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IF A LADY'S WEARIN' PANTALOONS
I'LL TELL YOU WHERE THEY ARE
JODY CHANT (SOUND OFF 2)
JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE MOTHER 2
SOUND OFF (CADENCE COUNT) (DUCKWORTH CHANT)


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Subject: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: roxiesmama (inactive)
Date: 09 May 99 - 08:43 AM

Can anyone tell me where I might find some cadence (marching) songs. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:44 AM

The DT has a couple--try a search for Jody


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Tucker
Date: 09 May 99 - 11:16 AM

Can't repeat all the ones I was taught but Jody was mentioned in many of them. Even the poor Eskimos were too


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Margo
Date: 09 May 99 - 12:02 PM

Hey R'smama. are you talking about something you can play and sing? Are there marching songs ala folk? The only thing comes to mind is John Phillip Souza.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: John Hindsill
Date: 09 May 99 - 12:18 PM

"Sound Off" a marching, cadence song with various titles and lyrics...many made up extemporaneously. The best known, perhaps, is Mitch Miller's version done about 1955, coincedent withe the movie "Battle Cry" in which the song is appropriately featured.--John


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 99 - 03:17 PM

I always thought the best-known recording of "Sound Off" was the one done by Vaughn Monroe in the early 1950's. I've been trying to find that song on a CD for years, but it's not on any of the Vaughn Monroe collections I've found. Anybody know where I can find it?
-Joe Offer-
    I found it - it's on a compilation called The Very Best of Vaughn Monroe. It was a difficult quest, because I wanted to find a song that had "Duckworth" and didn't have most of the songs that are on the other Vaughn Monroe compilation that I already had.
    -Joe Offer, 26 Sept 04-


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 09 May 99 - 08:26 PM

As I indicated on the Jody thread a while back, even the Romans sang or chanted them. I once read a translation of a Roman jody wherein the soldiers complained of Scippio Africanus getting all the wine and pretty women, while they did all the fighting.

I've often if that song that starts off mentioning Lord Nelson is a true marching song, used by sailors on those occassions when they had to march to fight on land. Starts off "Lord Nelson had a remedy to cure your mal-de-mer", which is sometimes mondegreened into "moldy mare".:)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 09 May 99 - 08:57 PM

Hmmm, does the moldy mare go with the hoarse weasel (I really can't spell, ah shucks!)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:07 PM

"mal-de-mer" -- I think I got the spelling right. It means sea-sickness. I can't remember what His Lordship had advised as a cure -- probably the lash.

IIRC, the chorus also has a play on the word "oar" -- remember it would have been English sailors singing the song.

"Hoarse weasel" -- a mondegreen for the title of a nasty Nazi song, which seems to have a tune suitable for an Anglican hymn? (See previous thread on subject.)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:10 PM

The song with mal-de-mer and Nelson in it is Marching Inland, a recent composition by Tom Lewis. In the DT.

If anyone has words to Jody chants, cadence calls etc., feelthy or not, please send them to me. (Or post 'em, if you're shy)

dick greenhaus


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:18 PM

Ah, so it isn't a new one. Thanks Dick.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Tucker
Date: 09 May 99 - 09:31 PM

C'mon, you folks have to know these!!! Let me try one innocent one to see if this is what someone wants.....GI beans and GI Gravy, Gee I wish I'd joined the Navy...Sound Off....Sound Off....Sound off 1-2...3-4, ain't no use in lookin' down, ain't no discharge on the ground... Count Cadance, Count Cadence Count Cadence count!Geez, combined with the damn mothballs mentioned in an earlier thread my mind is back to being 19 again......now if only my body was


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: roxiesmama (inactive)
Date: 09 May 99 - 10:47 PM

I have a grandson in Safe P. (State Jail) and he is the Cadence Caller and is wanting some new or old cadence calls. He has permission from the warden to get some new calls. He wrote to me asking if I might find some on the internet. So I came here hoping to find some for him. Many Thanks, Carolyn


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: John Hindsill
Date: 09 May 99 - 11:51 PM

Joe this could be a win/win situation. You being of a certain age, I think, may remember that in the 1950s there could be simultaneous, multiple recordings (even hits) on the same song. Some I remember--not counting God-awful R&B covers by white folks--"Hey There", "Answer Me Oh My Love [Lord]" "Unchained Melody", "This Old House" and on and on and on. After I posted earlier, I recalled that Art Lund [perhaps] had also sung "Sound Off".


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Subject: In The Early Morning Rain
From: GUEST,sgtrandolph@yahoo.com
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 02:50 PM

I had a Drill that sang this one in basic, but I don't remember the whole thing ... anyone recognize?

(chorus)
In the early morning rain
with this weapon in my hand
I'm coming home today
From this war-torn land

(1st verse)
With a rifle in my arms
and a ruck sack on my back
I've carried forth this fight
but now I'm coming back


That's all I remember ... if you know the rest email me PLEASE ...

Thanx
sgtrandolph@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: mg
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 01:07 AM

Hambone hambone where you been
Round the world and back again

And they used to sing Oleana a lot too during the Vietnam war...such a great song, with such horrid lyrics for the most part.

mg


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Subject: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 06:37 PM

hello
    this is ryan, i was wondering if you know titles of songs that is always being use in graduation? pls send reply to ryanncp@hotmail.com

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Barry T
Date: 12 Aug 04 - 08:25 PM

How 'bout Land of Hope and Glory...
http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/england/hopeglry.htm

Gaudeamus Igitur is another, but I don't have a blue clicky at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 11:58 AM

Graduation? Not a song, but they always play Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance No. (whatever it is).

And when I was a kid, we sang (or rather, chanted):

Left
Left
Left my wife and forty five children
Home in the kitchen in starving condition
With nothing but gingerbread
Left
Left (et cetera, ad nauseam)

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: belter
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 06:23 PM

about 20 years ago the US army decided to clean up its act, and outlaw dirty cadences. this put an end to a lot of the tridition of millitary cadences. Maybee some old guys remember them, but they're no longer passed on.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 07:10 PM

I'm glad to see this thread being revived. I recently had a practical lesson in the value of marching songs when I marched with my team in the Four Days Marches in Nijmegen, Holland. I was the lead singer for our team, and I found that a good song really does help you push through the pain. Some of my favourites were "Halo Infantry" (I have no idea what the Halo means) and "Mama, mama can't you see" and a French song "Mon pere n'avait que dix poulets". They had a powerful rythymn and were easy to sing loud. Some other good songs, like Barrett's Privateers, didn't work as well on the march because I was almost gasping for air at the end of a line.

The Canadian Army has a long tradition of pretty filthy marching songs too, but we were under strict orders not to sing anything really offensive. Not to worry, the Dutch units took care of that. They were always singing, mostly songs in English that they'd picked up from the Brits and Americans. I heard a lot of good singing from the Brits and Americans, but not the obscene stuff I remember from years ago.

For a folkie like me, it was fascinating to be part of an active folk process. We heard another Canadian team singing "Halo Infantry" towards the end of the third day. Their lead singer taught it to me, and said that he had heard an American team singing it a couple of years before.

Now that the subject has been brought up again, are their any recordings of Jodys or marching songs. I probably won't have a chance to do Nijmegen again, but if I do I'd like to learn some new songs.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: The Walrus
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 04:16 PM

It's amazing what one _can_ march to.
I recall that a few years ago, a batch of us (re-enactors) were in full kit, marching through Autuilles (a town on part of the Somme battlefield) to 'A little Bit of Cucumber', and marching down the country roads to "Serjeant Soloman Isaacstien" and a 'filk' version of "Doctor Shelly" (insulting one of our members), they all worked and they all helped the march.
If it has a simple rhythmn, can be adjusted to the marching empo and the lines are short enough to allow breathing, you csn march to it.

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 06:54 PM

I asked for marching music in this thread and got lots of great songs.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Juan Phatt-B'Stard
Date: 14 Aug 04 - 08:55 PM

A very short, English marching tune was:

Tuppence I got for selling my clothes
Tuppence I got for my blanket
If ever I 'list (enlist) for (as) a soldier again
The Devil will be my sergeant (repeat ad nauseum)

'Tuppence' is two pennies

Must have been a d*mn short march


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 06:02 PM

Thanks for that. The version I know of Devil Will be My Sergeant has the line "Forty I got for selling my coat", meaning lashes. I wish there were more verses.

That's an excellent site Mary. It doesn't seem to have exactly the stuff I was looking for, which was more in the line of marching chanteys for people who are exhausted and ready to give serious consideration to having their feet amputated. However, it was great fun listening to those old recordings.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,hey
Date: 25 Sep 04 - 11:38 PM

does anyone no a marching song by the name of the flying fortress i had a guy once sing part of it to me and i would really like to find it.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 07:10 AM

I will post a version that I know later today.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 12:02 PM

CET mentioned the marching song "Mama Mama can't you see". Can he {she?} or anyone else please post the words to that chant? Thanks.

Until I read that post I didn't connect the two "Mama, Mama can't you see" children's handclap rhymes that I had collected with army marching chants. Both rhymes start the same.

       Mama Mama can't you see
       what that's army done to me.

Then the rhymes change up. One continues with these words:

       It took away my MTV
       now I got to watch Barney
       Tic tac toe
       three in a row
       Barney got shot {killed} by GI Joe.
       Don't stop till your hands get hot
       Don't stop till your hand gets red.

{Then girls and boys do fast hand clap routine}

The other version says:

It made me clean the living room.
It made me clean the bathroom.
It said Michael Jackson is a fag.
Put him in a garbage bag.
Tick tac toe
three in a row.
Tickle yourself!
--
{Both collected from African American girls and boys, Pittsburgh, Pa area, 1999, 2000}

Has anyone else heard rhymes like these used by children?

What these rhymes say about the children's values and "political" views is a whole 'nother story...


