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Thread #6315   Message #3793911
Posted By: doc.tom
05-Jun-16 - 06:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Marines' Hymn / Halls of Montezuma
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Marines' Hymn / Halls of Montezuma
And there's Cyril Tawney's Grey Funnel version - sung by the Navy when the Yanks were in the mess-room:

From the halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
There's a buzz goin' round the harbour
That the Yanks are off to sea
With a gallon of Coca Cola
And a bloody great tub of ice cream
Oh, they're damn fine kids in harbour
But Oh, by Christ, at sea!

Cyril said there was a second verse, but the fighting usually stopped it getting that far!