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Marching song/Cadence Count

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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: Marching song
From: David
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 05:14 PM

Does anyone know the title or lyrics to a marching song/chant that goes something like this:

Left, left, left my wife & 49 kids ......

Right, right, right from the country where I came from ..

Thanks, David


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 05:51 PM

Had a good job & I left
You're, I left
I left

There was a thread a good while back, I think titled Jodies (Click here), you might check the search forum for more info. Barry


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 05:53 PM

Sorry, that should've read "You're right, I left". Barry


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Susan of DT
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 07:15 PM

Left, left, left my wife with 48 kids
Right, right, right in th middle of the kitchen floor
left...


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Allan S.
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 08:19 PM

WE called it Jodie says Tho somewhere I heard it referred to as "Duckworth chant" I am sure that was something else

If I die on the Russian front bury me in a Russian Cunt
Sound off one two, Sound off three four
Break it on down one, two,three, four
one two {Pause} three four {Together}

1953-1955 Korea


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,britnee from charleston
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 07:31 AM

hey i like these songs because i am in the airfoce jrotc and i like them a hole lot keep righting


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: NH Dave
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 10:23 PM

Immortalia.com is back on the 'net, and has a lot of military, rugby, and hash hound songs.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Military Kid
Date: 17 Mar 07 - 06:14 PM

I learned the I left my wife thing at cadet camp last year in Vernon.

I remeber it as:

I left my wife with 42 kids in the pit of salvation with only on burger
I left
I left
I left
right Left


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 17 Mar 07 - 07:08 PM

Several varients are out there including what I always called the NAvy prayer although what it's real title is I have no clue. It goes:
Now I lay me down to sea,
To teach te Russians democracy.
If I should die before I berth,
Nuke the bastards off the Earth.

Hey, it was the Cold War Era. What can I say? Neil


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Felts
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 09:13 AM

Its this one cadence I reall enjoy cant remember lyric:


Mama mama cant you see what the Marine Corps done to me

Please help cause I want to call that one at pt


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Subject: sing song
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 01:07 PM


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,SrgMj.Burdue
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 09:47 PM

I use to have a girl in a mississippy town
Marine Corps life was getin her down
She said it was eather her or the corps
I dont go back to mississippy no more!


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 07 - 10:17 AM

Momma Momma cant you see what this place has done to me
Took away my baggy jeans
now i'm wearign army greens
momma momma cant you see what this place has done to me
put me in a barbaers chair
look momma i got no hair


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Meerkat58
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 10:55 AM

The way I learned it was:

Left, Left,
I had a good home and I left,
Left my wife and 48 children
at home and in bed in starving condition
with nothing to eat but gingerbread.
Left, Left.

I'm not sure where the breaks go, and it may have been cleaned up.

I'm looking for Roman marching songs in Latin, real ones, not one's like Kipling's that were made up later.


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Meerkat58
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 11:05 AM

Oh, I just remembered the next two lines:

Right, Right, you were Right to leave
when you Left. Left, Left.

The cadence isn't quite right though. I always had to do a little skip or hop in there to make it come out right.


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Little Robyn
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 03:50 PM

We use something like this to get a little old man moving - he has alzheimer's and has almost forgotten how to walk but if we start marching and say the left, left, left right left, thing he takes off!

I had a good job but I left,
I had a good job but I left,
I had a good job for 35 bob
I kicked the manager in the gob and I
Left, I left, I left, right, left.

He forgets that he can't walk and he's away marching.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,scouse sgt
Date: 17 Oct 07 - 03:41 PM

i left,
i left,
i had a good job an i left,
i left because i thought it was right,
an now im sorry i left


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Jason
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 11:18 PM

Heres one called crackbaby:

sound cadence, delay cadence, count cadence count!
ahhh 1
can I hear you now
2
now your on your own
3
better do your best
4
before your in the leaning rest
1,2,3,4
you cant count to five
1,2,3,4
cause your brain is fried
1,2,3,4
its that crack, and dope, and all that stuff you smoke,
CRACK BABY!


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 06:52 PM

I had a good job and I left. I had a good job and I left. I had a good job, for 35 bob and I left, right, left, right.

Serves me jolly well right. Serves me jolly well right. I had a good job, for 35 bob, and I left.

(The second verse keeps you on your toes, but it eats up the distance.)


