Marching Cadences

Queen of Battle

Wake up to a mortar attack
Hit the ground, I'm out of the rack
My sergeant rushes me off to chow
But I don't eat it anyhow

Oh hail, Oh hail, Oh infantry
Queen of battle, follow me
Oh, airborne ranger's the life for me
For nothing in this world is free

From a big bird in the sky
All will jump and some will die
Off to battle we will go
To live or die, hell I don't know.

Hit the ground with American pride
A bullet through a commie's eye
He ought to be damn glad he died
He'd hate for me to take him alive

It's true that some of us will die
Airborne rangers learn to fly
But not today as I hit the ground
Lock and load another round

Over the hill, some men I've seen
Head to toe in Army green
Moving tactically, not a sound
Infantry soldiers on the ground

Assault, support are all in place
The enemy unaware of his fate
Claymores blast and 60's roar
Again, the airborne ranger scores

Its true that someday I'll be dead
Before I go I'll take more heads
Before us enemies all will flee
Cause we're the airborne infantry

Airborne Ranger (Shoot to Kill)

I hear the choppers humming
They're hovering overhead
They've come to get the wounded
They've come to get the dead

Airborne (shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot to kill)
Ranger (shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot to kill) *

My buddy's in a foxhole
A bullet in his head
The medic says he’s wounded
But I know that he's dead

Airborne (shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot to kill)
Ranger (shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot to kill) *

Sitting in a foxhole
Sharpening my knife
Up jumped the enemy
I hate to take his life

Airborne (shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot to kill)
Ranger (shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot to kill) *

And now the battle's over
The smoke is all around
We wanted to go home
But we're six feet underground

* The unit sings the words in parentheses at the same
time that the leader sings the words in italics. The unit then repeats
the leader's words in the normal manner*

Yellow Bird

A yellow bird
With a yellow bill
Was perched upon
My window sill
I lured him in
With a piece of bread
And then I smashed
His little head

The moral of
The story is
To get some head
You need some bread.
So dress it right
And cover down
40 inches
All around

Your left, your right
You're out of sight.
Your left, your right, you're--Dynamite.

Get on Back Home

I don't know why I left
But I must've done wrong

And it won't be long
'Till I get on back home

Got a letter in the mail
Go to war or go to jail

Sat me in that barber's chair
Spun me around, I had no hair

Used to drive a Cadillac
Now I hump a rucksack

Used to wear my faded jeans
Now I'm wearing Army green

Dress it right and cover down
Forty inches all around

Nine to the front and six to the rear
That's the way we do it here

Used to date a beauty queen
Now I date my M-16

Ain't no use in looking down
Ain't no discharge on the ground

Ain't no use in going back
Jody's got your Cadillac

Ain't no use in calling home
Jody's got your girl and gone

Ain't no use in feeling blue
Jody's got your sister too

Mama Mama can't you see
What this Army's done for me

Mama Mama can't you see
This Army life is killing me

Let It Blow

Standing tall and looking good
Ought to march in Hollywood
Let em blow, let em blow
Let the four winds blow
Let em blow from east to west
The US Army is the best
Hold your head and hold it high
(your) Platoon is marching by
Close your eyes and hang your head
We are marching by the dead
Look to your right and what do you see?
A whole bunch of legs looking at me
Dress it right and cover down
Forty inches all around
Nine to the front, six to the rear
That's the way we do it here

Pebbles and Bam-Bam

Pebbles and Bam-Bam on a Friday night
Trying to get to heaven on a paper kite
Lightning struck (BOOM) and down they fell (AHHH)
Instead of getting to heaven, they went straight to hell

Dino the dog (RUFF RUFF) was on the bone (CHOMP CHOMP)
While Fred and Barney rocked the microphone
There was nothing that Fred or Barney could do
'cept sing "Yabba daba daba daba daaaaaba do!"