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 12:10 PM

I have "Mama, mama can't you see" on my computer at work and I will post it tomorrow. It's in the official songbook for the Canadian Nijmegen contingent.

Here's the version of the Flying Boxcar that I remember, although I know it as "Our Sergeant Major":

They took the Flying Boxcar up to 40,000 feet,
They took the Flying Boxcar up to 40,000 feet,
They took the Flying Boxcar up to 40,000 feet,
And he ain't gonna jump no more


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Subject: ADD: Mama Mama Can't You See
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 02:40 PM

Here is "Mama, mama can't you see". Needless to say, there are plenty of variants. Sorry for the delay.

MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE

Mama Mama can't you see
What this road is doing to me
Mama Mama can't you see
What this road is doing to me

Chorus is a chant of the tune
(Whoa whoa), (Yay yay) or (Da da dada)

Mama Mama can't you see
What these boots are doing to me

Mama mama can't you see
Both my feet were blister free


Mama mama don't you care
I've got sweaty underwear.

Joined the army to get in shape
But all I do is hurry and wait

They put me in a barber's chair
Shaved my head 'til it was bare.

Use to wear designer jeans
Now I'm dressed in jungle greens

Thought I'd get to get to have some fun
But all I do is shoot my gun

They took away my life of fun
Now all I do is shoot my gun (Or, Now I don't even shoot my gun)

They took away my gin and rum
Now I'm up before the sun

Used to drive a Chevrolet
Now I'm marching all the way

Used to drive a Cadillac
Now I pack it on my back

They took away my set of wheels
Now I've blisters on my heels.

I used to date a beauty queen
Now I hump my M.16

Up in the morning much too soon
We're still marching after noon.

Keep on looking straight ahead
To a warm and cozy bed.

Dressed in Green and looking mean
We ought to be in the marines

Standing tall and looking good
We ought to be in Hollywood

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

Ain't no use in going slow
There are many miles to go

Ain't no point in going fast
We shall never be the last

**** ****(Someone's name) Don't be blue
Frankenstein was ugly too

**** ****(Someone's name) is looking green
We all pissed in his/her canteen.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 02:49 PM

Guest,

Thanks for the words to this rhyme.

The children's rhymes I've collected and some of the verses of this military cadence have close similarities, particularly the beginning two lines and the lines "they took away my MTV"=kid's version and "they took away my gun/wheels.."= military version.

The folk tradition is alive and well!

{You may want to see the Jody's children's thread if you have not already done so.}


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Edmund
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 02:54 PM

Er, that was me signing on as guest. I also see that I didn't actually post the lyrics to "Our Sergeant Major" as I thought I did. Here goes:

1. Our Sergeant-Major jumped from 40,000 feet (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more

CHORUS:

And the Lord said,
Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die,
Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die,
Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die,
When your balls hang lower than your paratrooper boots (Or repeat "And he ain't gonna jump no more" if you want to be more polite)

2. He was the last to leave the plane, the first to hit the ground (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more

CHORUS

3. He landed on the runway like a little blob of shit (or "like a blob of strawberry jam) (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more

CHORUS

4. They scraped him off the runway with a little silver spoon (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more

CHORUS

5. They put him in a matchbox and they sent him home to Mom (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more

CHORUS

6. They put him on the mantelpiece for everyone to see (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more

CHORUS

7. Now he is a soldier in the Army of the Lord (3X)
And he ain't gonna jump no more
(I learned this last verse from a British unit at the Nijmegen Marches this summer)

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: PoppaGator
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 03:00 PM

Funny how there are so often two threads running on the same subject (e.g., this and "Jody's children," two current threads on tips for guitar beginnners, etc.).

Guest's long set of verses to "Mama Mama Can't You See," 2 or 3 posts above, is great. I had forgotten one of my favorite couplets: "Ain't no use in lookin' down / Ain't no discharge on the ground."

I was surprised, however, to see the word "gun" appear in several places. When I was in US Army Basic Training, you could catch some serious hell for using that word -- the correct terminology was "weapon."

But then, "weapon" doesn't rhyme nearly as easily as "gun"!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 10:16 AM

This comment is in tune with the rainy weather we're having in Pittsburgh today:

It just occurred to me that the cadence refrain "he ain't gonna jump no more" sounds very much like the African American antebellum dance song refrains "Ain't gonna {gwine} rain no more" and "Ain't gonna work no more."

Has anyone else written about this similarity?

I see that there is a thread for "Ain't gonna rain no more". I will post this observation there also.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Chris Green
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 11:33 AM

Not sure if they're technically marching songs but have a look anyway!

Babylon is Fallen - Parliamentarian song from the English Civil War.

Garryowen - the march of the 7th Cavalry at Little Big Horn

High Germany - 18th century English song

All of them have midi files of the tune.

Hope that helps!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Q
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 12:19 PM

"Weapon" is fairly recent Army usage. A gun was a gun in WW2 drills.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Lighter
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 06:15 PM

Q: No "This is my rifle, this is my gun..." rhyme in basic?   What kind of chicken outfit were you in? ;)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Chris Green
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:32 AM

Of course there's all the WW1 marching songs too - "Tipperary", "Pack Up Your troubles In Your Old Kit Bag", "Hush, Here Comes a Whizz-Bang" etc.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Lighter
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:24 PM

Am I right in guessing that "Tuppence I got for selling my clothes" is sung to the 18th century tune, "Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen"?


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:43 PM

This is my rifle
This is my gun
This is for fighting
This is for fun.

....but I think the term "weapon" instead of "rifle" is an innovation of the Vietnam War. Gunlore in the Military will give more information.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Lighter
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 08:48 PM

Great reference, Joe.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,edje Royal Netherlands Army
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 03:56 PM

you didn't knew what halo infantry ment? well , it's not halo but : Hail oh hail oh infantry.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: The Walrus
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 07:13 PM

Lighter,

"..."Tuppence I got for selling my clothes"..." (more usually "Fifty I got for selling my coat" - a reference to lashes awarded by a Commanding Officer) is sung to the traditional tune "The Rogues' March", traditionally played when the prisoner is marched out to punishment or in 'Drumming out' someone considered undesirable for service.

"Fifty I got for selling my coat,
"Fifty for selling my blanket,
"If ever I 'list for a soldier again,
"The Devil shill be my sergeant.
"Poor old soldier,
"Poor old soldier,
"Fifty I got for selling my coat,
"Fifty for selling my blanket,
"If ever I 'list for a soldier again,
"The Devil shill be my sergeant."

Any use?

Walrus.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Lighter
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 09:12 PM

Yes, Walrus ! Thanks mucho ! The old U.S. "Rogue's March" went to a shorter variant of that :

Poor old soldier !
Poor old soldier !
He'll be tarred and feathered and sent to Hell,
Because he would not soldier well.

The music of the third and fourth lines rather resemble "Here's to the Maiden." Could easily be coincidental.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 08:34 AM

Words and tune in this thread: Lyr Req: John Tams singing


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Charmion
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 01:58 PM

Guest edje of the Royal Netherlands Army:

In my olive-drab experience, "halo" in the infantry context is an acronym for "high altitude, low opening", and refers to a kind of free-fall parachute descent.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Lighter
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 09:59 PM

Thanks, Snuffy.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: dermod in salisbury
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 04:37 AM

I did the Nijmegen marches many years ago as a territorial soldier. My recollection is that the Germans had the best marching songs, and everyone seemed to know the words. By comparison, we were a poor lot. But one song worked fantastically for us and had the watchers on the road sides laughing. The Hokey Cokey, complete with turnabouts on the march.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 05 - 12:49 AM

does anyone recognize the tune below? my grandma was asking about it, she used to hear it on the radio all the time during the war while she was in england. below is what she remembers of it. a name, artist, anything will be a help.   thanks

Canadian Marching Song:

We're on our way
We're on our way
We're on our way to Berchtesgaden
And every day, every day is one day nearer
When we get there you will hear us
Singing hey-di ho-di hey
When we get there
You can betcha
We'll have Hitler on a stretcher
Singing hey hey hey
We're on our way


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Bforreyb@AOL.com
Date: 17 May 06 - 04:56 PM

At the beginning of the show 'THE UNIT' THEY SAY/SING A SONG ON EACH SHOW. I HAVE TRIED TO PICK UP ON THE WORDS BUT I CAN'T.

DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW???


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:59 PM

I am training for Nijmegen again this year, and today I tried out "Johnny Come down to Hilo" as a marching song, with new lyrics designed for Canadian military marchers. It seemed to work well, especially the "Oh, wake her, oh shake her" which I could bellow all day without losing my breath. I also changed "with the blue dress on" to "with the CADPAT on", referring to the Canadian Forces pattern of camouflage combat uniforms.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Morten
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 07:26 PM

Hello Edmund

I'll look forward to hear "Johnny Come down to Hilo" in Nijmegen this year.

CU

LT M.H.Nielsen
Denmark


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 13 Jun 06 - 07:28 PM

Lt Nielsen:

I hope I do get to sing it in Nijmegen, but I may well not be able to go. People who have completed all the training and have never gone before have priority, and there were enough first timers who qualified this year to fill all the spots on my team. My chances of going will now depend on a spot becoming vacant on another team. If I don't go this year, I will tell my team mates to sing it for me.

Have a good march.

Edmund Thomas


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Subject: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,samantt
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 06:29 PM

We doing a chairity march 9 and a bit miles
we desperatly looking for songs we can learn quickly
and easily to spur on our cadets so anybody with a hand would be extremly helpful
and what tune there sang to we got a few but no where near enough


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 06:53 PM

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I found alot of interesting examples of cadences on http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi

I'm not sure about if you'll be familiar with the tunes though, if your not from the US.

I hope it helps.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 08:31 PM

Samantt:

I could give you the lyrics to quite a few songs, but if you don't know the tunes the words won't help you much.

A lot of good marching songs are based on traditional and older British and American popular tunes. For example, "Our Sergeant Major" mentioned earlier in this thread is sung to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

I have had good results with a couple of sea chanties, "Johnny Come Down to Hilo" and "Roll the Old Chariot". If you know any sea chanties, some could work well for you.

Some of my favourite marching songs are "Mama, mama, can't you see", "They say that in the Army", "Hey, hey, Captain Jack", and "Way, hey, rock and roll." The words are often pretty stupid and the tunes are simple, but they can keep you going when you are tired and your feet hurt.

You will need at least one real song leader, somebody who can sing loud and isn't tone deaf. A "good" voice is nice, but not essential. Call and response songs are the easiest because the whole group doesn't have to learn all the words. However, the song leader has to know the tune cold, even if he or she uses a song sheet for the words.

Simple tunes, without too much variation in pitch and fairly short lines, work the best. I have found that some good songs don't adapt easily to marching because they are just too hard to sing while marching at 5 km an hour or more. My marching was done wearing a rucksack, so it might be easier for your group.

Final word of advice: make sure your cadets drink lots of water throughout the march. They will suffer if they don't.

Good luck

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 10:43 PM

For the botanists ~   The words are from
Gray's Manual of Botany ~ I had the entire botany class
marching along singing this song while on a field trip.
Oh well,at least I still remember the characteristics
of the family Primulaceae.

To the tune The Ants Go Marching One by One

Herbs with opposite or whorled leaves Hurrah, Hurrah
Flowers five merous the petals united Hurrah, Hurrah
Stamens five and opposite the petals,
Ovary superior, placentation free central,
And the fruit is a capsule in Primulaceae.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Famous
Date: 14 Jul 06 - 04:43 PM

Here is one from the fifties - "your pants are tight, your step is light, your cajones swing from left to right, sound off, etc

Won't work very well if you have females in your unit.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,britt
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 01:17 AM

Does anybody know AH Oh Captain Jack? because i would really like to know the words to it


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 02:35 AM

Here's one version of Captain Jack:

Captain Jack

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that rifle in my hand
I'm gonna be a shootin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that knife in my hand
I'm gonna be a cuttin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that grenade in my hand
I'm gonna be a killin' man
A killin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that bottle in my hand
I'm gonna be a drinkin' man
A drinkin' man
A killin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that book in my hand
I'm gonna be a studyin' man
A studyin' man
A drinkin' man
A killin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi?folder=journal&next=28

-snip-

That website has a number of other cadences. Check it out!


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Subject: RE: uamc Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 09:27 AM


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,a canadian eh!
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 06:01 PM

just wondering if any one has hered The O C O, i don't know all the words it a rifles song, just wondered if any could post the words. or any other rifle songs. it goes along the lines of "the oco is a merry asshole,.......beer, beer, beer, said the riflemen and a merry ol men are we." somethin like that.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:00 PM

Airborne! Airborne! have you heard!
(repeat)
We're gonna jump from a big assed bird!
(repeat)
C130 on the line!
(repeat)
Every-body's do-ing fine!
(repeat)
Stand Up! Hook up! shuffle to the door!
(repeat)
Jump right out and count to four!
(repeat)
If my chute don't open wide!
(repeat)
I've got another one by my side!
(repeat)
And, if that chute don't open too!
(repeat)
Look out world, I'm a-commin' thru!
(repeat)
Tell my girl I done my best!
(repeat)
And pin my wings upon my chest!
(repeat)
Singin' OhOhOhOhOh!!!
(repeat)
Singin' OhOhOhOhOh!!!
(repeat)
Airborne!!!
(repeat)
Airborne!!!
(repeat)
Kill!!!
(repeat)
Kill!!!
(repeat)
All the way!!!
(repeat)
All the way!!!
(repeat)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,The Banjoest
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:14 PM

Here's another one I remember, It's much like the one I posted above.

C-130 running down the strip
(repeat)
Airborne ranger on a one way trip
(repeat)
Mission top secret, destination unknown
(repeat)
Don't even know if I'm going home
(repeat)
Stand-up, hook-up, shuffle to the door
(repeat)
Jump right out and count to four
(repeat)
If my main don't open wide
(repeat)
I got a reserve on my side
(repeat)
If that one should fail me too
(repeat)
Look out ground there's a ranger comin' through
(repeat)
I said hey all the way
(repeat)
I say hey every day
(repeat)
If I die on the old drop zone
(repeat)
Then box me up and send me home
(repeat)
Bury me at leaning rest
(repeat)
Tell my mama I've done my best
(repeat)
I said hey all the way
(repeat)
I say hey every day
(repeat)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Burke
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 12:05 AM

I wanna be an airborne ranger
I wanna live a life of danger


Going to viet nam
Patch'em up in saigon
One more river to cross

Parts of two I remember from '66. There were about a million Jody calls.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: LukeKellylives (Chris)
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 09:49 AM

Cadence to Arms, maybe?


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 27 Feb 07 - 10:12 PM

Guest:

That's definitely a Canadian army song, but the correct title is "Old King Cole". I first heard when I was in Army Cadets years ago. It goes like this:

Old King Cole was a (merry old soul)(or horny ass hole)
And a merry old soul was he
And he called for his pipe in the middle of the night (in the first that I first heard it was "he called for his wife")
And he called for his privates three.

Beer, beer, beer said the privates,
Merry men are we
There's none so fair as can compare
To (insert name of unit or other group that rhymes with we, e.g. Bravo Company)

The song then builds, adding a rank each time, always ending up with beer, beer, beer said the privates. There are various versions. One that comes to mind right now is:

Left, right, left, right, left said the corporals
Move to the right in threes said the sergeants
Put that man on charge said the warrants
What shall we do now? said the louies
We do all the work said the captains
We want six weeks leave said the majors
Bring us in more wine said the colonels
Where the hell's my car, said the generals

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,lyrics anyone?
Date: 18 Mar 07 - 01:33 PM

I am a cadet in the Air Training Corps (Air Cadets) and currently doing training for the nijmegen march, although I can't do it this year as I'm not yet 16.
So far the training weekends I've done have gone really well, and I've definately been helped along by the singing (good and bad). I especially like 'Way, hey rock and roll' - that's best in the early morning down by the sea front when it's raining.
I've sung a lot of the songs mentioned here, but some with slightly different versions. Does anyone know any different lyrics to the song with the chorus "Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die"? I heard a couple of people singing a really good version with not so many repeats and I really want to learn it.
Here's another song that has a good tune:

(Verses to be repeated after each line)

When my grandaddy
Was one hundred and one
He did the Nijmegen marches
Just for fun

Chorus (to be sung after each verse):
He sang 'your left, your left'
(others) Your left, your left
Your left, right, left
(others) Your left, right, left
He sang 'your left, your left'
(others) Your left, your left
Your nijmegen left
(others) Your nijmegen left

When my grandaddy
Was one hundred and two
He did the Nijmegen marches
Just like me and you

Chorus

Verses are repeated with the following:

One hundred and three - He did the Nijmegen marches/ Between his lunch and his tea
One hundred and four - He said I can't slow down now/ For you boys no more
One hundred and five - Well he taught me the two-step/ For the Nijmegen jive
One hundred and six - He said well come on boys/ This ones for forty clicks
One hundred and seven - Well the poor man died/ And he went to heaven
One hundred and eight - With his head held high/ Walked through those pearly gates
One hundred and nine - Well he had all them angels/ All marching in time
One hundred and ten - He said let me back down/ I want to do that again

Thanks to Edmund for all his suggestions and tips on doing the actual Nijmegen. You should get webbing - it's so much better than wearing a rucksack.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 09:32 PM

I can't think right now of other lyrics to go with the chorus of "Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die." I'll post them later on if I come up with something.

I am training (with my boss's permission) for Nijmegen yet again, but I have no more expectation than last year of being able to go. However, it does me good and gets me out of the office three times a week.

The new small pack that has now been issued to just about everybody in the Canadian Army is a good piece of kit - a lot better than the old rucksack. We have to carry 10 kg of dead weight, i.e. beyond water and food, so I'm not sure that webbing would do the trick.

I'm glad to see someone your age using the Mudcat. Why not get a membership?

Edmund


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 03:15 AM

when i did the training for nijmegen (Air training corp) the songs really pulled me through(i only did the training because i was away). Hopefully doing it next year is there any chance people can send me various songs that we can add to our lengthy list already?

email:suzy989@hotmail.com

Suz


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 08:13 AM

Suz, you're asking people to send you "various songs that we can add to our lengthy list already" but you're not sharing any of those songs by posting them here.

That doesn't seem very sporting of you.

I apologize if you've already posted some marching songs or cadence chants on this thread.

If not, why not??


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 08:43 AM

A collection of Grunt's Military Cadences.
"(Some cadences contain vulgar language. Please read with caution."


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Hey Ho Captain Jack
Date: 31 May 07 - 01:45 PM

This is a change in the worda to 'Hey Ho Captain Jack.'
After singing the song for 12 years as a Canadian Contingent Marcher at Nijmegen something happened to the words. Here goes..

Hey Ho Captain Jack
Walking down this railway track
With a pencil in my hand.
I.............am crazy
Crazy, crazy, crazy
Certified crazy.
Bonified crazy,
My Mama says I'm crazy,
The Lone Ranger,
Hi Ho Silver.
Getti up, Getti up, getti up, up up
I'm going to be your writing man,
The best I can,
For Uncle sam

Hey Ho Captain jack,
Walking down this rail road track
etc.........
With a rifle......shooting man
with a knife .....poking man
with a bible......preaching man
bottle............drinking
book..............studying man

The best I can
For uncle Sam


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 31 May 07 - 08:17 PM

Guest:

It sounds like some of the lyrics you quoted belong in a different song altogether. The part in your version that goes:

"I.............am crazy
Crazy, crazy, crazy
Certified crazy.
Bonified crazy,
My Mama says I'm crazy,
The Lone Ranger,
Hi Ho Silver.
Getti up, Getti up, getti up, up up"

doesn't seem to have anything to do with the Captain Jack song. At any rate, I haven't heard these words in the last three years.