Here We Go Again

Here we go again
Same old stuff again
Marching down the avenue
Two more years and we’ll be through
Am I right or wrong? (you’re right!)
Are we weak or strong? (we’re strong!)

They Say That In The Army

They say that in the Army, the chicken's mighty fine
The chicken jumped off the table and started marking time

Oh, Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go (group ends this line with home,
stretched out over 8 paces, and a "Hey" on the right foot
to end the refrain)

They say that in the Army, the pay is mighty fine
They give you a hundred dollars and take back ninety-nine

They say that in the Army, the coffee's mighty fine
It looks like muddy water, and tastes like turpentine

They say that in the Army, the biscuits are mighty fine
One rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine

Far Away

Around her hair she wore a yellow ribbon
She wore it in the springtime, in the merry month of May
And if you asked her why the heck she wore it
She wore it for that soldier who was far, far away
Far away!
Far away!
She wore it for that soldier who was far, far away.
Around the block she pushed a baby carriage...
Around her thigh she wore a yellow garter...
Behind the door her daddy kept his shotgun...
In the church the preacher kept a license...

Follow Me

Eighty-second
Patch on my shoulder
Pick up your chutes and follow me
Airborne infantry

One-oh-one
Patch on my shoulder
Pick up your ropes and follow me
Air assault infantry

Twenty-fifth
Patch on my shoulder
Pick up your rucks and follow me
Lightning infantry

Big red one
Patch on my shoulder
Get in your bradlees and follow me
Mechanized infantry

Seventy-fifth
Patch on my shoulder
Pick up your weapon and follow me
Ranger infantry

ROTC
Patch on my shoulder
Pick up your books and follow me
I'm the wanna-be infantry

The Best The World Will See

See that man in the tan beret
Ask him how he earns his pay
See that man in the tan beret
Killings how he earns his pay
He's the best the world will see
Airborne Ranger Infantry

See that man in the maroon beret
Ask him how he earns his pay
See that man in the maroon beret
Jumpings how he earns his pay
He's the best the world will see
US Airborne Infantry

See that man in the green beret
Ask him how he earns his pay
See that man in the green beret
Teaching how he earns his pay
He's the best the world will see
Special Forces Infantry

See that man with the blue chord on
Ask him how he earns his pay
See that man with the blue chord on
Hand to hands how he earns his pay
He's the best the world will see
US Army Infantry

Tiny Bubbles

Tiny bubbles
In my beer
Makes me happy
And full of cheer

Tiny bubbles
In my wine
Makes me happy
All the time

Everywhere We Go

Everywhere we go
People wanna know
Who we are
Where we come from
So we tell them
We are (Alpha, Bravo,)
Mighty Mighty Bravo
Rough - n - tough Bravo
Straight shooting Bravo

Captain Jack

Hey hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad tracks
With that weapon in my hand
I gonna be killin' man

Hey hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that bottle in my hand
I gonna be a drinking man

Hey hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that rifle in my hand
I gonna be a shooting man

With that bayonet in my hand
I gonna be a cutting man

With that woman in my hand
I gonna be a loving man

With that suitcase in my hand
I gonna be a traveling man

The Army Colors

The Army colors
the color is red
to show the world
the blood we've shed
blue...that we are true
white...that we are right
black...that we are back
gold...that we are bold
green...that we are mean
brown...that we get down
gray...that you will pay

Old King Cole

Old King Cole was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and called for his bowl
And he called for his privates, three
Beer, Beer, Beer said the privates
Merry men are we
But none so fair that they can compare to the airborne infantry

Old King Cole was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl
and he called for his corporals, three
I need a three-day pass said the corporals
Beer, Beer, Beer said the privates
Merry men are we
But none so fair that they can compare to the airborne infantry

Additional Verses:
Sergeants three--"File from the left, column right said the Sgts"
Lieuues three--"What do we do now said the lieuies"
Captains three--"Charge that hill said the captains"
Majors three--"Who's gonna shine my boots said the majors"
Colonels three--"Where's my star said the colonels"
Generals three--"War, War, War"

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