Do we know each other, by the way? I may be at Nijmegen this summer, so say hello if you make it there.

CET


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 01:05 AM

An old VULGAR Cadence we used back in 86 at Ft. Dix...

I wish all the ladies were pies on the shelf
and I was a baker
I'd eat em all myself

I wish all the ladies were rocks in a pile
and I was a mason
I'd lay em all with style

I wish all the ladies were potholes in the road
and I was a dumpster
I'd fill em with my load

I wish all the ladies were bells in the tower
and I was a preacher
I'd bang em eevry hour


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 10 Jun 07 - 05:55 PM

Nowadays at Nijmegen you're likely to hear that one sung by the Dutch, but not by the Canadians or Americans.

The stars have aligned themselves in my favour, and it looks like I will be marching at Nijmegen after all, but on an international team rather than one of the Canadian Forces teams.

Here's one that I wrote last year for my Nijmegen team, to the tune of "Johnny Come Down to Hilo". Local references: CADPAT = Canadian Disruptive Pattern camouflage; the Rideau is the Rideau River that joins the Ottawa River not very far from my house:

JOHNNY COME DOWN THE RIDEAU

I ain't never seen the like since I've been born,
Canadian soldier with his rucksack on,
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

CHORUS:

Oh wake her, oh shake her!
Shake that gal with the CADPAT on!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

I heard the Sergeant-Major say
I like marching every day!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

Oh, get your ass up off your rack
Cause we're marching there and we're marching back!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

Oh, life is good and life is sweet
When you've got blisters on both your feet!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

I don't go marching for the cash.
I only do it 'cause I like heat rash!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

Oh, I got a gal across the sea,
She's a marching fool and she says to me
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

I wish we'd march the civilian way,
And stop at Timmie's nine times a day!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

I heard my team leader shout
My toenail's black and it's falling out!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

You ask me how we deal with pain.
The secret is we have no brain!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

Why do I march in any weather?
It's just because I like black leather!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

Oh, you don't need drugs, you don't need a pill.
You'll never get sick if you just do drill!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!

Oh, when it rains, it's a damn sure bet
That the infantry is getting wet!
Johnny come down the Rideau, poor old man!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,tiffypoo
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 09:33 PM

I've always said a different line in what you call "Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die" - formaly known as "The Flying Fortress"
Here goes...

Glory, glory what a hell of a way to die
With a rifle up your ass and a bullet in your eye..

Heres a few more I know, if anyones interested...

Airborne Ranger

Two old lady's lyin in a bed..
One rolled over and the other one said
I wanna life of danger
I wanna be an airborne ranger

C-130 rollin down the strip
Airborne Rangers' gonna take a trip
Stand up, buckle up, shufle to the door
Jump right out on the count of four

If my main don't open wide
I gotta reserve by my side
and if that one should fail me two
look out ground im comin through

(change to sing-song tune...)
And when I go to heaven
St Peter's gonna say
"How'd you enjoy your livin boy
How'd you enjoy your pay?"
And I reply with a little bit of anger
I lived my life as an Airborne Ranger
Blood and guts, glory and danger
That's the life of an Airborne Ranger
And when I go to hell
Satan's gonna say
"How'd you enjoy your livin boy,
How'd you enjoy your pay?"
And I'll reply with a whole lot of anger
I lived my life as an Aiborne Ranger
Blood and guts, glory and danger
That's the life of an Airborne Ranger

Here's a pretty obscene marching song...

Walkin round Canal street,
knockin on every door,
God d*** son of a b****, couldn't find a w****.

Finally found a wh***,
She was tall and thin,
God d*** son of a b**** couldn't get it in.

Finally got it in,
Wiggled it all around,
God d*** son of a b****, couldn't get it out.

Finally got it out,
It was red and sore.
The moral of the story is to never f*** a wh***

Yellow Bird

Yellow bird
with a yellow bill
sittin on
my window sill
I lured him in
with a piece of bread
and then i smashed
his f***ing head.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 12:11 PM

i am sorry if i didn't seem very sporting, i did not mean it in a selfish way. i haven't been on here for a while so at your request here are some songs :)

Lady in red - is repeated after every line

There's a lady in red
she makes her living on the bed
There's a lady in red
she makes her living on the bed

(chorus)
singing nar nar nar nar
wooo whooo
do do do do do do do do

Theres a lady in green
she a rampant sex machine
Theres a lady in green
she a rampant sex machine

(chorus)

black- see like to take it from the back
white- earns her living through the night
blue- she is making eyes at you
yellow - shes a funny looking fellow
grey- she likes to do it in the hay

there is some others but they get ruder and ruder

The prettiest girl (again this is the lead and is to be repeated after each line and then the whole verse is repeated)

the prettiest girl,
i ever saw
was sipping vodka,
through a straw
the prettiest girl,
i ever saw
was sipping vodka,
through a straw

(Chorus)

we are the team,
who feel no pain,
but thats because,
we have no brains,

(or/and)

oh here we go,
we're at it again,
we're moving out,
we're moving in,

i walked right up,
and sat right down,
and ordered up,
another round,

(Chorus)

i put my hand,
upon her toe,
she said young man,
your rather low,

(Chorus)

i put my hand,
upon her knee,
she said young man,
your teasing me,

(Chorus)

i put my hand,
upon her thigh,
she said young man,
you're far too high,

(Chorus)

i picked her up,
and laid her down,
her long blonde hair,
fell all around,

(Chorus)

i put my hand,
inside her vest,
she said young man,
you surely jest,

(Chorus)

i put my hand,
upon her crutch,
she said young man,
you're far too much,

(Chorus)

i pushed it in,
i pulled it out,
it was so good,
it made her shout,

(Chorus)

the wedding was,
a formal one,
her father hand,
a white shotgun,

(Chorus)

and now i have,
a mother-in-law,
and fourteen kids,
who call me pa,

(Chorus)

the moral of,
this story is clear,
instead of vodka,
stick to beer.

'what a way to die' (flying fortress or blood upon the risers) one version goes something like this:

they flew the flying fortress up to forty thousand feet
they flew the flying fortress up to forty thousand feet
they flew the flying fortress up to forty thousand feet
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)
glory glory what a hell of a way to die
with a bayonet up your arse hole and a bullet in your eye
glory glory what a hell of a way to die
and he ent going to jump no more

he was a rooky trooper and he surly shook with fright
as he checked on his equipment and made sure his pack was tight
he had to sit and listen to those powerful engines roar
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)

'is everybody happy'? cried the sergaent looking up
our hero feebly answered yes and then they shood him up
he leaped right out into the blast his static line unhooked
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)

he counted loud, he counted long, he waited for the shock
he felt the wind, he felt the clouds, he felt the awful drop
he jerked his cord, the silk spilled out and wrapped around his legs
and he ent going o jump no more

(chorus)

the riser wrapped around his neck , connectors cracked his dome
suspension lines were tied in knots around his skinny bones
the canopy became a shroud, he hurtled to the ground
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)

the days he'd lived and loved and laughed kept running through his mind
he thought about the girl back home, the one he'd left behind
he thought about the medics and he wondered what they'd find
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)

the ambulance was on the shot, the GI's running wild
the medics jumped and screamed with glee, they rolled up their sleeves and smiled
for it had been at least a week since last a chute had failed
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)

he hit the ground, the sound was splat, his blood went spirting high
his comrades all were heard to say; ' what a helluva way to die'
he lay there rolling round in the welter of his gore
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)

the was blood upon the risers, there were brains upon the chute
intestines were a danding from the paratroopers' boots
they poured him from his helmet and the scraped him from his chute
and he ent going to jump no more

(chorus)


i hope these are ones you dont have already

Suz


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Oct 07 - 11:04 PM

Fire Fighter Cadences Query:

I'm reposting this query that was submitted to my website:

"Any ideas on where I can find firefighter jody/cadence calls? Thanks"
-James, 10/21/2007
**

I'm not sure what other answer to give James besidese changing the words to already existing cadences, or making up some new ones. Does anyone here know any firefighter jodies/cadences?

Here's the only two firefighter cadences that are featured on my website's page on Military Cadences:

When I Get To Heaven {Version #2} [Fire Academy Chant]
When I get to heaven St. Peter's he will say "How'd you make your living" "How'd you earn your pay" I'll hold my axe up higher and higher Cause I make my living as a Fire Fighter! Fi-Er-Er-Er-Er Fight-Er-Er-Er-Er-Er And when I go to hell Ole Satan he will say "How'd you make your living" "How'd you earn your pay" I'll hold my hose up higher and higher Cause I make my living as a Fire Fighter! Fi-Er-Er-Er-Er Fight-Er-Er-Er-Er-Er
-Sam A; 11/3/2006 {from a Tech School at a USA Fire Academy}
http://www.cocojams.com/military_cadences.htm



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When My Great Granny Was 91 [Fire Academy Chant]
"Fire Academy's in the U.S often train in a para-military style. The following is a common cadence heard in the Fire Academy.

When my great granny was 91
She did PT just for fun
When my great granny was 92
She did PT better than you
When my great granny was 93
She did PT better than me
When my great granny was 94
She did PT more and more
When my great granny was 95
She did PT to stay alive
When my great granny was 96
She did PT just for kicks
When my great granny was 97
She up, she died, she went to heaven
When my great granny was 98
She meet St. Peter at the Pearly Gate
She said St. Peter, St. Peter sorry I'm late"
- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_call


****

It appears that james is not the only one searching for firefighter cadences.

http://forums.firehouse.com/archive/index.php/t-80295.html includes this post:

"fireslayer12370 3-31-2006, 12:04 PM
does anyone now any good fire caidences. i am going through my academy now and needed some for our runs and while loading hose"

-snip-

Unfortunately, no examples of cadences were posted to that thread, but fireslayer12370 was given the advice to "Change the words [of military cadences] to suit your academy or local FD, and you have something to start with.

-snip-

That's what I said. :o}

But, I wonder does anyone know any military cadences that were changed to firefighter cadences? Or does anyone have any suggestions of which military cadences could be changed into firefighter cadences?

I'll email the URL of this thread to james in the hopes that he might join in this conversation. And I'll send him any suggestions that might be posted here.

Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Rowan
Date: 22 Oct 07 - 11:37 PM

Sung by various Oz infantry in WWI (and featuring in "Oh what a lovely war") to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic;

One staff officer jumped right over another staff officer's back
then the second staff officer jumped right over the first staff officer's back;
a third staff office jumped right over the second staff officer's back
then the fourth staff officer jumped right over'll the other staff officers' backs.
cho
They were only playing leap frog
they were only playing leap frog
they were only playing leap frog
when the last staff officer jumped right over'll the other staff officers' backs.

And, sung in MUR in 1963 and other Oz units before (no doubt) and since;
We're a pack of bastards, bastards are we.
We're from Australia, the arsehole of the world and all the universe, oh
we're a pack of bastards, bastards are we.
We'd rather f**k than fight, for liberty!

While I don't know the name of the tune for the latter (and I've never known it to have any other words, let alone polite ones), I noticed it was used by a military band not long ago during a public ceremony sending some Oz troops to Iraq; sensitivities must have become dulled.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Deek
Date: 29 Nov 07 - 12:41 PM

when I was in Basic we had cadence that DS told us that we had to whisper. It was quite dirty and i have been trying to find it online with no luck. I do not recall all of the words except,"ring day dity dah doo dah dat, soft and furry like a pussy cat..." If there is a soldier from Yesterday's Army not Today's Army please help. If it helps DS was a Green Beret


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 30 Nov 07 - 11:08 AM

A Boer War song: We Are Marching To Pretoria:Marchin to Pretoria

I'm with you and you're with me
And so we're all together.
So we're all together
So we're all together
Sing with me, I'll sing with you
And so we will sing together
As we march along.

Cho: We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria, Pretoria
    We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria today.

We have food, the food is good,
And so we will eat together.
So we will eat together
So we will eat together.
When we eat, 'twill be a treat,
So let us sing together
As we march along:

(make up verses)    and the melody:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VxtMq4KdGg


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Curious
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 05:44 PM

I dont know the title of the song or the proper lyrics maybe someone will and post it here but here is what i know. (probably all wrong)

If i was a married maid thank the lord im not sir the only man thats right for me is the number one sir.
And he'd Order on, I'd order on We'd all order on Together
(something something) middle of the night Ordering together

If i was a married maid thank the lord im not sir the only man thats right for me is the Number 2 sir
And He'd Pull Chord id pull chord we'd all pull chord together
etc

#3 is Lay on
#4 is Run Pole
#5 is pull trail
#6 is run Line
#7 is load ammo or something

Then it goes to things like Recce man... He'd get lost I'd get lost we'd all get lost together

The FOO Man He'd Fuck up I'd Fuck up etc... Please someone write the proper lyrics


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,the coolest
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 05:09 AM

Is everybody happy
Said the sergeant looking up
Our hero feebly answered "Yes"
And then they hooked him up,
He jumped into the slipstream,
And he twisted twenty times,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:
|: Glory glory what a hell of a way to die,
Glory glory what a hell of a way to die,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
2. He counted loud, he counted long
And waited for the shock
He felt the wind, he felt the air,
He felt that awful drop,
He pulled his lines, the silk came down
And wrapped around his legs
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

3. The days he lived and loved and laughed
Kept running through his mind
He thought about the medics
And wondered what they would find,
He thought about the girl back home,
The one he left behind.
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

4. The lines all wrapped around his neck,
The D rings broke his dome,
His lift webs wrapped themselves
In knots around each skinny bone,
His canopy became his shroud
As he hurtled to the ground ,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

5. The ambulance was on the spot,
The jeeps were running wild,
The medics, they clapped their hands
And rolled their sleeves and smiled,
For it had been a week or more,
Since last a chute had failed,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

6. He hit the ground, the sound was "splat",
The blood went spurting high,
His pals were heard to say
Oh what a lovely way to die,
They rolled him up still in his chute,
And poured him from his boots,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

7. There was blood upon his lift webs,
There was blood upon his chute,
Blood that came a trickling
From his paratrooper boots,
And there he lay like jelly
In the welter of his gore,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 09:33 AM

I may have a source for the "If I was a married maid" song. More to follow.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie
Date: 03 Mar 08 - 10:54 AM

At Ft. Benning, 1968 we used a version closest to what Suz posted just above. The chorus as we did it was "Gory, gory," not "Glory, glory...." And we'd substitute the name of our least popular 'TAC' e.g., "Sergeant Brinker was the last to jump, the first to hit the ground ...." Other than that, that one's been about covered. Oh, but at the risk of being bashed as a pedant, it's got to be, "They took the Flying BOXCAR up to forty thousand feet," not the Flying Fortress, a bomber that wouldn't have anything to do with Airborne. The Flying Boxcar, should anyone care, was an old twin-boom two-engine plane, the C-119. We were about at the end of its tenure; later it was probably, "They took the C-one-thirty up to forty thousand feet."

Actually I don't remember literally marching to "Helluva Way to Die." We sang it if we were being trucked between training sites--just like in Band of Brothers, where they sing it on the road.

The song for the three-mile run was generally another one already noted but with minor changes. Our version always revolved around Bo Diddly

Bo Diddly Bo Diddly, where you been?
Round the world and back again.

BD, BD, have you heard?
I'm gonna jump from a big iron bird.

And so on, as above.

When they did let us march and not double-time, a standard was "Yellow Ribbon"

In her hair, she wore a yellow ribbon,
She wore it in the springtime and in the month of May (hey! hey!)
And if you asked her why the Hell she wore it,
She wore it for her trooper who was far, far away.

    Far away! (Far away!) Far away! (Far away!)
    She wore it for her trooper who was far far away.

Around the block, she pushed the baby carriage,
She pushed it in the springtime ...
And if you .... she pushed it,
She put it for her trooper ....

Sometimes it was done "for her trooper in the airborne infantry," even though that cost the rhyme.

Madamoiselle from Armentriers (pronounced ar-men-TREERS regardless of what the real French pronuncement might be) is WW I era, but it was brought back in WW II.

MfA, parlez vous? MfA, parlez vous?
MfA has not been kissed for twenty years!
Inky dinky parlez vous.

The second lieutenant carries a pack, parlez vous? x2
The 2nd Lt. carries a pack; we hope to Hell it breaks his back!
Inky dinky parlez vous.

They say this is a mechanized war--parlez vous? x2
They say this is a mechanized war; what in the Hell are we walking for?
Inky dinky parlez vous.

----

There was a Bismarck era German one that I hope I can find some day; all I know is one couplet & I'd be thankful for more. Bear in mind that the first line is just nonsense and "Schneidig" is evidently an obsolete usage, but it was:

    Zicke! Zacke! Jup hei die!
    Schneidig ist die Infantrie.

Free translation: "Ta-ra-ra boom de ay! The Infantry is snappy."

Finally, again at Ft. Benning, late sixties, we had two Irish Guards officers sent over to train with us in an "exchange program." They had a great one about a group of British soldiers going through all the miseries of service and horrors of war. I only heard it once, and only recall that the last line was about what they planned to do when they got out: "And we'll fornicate our ----ing lives away!"

If anyone can help with the last two, I'd appreciate it.

Chicken Charlie
42nd Training Company (Airborne)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 06:39 AM

In response to Curious's request of December 7, I remember the lyrics as:

If I were the marrying kind, which, thank the Lord, I'm not, Sir,
The only man whom I would wed would be a Number One, Sir;
He'd order "Fire!" and I'd order "Fire!" and we'd order "Fire!" together.
We'd be all right in the middle of the night ordering "Fire!" together.

Number Two pulls the cord, Number Three lays on, Number Four plants pole, etc.

Perhaps the song Chicken Charlie is trying to remember is "I don't want to join the Army."

I don't want to join the Army,
I don't want to go to war;
I'd rather hang around Pickadilly Underground
Living off the earnings of a high-born lady.
I don't want a bayonet up me arsehole,
I don't want me bollocks shot away.
I'd rather be in England --
Merry, merry England --
Rogering me bloody life away, Gor blimey.

Monday, I touched her on the ankle,
Tuesday, I touched her on the knee,
Wednesday night, success! I lifted up her dress,
Thursday night, she asked me home to tea.
Friday night, I put my hand upon it.
Saturday night, she gave me balls a tweak.
On Sunday after supper,
I shoved the Old Boy up 'er,
And now she earns me seven and six a week, Gor Blimey....


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Chicken Charlie
Date: 04 Mar 08 - 10:24 AM

Dear Charmion's Brother, Andrew--

I do believe we've got it! (Jolly good show, old boy! I say! Bloody good, what? Etc., etc.)

The other one in your post is likewise entertaining. :)

Thanks!!!!

Chicken Charlie


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 25 Mar 08 - 10:16 AM

I am in the Air Traing Corps and have heard a song recently called 'way hay rock and role' but i have only heard the song once can some one post the lyrics to it please?


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Curious
Date: 25 Mar 08 - 04:53 PM

Sweet Thanks


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: CET
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:36 PM

Here's "Wey, hey, Rock and Roll" thanks to Google. I've changed a word here and there, to conform with the lyrics as I remember them. Also, the last verse below was not on the version I found through my Google search.

I liked to sing this with a different chorus that went like this:

Halo, halo infantry
Queen of Battle, follow me
Canadian life's the life for me
But nothing in the world is free

That's how I heard it in 2004, but I'm sure that "Canadian life" was something else in the original. The tune was also different from the tune that is commonly sung to to "Way, hey, Rock and Roll".

Rock n' Roll - Call & Response

Chorus: Wahey Rock and Roll
Wahey Rock and Roll
A little bit of rhythm and soul
Early in the morning

You've landed on the beach again
Your orders are, you're diggin' in
The rising sun's a beautiful thing
Early in the morning

Chorus
You stand-to when the sun goes down
You're watching all the ground around
You stand to watch it rise again
Early in the morning

Chorus

From the bush a rustling sound
Someone's moving on your ground
The enemy's lying all around
Early in the morning

Chorus

The enemy starts a creeping in
Machine gun crews begin to grin
The GPMG makes a terrible din - (Sung jimpy)
Early in the morning

Chorus

You hear a bullet whistle by
You see your buddies fall and cry
Behind you there's a final sigh
Early in the morning

Chorus

You see the Harrier over head
And then you see a flash of red
The rockets are gone, the enemy's dead
Early in the morning

Chorus

You look back to the rear and then
You see the choppers coming in
The rising sun's a beautiful thing
Early in the morning

Chorus

They're hovering just above your head
And then they're down and someone said
We'll take the wounded then the dead
Early in the Morning

Chorus

Now look up to the front you men
They'll come again, you know not when
The rising sun's a beautiful thing
Early in the morning

Chorus

The mortar bombs are raining down
But you just want to hug the ground
You hear your buddies calling round
Early in the morning

Chorus

Your plane is flying far away
You know you're homeward bound today
It's sad so many had to pay
Early in the morning

Chorus

You're on the street
You're walking tall
You turn to hear the people call
You've made the grade, you've done it all
Early in the morning

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Jay Dougal
Date: 02 May 08 - 02:26 PM

Just been walking at the WARMA march last weekend, and a Dutch group went by us the first day and were singing "hail oh hail oh infantry", but it did sound like halo Infantry. And that would make sense because I heard "Airbourn rangers life for me". But since googling hail oh hail oh infantry I found this link http://users.netropolis.net/schwartz/jodie.htm Was still a good song and has been stuck in my head all week.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 02 May 08 - 02:41 PM

GUEST,Jay Dougal, here's the hyperlink for that website:

http://users.netropolis.net/schwartz/jodie.htm


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:11 PM

The website that Jay Dougal pointed us to has a number of cadences whose tunes and words appear to be modified versions of 19th/early 20th century African American dance songs and rhymes {that in the late 20th & early 21st century would be considered children's rhymes, but didn't necessarily originate as rhymes for children}.

For instance, see these running cadence chants with either the title of the title or the verse/s of the source songs or rhymes given in brackets:

"Sittin' on a mountain top, beating my drum
Beat it so hard that [t]he MP's come
I said MP, MP, don't arrest me
Arrest that leg behind the tree
He stole the whiskey, I stole the wine
All I ever do is double-time "

[...Oh, Mistah Washin'ton, Don't whoop me,
Whoop dat N**ger Back 'hind dat tree.
He stole tucky, I didn't steal none,
Go wuk him in de co'n field jes fer fun.]
-from T-U-Turkey in Thomas W. Talley: Negro Folk Rhymes, Wise And Otherwise {Kennikat Press Edition, 1968; pps 6-7; originally published, 1922

{also found as "policeman, policeman, don't arrest me" in some collections of children's rhymes}

**

Two old ladies lying in bed
One rolled over to the other and said,
"I wanna be an Airborne Ranger
Live a life of sex and danger
Blood, guts, sex, and danger
That's the life of an Airborne Ranger!"

[line #1-2; "Shortnin Bread"]

**

"AWOL, AWOL, where've you been?
Down in the bars, drinking gin
What ya gonna do when you get back?
Sweat it all out on the PT track"

["Hambone"]

**
There are other examples on that page, but here's a marching cadence posted there whose source song is very easy to identify:

"You get a line and I'll get a pole ) CC
Honey, honey ) G
You get a line and I'll get a pole ) CC
Baby, baby ) G
You get a line and I'll get a pole ) ALL
We'll go down to the fishin' hole ) ALL
Refrain: Honey, oh baby, be mine ) ALL
Go to your left, your right, your left ) ALL
Go to your left, your right, your left, hey! ) ALL
I had a girl who lived on a creek
Honey, honey
I had a girl who lived on a creek
Baby, baby
I had a girl who lived on a creek
She was cute and she was sweet
I had a girl, looked good in blue
Honey, honey
I had a girl, looked good in blue
Baby, baby
I had a girl, looked good in blue
She could make a fool out of you"

[The Crawdad Song]

Here are the instructions that were posted on that page for that song:

"This one doesn't follow the normal call and echo of most cadences. The cadence caller says the CC lines, and the group replies with the G lines, instead of echoing the CC lines, then all call the ALL lines, with no echoing."


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:38 PM

Here's one more example from that http://users.netropolis.net/schwartz/jodie.htm website.


They say that in the Army, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and started marking time
Refrain: 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
They say that in the Army, the meat is mighty fine
Last night we had ten puppies, this morning only nine
They say that in the Army, the shoes are mighty fine
You ask for size eleven, they give you size nine
They say that in the Army, the pancakes are mighty fine
You can try to chew them, but you're only wasting time
They say that in the Army, the bed's are mighty fine
But how the hell would I know, I've never slept in mine
They say that in the Army, the mail is so great
Today I got a letter dated 1948
They say that in the Army, the hours are just right
Start early in the morning and work on through the night
They say that in the Army, the buses are mighty fine
One went round the corner, and left three wheels behind
They say that in the Army, the coffee's mighty fine
It's good for cuts and bruises and tastes like iodine
They say that in the Army, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and killed a friend of mine
-snip-

I'm not sure whether this chant has once source song or several. There are a number of rhymes in Talley's Negro Folk Rhyme book that have lines with the end rhymes "fine/time/nine", but one old rhyme that comes to mind is this one:

"Some folks say dat a N**ger won't steal,
But Mosser cotch six in a watermillion fiel'"
-excerpt from "'They Steal' Gossip" ; Talley, p. 110 [Kennikat Edition, 1968

{I've also seen the word "N**gers" given as "preachers".

**

The end rhymes "fine/dime/time/turpentine" are also commonly found in contemporary African American children's rhymes {and contemporary rhymes from other children as well} However, maybe because that product isn't used anymore and children aren't familiar with it,
I haven't found any lines in contemporary children's rhymes that rhyme the word "iodine" with any of those other "ine" or near "ine" words.

**

The person who posted that "They Say..." cadence and the "You Get A Line" cadence found in my last post to this thread indicated that they were marching cadences and wrote this comment about them:

"These two have been around for a long time. There is an old US Army Signal Corps film from the First World War which shows basic trainees at Fort Leonard Wood singing these".

**

Thanks to the person who collected those candences [I couldn't find his [her?] name on that website]. And thanks also to Jay Dougal for alerting Mudcat to that website!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 08 - 10:14 AM

Does any one know the name of the movie where they sing the Sponge Bob Cadence?


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,alana
Date: 25 May 08 - 04:04 PM

Does any body knows where I can find the lyrics from navy seals cadence??


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,CDT F.P (ATC)
Date: 25 Jun 08 - 02:25 PM

I was did Cosford this year and stumbled apon the song In 1941 Darby's Rangers just begun. I know this song has been posted on many websites but my SQN and me were walking with the Danish forces when we listenend to the song for about half and hour, theres was a lot more words to it but I cant seem to find them. Maybe its the Danes special version? Can anyone help?

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 02:34 PM

There was a song that a buddy of mine sang to me during international manouvres in Europe. I was with the Dutch 105 batallion of the Korps Commando troepen. He was with the 75th Ranger batallion.

It was something about

.....he's an Airborne Ranger....
...something something..

and it refers to mother, father etc. crying cause he died.

I wish I had more for you guys. Sorry.

Please coudl someone tell me what song this is and have the lyrics to it? The Ranger passed away not so long ago and he was a dear friend.

Thank you so much.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 02:37 PM

100 !!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Blank
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 02:13 AM

i heard some
another ver of air boune boys

"C-130 on the taxiway (repeat)
Airbourne boys gonna jump today (repeat)
buckle up shuffle up on floor (repeat)
Red light Green light out the door (repeat)
And if my chute dont open wide (repeat)
i got a reserve by my side (repeat)
And i f that one should fail me too (repeat)
look out ground im coming through (repeat)
Ill splatter far ill splatter wide (repeat)
ill splatter all over the country-side. (repeat)
If you find my led in my chest (repeat)
tell the sarge i done my best (repeat)
If you find my arm at my side (repeat)
tell my ma i died with pride. (repeat)
SOUND OFF!! (1-2)
A LITTILE BIT LOUDER!!! (3-4)
TURN IT AROUND AND BRIND IT ON DOWN NOW. (4-3-2-1...4-3..2-1 HOOORAH!!!)

"irene" (repeat)

"Irene, Irene she the best of the best"
"and every night i give her the test"
"moon was bright, the lights were dim"
"and there she stood so slick and slim"
"I opened her up and slipped right in"
"i took that baby for a spin"
"I rolled her over on her side"
"And even on her back I tried"
"Irene, Irene she's the best in the land"
"She's a CF-18 in the fighter command"

oh and alternate ending to captian jack
:Your left your right
Dont mess up the step
you right your left your right)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,blank
Date: 14 Aug 08 - 02:14 AM


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 11:05 PM

just the other day I head a red hat say
you wanna be a rigger you gotta do it my way
my way or the highway
my way or the god damned highway
my ways the right way your ways the highway

just the other day I heard a black hat say
you wanna be airborne you gotta do it my way
my way or the highway
my way or the god damned highway
my ways the right way your ways the highway

just the other day I heard a drill seargent say
you wanna be a soldier you gotta do it my way
my way or the highway
my way or the god damned highway
my ways the right way your ways the highway
=====================
I know a soldier

a soldier like me

came from the projects

raised in the streets

but he signed the papers

wearing army greens

now hes a soldier

a soldier like me
=========
Left left left right
(airborne)
left left left right
*airborne)
1 2 3 4
(oo ah airborne)
Your left your left
your left right left
your military left
your ledt your right now pick up the step your left your right your left
==============
let me heear your bark to the left
(element turns head to left and barks)
let me see you bark to the right
(barks to the right)
Let me see you bark two times
(barks left then right)
goddamn thats tight your out of sight your left right your left

-You can change bark to stomp, lean, freeze-
=================
oh there are no airborne ranger in the navy
there are no airborne rangers in the navy
cuz they ride around in boats doing god knows what with goat
oh there are no airborne rangers in the navy

there are no airborne rangers in the airforce
there are no airborne rangers in the airforce
because they up in the sky then they crash and then they die
oh there are no airborne rangers in the airforce

there are no airborne rangers in the marines
there are no airborne rangers in the marines
cuz they go from shore to shore making mothers out of whores
oh there are no airborne rangers in the marines

there are no airborne rangers in the coast guard
there are no airborne rangers in the coast guard
cuz they also ride in boats and they probably are the goats
oh there are no airborne rangers in the coast guard

Chris_Wraith@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Azizi
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:00 AM

Chris Wraith,

I just tried to email this message to you but the email address given wouldn't work.

I'm wondering if you could post information about where and when you learned or heard the cadences you posted.

Also, I have a page for cadences on my website,Cocojams at

http://www.cocojams.com/military_cadences.htm

Since children comprise a large percentage of the visitors to that site, I only post "clean" versions of cadences, without curse words.
I'm interested in posting these two cadences you shared because they "sound" a lot like children's chants:

Left left left right
(airborne)
left left left right
*airborne)
1 2 3 4
(oo ah airborne)
Your left your left
your left right left
your military left
your ledt your right now pick up the step your left your right your left
==============
let me heear your bark to the left
(element turns head to left and barks)
let me see you bark to the right
(barks to the right)
Let me see you bark two times
(barks left then right)
goddamn thats tight your out of sight your left right your left

-You can change bark to stomp, lean, freeze-
=================


-snip-

Do I have your permission to post a modified version of those chants that excludes curse words and substitutes a word such as "Ooh, that's tight out of sight your left your right your left? If so, I would label the parts of those cadences that are revised. And of course I would acknowledge your contribution, and the fact that these cadences were first posted on Mudcat.

If you have other clean or modified clean examples, I would appreciate if you would share them with me for Cocojams and of course also for Mudcat.


Hoping to "hear" from you,

Best wishes,

Azizi


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Pvt Poindexter
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 03:27 PM

Through the Jungle I was walking,

Sleeping Charlie, I was Watchin,

One Shot Kill off the top of the hill, Walking in the jungle Sniperland.

In the Jungle I was Waiting,

In my ghillies Charlie's Walking,

One Shot Kill off the top of the hill walking in a sniper jungleland

In my foxhole observing,

through rice paddies I'm waiting

One shot off the top of the hill walking in the jungle sniperland


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Ed Cartwright
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 05:56 PM

Amazing how many of us experienced Nijmegan through the Air Training Corps (41F will rule forever)

Most of the cadances I know are already up, but I do have one addition.

In the song (usually call and refrain in my experience) "They say that in the Army", firstly it should be noticed that Navy, Air Force and Corps all scan just as well. Secondly there's a chorus after each observation:
Leader--"Oh Lord I wanna go-oh"
squad--"but they won't let me go-oh"
Leader--"Oh Lord I wanna go-oh"
All--"Hoooooooooome"

Perhaps a little of my career history...

I used to work in Chicago in a large department store
I used to work in Chicago but I don't work there any more
A lady came in for some nails, nails from the store...
Nails she wanted a screw she got, and I don't work there any more"

...continue, one verse by each squad member for as long as your gutter minds can come up with really poorly disguised double entendres.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 12 Apr 09 - 09:05 PM

Does anyone know thewhole cadence to: it's two by two, I'm wearing soft shoes, I'm on profile, all day all day and all through the night, crutch crutch


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,ILUVCOSFORD
Date: 10 May 09 - 02:12 PM

HEY YOU KNUCKLEHEADS

Hey you knuckleheads,
(reply: Hey you knuckleheads)
You dumb dumb knuckleheads,
(reply: You dumb dumb knuckleheads)
You crazy knuckleheads
(reply: You crazy knuckleheads)
Marching down this avenue
(reply: Marching down this avenue)
...(number, starting with ten) more miles and we'll be through
(reply:... more miles and we'll be through)
Are we going strong?
(reply: we're strong)
Am I right or wrong?
(reply: You're right)
Sound off
(reply: One, two)
Round off
(reply: Three, four)
Turn em all around and bring em back down now
(reply: 4,3,2,1 4,3,2,1)

Keep repeating that, changing the number of miles each time, going down from ten to zero =)

Hope that helps! xxx


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 11:36 PM

C-130 rollin' down the strip
Recon daddy gonin' take a little trip
Mission unspoken destination unknown
Never know if your comin' home
And if i die on the old drop zone
Pin my medels onto my chest
Tell my momma i did my best
Now stand up hook up and shuffle to the door
Jump on out and shout MARINE CORE


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Subject: WHAT IS G GORDON LIDDYS THEME MARCH?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 01:23 PM

i have a marine son--we've been ging nuts trying to find the name of the theme that g gordon liddy always plays on his radio show? It is a military march..thanks craftylady1956@msn.com


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 09 - 01:23 AM

Well, apparently Liddy used to play the Miami Vice theme. You'll find a YouTube video of the theme here (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: oggie
Date: 19 Jul 09 - 04:17 PM

"I dun-no but I've been told,"
   Squad repeats..,
"Airforce wings are made of gold"
   Squad repeats...

The rest gets unrepeatable. British Army 1950's onwards.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 09 - 09:48 PM

Alinment is to the... RIGHT
We are marching to the... FRONT
Swing your arms... Naturally
We march from the... Waste Down
40 inches... Back and Chest
Drive your feet... To the deck


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Jess
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 09:01 PM

I have an entire list of running cadences and marching cadences that I got from my dad who is retired Air Force. My brother is NYPD and they use cadences too at the acadamy. I gave most of my cadence lyrics to my high school rotc instructor. She's ok with us singing them during drill. Soon she will post my collection of running cadence lyrics on my school rotc site (after we figure out whether or not we'll violate copyright stuff). I graduate in june of 2010 and I plan on joining the Air Force. I found some ok cadences that are made by cadence masters. They sound like running cadences mixed with cool music so I really like marching to them in the gym. I dont think she can post them on the school's site but if you search cadence masters you should find them. Don't download the Navy album because it doesn't have music it's just a bunch of people running and singing. I downloaded the navy songs first and realized that we couldn't use them for our rotc drills but the armed forces album is good for our drill. I will reply back here soon when we post those lyrics on my school's rotc page.

Try this link.

Good running cadences for high school rotc drill

Till next time,
Jess
AFROTC student


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Todd Haight
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 10:47 AM

The breatyiest women that i ever saw


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,james
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 08:51 PM

g'day, yer i heard a really funny one, but i can only remember on verse, its the same tune to sound off, but its only the one verse, if u know the rest awesome

if i were to die in a russian war
bury me with a russian whore
wrap her legs around my face
and tell my mother i died in grace

sound off 1 - 2 sound off 3 - 4


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 01:24 AM

When I was in basic my drill sang Hello Hello Infantry.There were alot of words to it but I cant remember none of the words to it.Can anyone please help me out.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: Old Vermin
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:04 AM

Chant recalled from somewhere - possibly on BBC TV, perhaps a newspaper.

'If you have a low IQ
You can be a para too'


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,justin
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 05:01 PM

your left, your left
your militairy left
your left right left

oh your knocklehead


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 09:58 PM

I know a girl who lives on a hill,
she won't do it but her sister will.
sound 0ff,one two, sound off ,three four,
sound off,one two three four, one two.......three four.

submitte by a Korean Vet


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Gsand
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 03:08 PM

Words to the rogues march,

Rogue's March

Rogue's March

Melody - Drum tune

I left my home and I left my job
Went and joined the army
If I knew then what I know now
I wouldn't have been so barmy.

cho: Poor old soldier, poor old soldier
    If I knew then what I know now
    I wouldn't have been so barmy.

2. Gave me a gun and a big red coat
Gave me lots of drilling
If I knew then what I know now
I wouldn't have took the shilling.

3. Sent me off on a real old boat
By Christ she was no beauty
Far far across the sea we went
Afore to do my duty


4. Fought the Russians, or was it the French
Really couldn't tell, sir
All I know is they fought so hard
They sent us all to hell, sir.
Chorus:

5. When we got back home again
To desert was my intent, sir
I sold my cot and I sold my coat
And over the wall I went, sir.
Chorus:

6. Went to a tavern and I got drunk
That is where they found me
Back to barracks in chains I was sent
And there they did impound me.


7. Fifty I got for selling me coat
Fifty for me blankets
If ever I 'list for a soldier again
The devil shall be me sergeant.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Seth from Olympia
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 10:31 AM

There is a great march version of " I didn't raise my son to be a Soldier" on an old Hamish Imlach cassette I got for fifty cents at the local Goodwill store. My kids and grandkids love to sing along as we cruise through NW Washington. Much better song for rallyin' than "Give Peace a Chance" Kids also loved Peter Tosh: Equal Rights and Justice.
seth


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,P0-2 SWEENEY
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 05:33 PM

Im the USNSCC and I need a cadence for the recruitsthis summer, but I cant remember it..

Its something about ten dyas of killing up on a Mt. its really catchy and fun to march to so if anyone knows it, help me out!

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 10 - 04:35 PM

Hey, I'm going to camp in about a week. Our school needs a few cadence calls to do that other schools wont have. We're an army jrotc, but it's hard to find anything good. Can anyone help me with some appropriate jodies? It's high school, but we still need to keep it clean. How good our calls are also affects our score at the end of camp. Help?? If you have anything we could use, email me at bebeshyxx@hotmail.com. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 28 Mar 10 - 02:02 PM

I'm in the ATC and I've known OF this song for a while but I don't have the lyrics to it. It's called Rambo and to my memory it starts something like this:

I'm gonna tell a story,
A story that seemed so real.
About a veteran warrior,
Who's name I shall reveal.
Ramboooooooo!

(I also remember a version made called 'Strongbow', if anybody has that I'd be grateful also!)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 10 - 07:12 PM

there once was a girl named betty brown
swore no man could lay her down
then over the hill came perfect pete
he had 50 pounds of swingin meat
laid betty down out in the grass
shoved his d*ck straight up her a$$
then betty ripped out a mighty fart
blew petes balls 40 feet apart
then over the hill went perfect pete
with 50 pounds of damaged meat


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,CPT Savage
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 01:29 PM

I hate to get up,I hate to get up
I hate to get up in the morning
I hate to get up, I hate to get up
I'd rather stay in bed!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,sgt barbie
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 02:42 PM

One by one I'm having some fun
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Two by two I wear a soft shoe
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Three by three I have a bum knee
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Four by four my tummy is sore
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Five by five I'm barely alive
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Six by six I'm walking on sticks
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Seven by seven this life is heaven
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Eight by eight I'm feeling so great
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

Nine by nine I'm feeling so fine
I'm on profile all day and all through the night

(I can't remember what you said for ten)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Ben
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 09:23 PM

Hey we're going to Nijmegen this summer, I heard a song and I can't find it anywhere. It's a Canadian song, it goes a little bit like this
I've heard it's called '' motivator '' but I'm not sure !

Hi de Hi de Ho'O
Hi de Hi de He'e

I walk I walk in the morning
Till dark till dark in the evening

I ain't gonna quit now
As long as I'm still breathing

Hi de Hi de Ho'O
Hi de Hi de He'e

...

Anyways if anybody recognizes it, I would appreciate the rest of the lyrics ! Thank you !


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 10:08 PM

Quote: Guest - Edmund.
Er, that was me signing on as guest. I also see that I didn't actually post the lyrics to "Our Sergeant Major" as I thought I did. Here goes:
(End Quote)

Thanks for those lyrics. I remember when I was little, and in cubs,
a veteran came in to talk to us about the war and he sang some songs.
That was one of those songs. I'm not sure if those were the same lyrics, but I've always wanted a copy of the words.
Thank you so much.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 12:03 AM

Im in sea cadets theres one that goes Six by six we killed them with sticks on the mountain all day and all through the night, whats it called because I wanna download it.


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,cinthiamazing
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 02:31 PM

hey everyone does anyone know a song it goes something like "does my baby miss me, does she love me...."


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,sea cadet
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 12:43 AM

ma'ma ma'ma cant you see (reapeat)
what the navy done to me (reapeat)

use to date a bueaty queen (reapeat)
now i date my m 16 (reapeat)

use to drive a chevrolet (reapeat)
now i march like every day (reapeat)

or

the pretteist girl i eva saw was sippin burb through out a straw(reapeat)

i picked her up i let her down her long black hair was all around(reapeat)

and now i have a brother in law and 14 kids that call me pa (reapeat)

and now i have a mother in law and 14 kids that call me pa (reapeat)

before i go the morales clear dont drink no burbin stick to beer(reapeat)


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Subject: Lyr req: Perverted Barbarita
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 11:43 PM

Just back from Nijmegen (Canadian Contingent) and I heard a Brit team sing "perverted Barbarita" song.

Anyone know the lyrics?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Dr Fell
Date: 23 Aug 10 - 05:41 PM

complete version


Poor Old Soldier - The Rogue's March

I left my home and I left my job
Went and joined the army
If I knew then what I know now
I wouldn't have been so barmy.

Poor old soldier, poor old soldier
If I knew then what I know now
I wouldn't have been so barmy.

Gave me a gun and a big red coat
Gave me lots of drilling
If I knew then what I know now
I wouldn't have took the shilling.

Chorus:

Sent me off on a real old boat
By Christ she was no beauty
Far far across the sea we went
Afore to do my duty

Chorus:

Fought the Russians, or was it the French
Really couldn't tell, sir
All I know is they fought so hard
They sent us all to hell, sir.

Chorus:

When we got back home again
To desert was my intent, sir
I sold my cot and I sold my coat
And over the wall I went, sir.

Chorus:

Went to a tavern and I got drunk
That is where they found me
Back to barracks in chains I was sent
And there they did impound me.

Chorus:

Fifty I got for selling me coat
Fifty for me blankets
If ever I 'list for a soldier again
The devil shall be me sergeant.

Chorus:


the tune can be found here

http://www.yorkshirecorpsofdrums.com/rogues.html


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,ROyal Canadian Army Cadets
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 06:23 PM

platoon says the word in brackets as soon as the commander finishes saying the sentence

Your mother came over and left(right)

Your brother came over and left(right)

Your sister came over and left(right)

Your Father came over and left(right)

Your mother, your brother, you sister, your father they all came over and left(right)

Left(right)

Left(right)


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 03:46 PM

i heard some marching/chanting music in the gym steam room, it sounded like foreign but it was great chill out music, anyone know more about it?


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 09:27 PM

Desperately need all lyrics to Dirty ole Lil. Any help for an old guy would be appreciated. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Soldier
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 06:37 AM

I know a few Iunno if anyone still goes to this website but here we go.

Have gun will travel reach the heart of a man a knight without armor in a foreign land a soldier of fortune is an Airborne Ranger

Another one

First Sergeant says y'all fall in I say to myself here we go again a long hard day now lies ahead
We'll be there when the morning comes f*** their minds up with our guns we're the best that you will see we're the g**d*** Infantry (airborne ranger infantry) and if another comrade falls we'll kill em one we'll kill em all for it's very plain to see he's an Infantryman (airborne ranger) just like me

Another one we made up during osut

Big red square on my shoulder pick up the stretcher and follow me Imma be a heat casualty

RTO where is the brick at? We need a 9 line medevac somebody had a heart attack

Aid and litter where is the stretcher? Pick up the stretcher and follow me I'm a potential heat casualty

Drill sergeant where is the water? Fill up your camelbaks and follow me I ain't no heat casualty

Also another one set to the tune of "The Candyman" I don't remember hardly any of the words

Who can make an explosion? The Sapper daddy can. The Sapper daddy? The Sapper daddy can cuz he mixes chemicals the best that he can

Another we made up at OSUT

Sick call ranger sick call ranger where have ya been? Well I've bern to the hospital sick call ranger sick call ranger what do you have. Well I have the itis that's what I have

That's all I can think of that aren't here


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Subject: Perveted Barbarita Lyrics
From: GUEST,David
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 03:27 PM

Hey, I did Nijmegen with Kent Wing ATC – you may have heard us :P

Well I wish all the ladies
Were pies on a shelf
And I was the baker
I'd eat 'em all myself

Wa-hey Barbarita!
So Dirty Barbarita!
Your Distusting Barbarita!
Perverted Barbarita!

Well I wish all the ladies
Were bricks in a pile
And I was the mason
I'd lay 'em all like style


Wa-hey Barbarita!
So Dirty Barbarita!
Your Distusting Barbarita!
Perverted Barbarita!


Well I wish all the ladies
Were bikes in a line
And I were the cyclist
I'd ride them one at a time

Wa-hey Barbarita!
So Dirty Barbarita!
Your Distusting Barbarita!
Perverted Barbarita!

Well I wish all the ladies
Were bells on a tower
And I was the bellboy
I'd bang 'em by the hour

Well I wish all the ladies
Were holes on a road
And I was the dumper truck
I'd fill 'em with my load

Wa-hey Barbarita!
So Dirty Barbarita!
Your Distusting Barbarita!
Perverted Barbarita!


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for the lyrics to Barbarita,David with Kent Wing ATC.

Cheers,hope to see you at Nijmegen again this year.


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Subject: ADD: My Girl's a Vegetable (My Gal's a Corker)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 06:56 AM

Did nijmegen with the ATC last summer and doing it again this year, does anyone know any other verses to the song 'My Girls a Vegetable'?

Its a listen and repeat and it start like this:

My girls a vegetable
she live in a hospital
and i would do anything
to keep her alive

shes got a green tv
its called an ecg
and i would do anything
to keep her alive

my girls got leprosy
she leaves bits all over me
and i would do anything
to keep her alive

shes into pureed food
sucks it up through a plastic tube
and i would do anything
to keep her alive

my girls pissed off with me
coz i crushed her colostomy
and i would do anything
to keep her alive

shes got four holes for me
one of thems a tracheotomy
and i would do anything
to keep her alive

any thoughts?


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,L. J. (Swede) Swendner (82nd ABN)
Date: 27 Nov 13 - 05:43 PM

I know a girl who lives on a hill, she won't do it but her sister will .........


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Subject: RE: Cadence or Marching Songs
From: GUEST,Patrick
Date: 28 Nov 13 - 08:11 AM

Verse 3 for me was:

He would like to meet the bastard that forgot to clip him on (X3)..etc


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