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 09:55 PM

momma and papa were lyin in bed
momma rolled over and this is wut she said
give me some of that devil dog,
that rough that tough that devil dog

USMC(marine corps)running cadence


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Melissa
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 12:00 AM

I learned it as:

I left my wife and 49 children
at home in the kitchen in starving condition
without any gingerbread left, left, left-right-left


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Frances
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 06:56 AM

The one I know goes:

Left, left,
Left a wife and twenty four kids, an old grey mare and a peanut stand.
Did I do right? Right.
Right from the country where I came from, hayfoot, strawfoot, skip da doodle, Left, left.

And then go back to the beginning.
You have to shuffle and skip on the hayfoot strawfoot skip da doodle bit - I always trip over my feet.
It really makes you walk fast!


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,gheust
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 01:02 PM

left right left kill 1shot 1kill 2shot2kill 263 shot i see dead people


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,charley
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 11:00 PM

In 14 hundred and 92
   a sailor from napoli
walked along the streets of spain tellin a helluva story
he said the world was roundo
he said it couldnt be flato
that eagotistical masterbatin son of a bitch columbo


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,kara from nyma
Date: 06 May 08 - 07:50 PM

if you like your pork fried ricew, stomp with your left and drag your right.
** stomp drag stomp drag**
sound off"1,2"
sound off"3,4"
"1,2,3,4"


let me here the sound of your left,*stomp*
the sound of y our right*stomp*
the sound of em both*stomp stomp*
one more time*stomp stomp*
bring it all down *stomp stomp stomp stomp*
LEFT, YOUR LEFT, YOUR LEFT RIGHT, (SHOUT YOUR COMPANY) FOXTROT!!


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 08 - 12:24 AM

left left left right left i left my wife with 42 children with nothing but bread was i right right left right left


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Guest 101383
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 06:15 PM

left left left i left my wife and 49 on bridge of starvasion without any gingerbread i thought it was right right right for my country wupsido thats how i learnd it on our trek


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,L
Date: 31 Oct 08 - 03:11 AM

Left, Left
I left my wife with 48 children
at home and in bed in starving condition
with nothing to eat but gingerbread.

But I thought it was
Right, Right,
Right for my country
Wupsido


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,s8ntjohn
Date: 04 May 09 - 04:36 PM

I LEFT my wife and 49 children without any gingerbread did I do
RIGHT


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 May 09 - 09:35 AM

GUEST, at 3:11 a.m., had it almost right, but here's the official version, as we chanted it almost seventy years ago:

Left!
Left!
Left my wife and forty-nine children
Home in the kitchen,
In starving condition
With nothing but gingerbread
Left!
Left!
(etc., etc., ad nauseam

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 May 09 - 10:13 AM

I should explain my "official" comment.

This form (besides being the one I grew up with, of course) has the right scansion to maintain a proper marching cadence, which the "to eat", "pony", and "peanut" forms don't. And it circles around to the direction/remainder pun on "left".

In reviewing my post and thinking back to my childhood, I have to revise what I wrote just a little. It was "forty-five" children back then. Big deal!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 09 - 01:34 PM

Left right left right
I left my wife
at home in the kitchen
with 46 children
in starving condition
and nothing but ginger and
left right left right......

who can give me the other 4 paragraphs ??
Inge


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,bailey
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 08:19 PM

left, left left right left
i had a good home and i left
left right left
i left my wife and 48 children
at home in the kitchen
in starvin condition
without any gingerbread left left ....




does anyone else know tha rest????
i probaby wont come back to this website so if you know the rest please send it to baybayblondie13@comcast.net thanks!!


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Anne
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:50 PM

LOVE this one. IN CAPS are words that the LEFT foot is on. All of the 'right' words are with the right foot.


I LEFT my wife with FORTY-EIGHT kids withOUT any gingerbread
LEFT -          - LEFT -      - I LEFT my wife with FORTY-EIGHT kids beCAUSE I thought that IT was right, right, right to LEAVE my wife with FORTY-EIGHT kids withOUT any gingerbread LEFT LEFT


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Subject: RE: Marching song
From: GUEST,Gueft
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 10:00 PM

My recollection records:

"Left! Left! Left my wife and seventeen kids, an old grey mare, a peanut stand and I was right! Right! Right from the country, hay for straw, skip and a jingle and I was left! Left! Left my wife..." (as before, until we reached our uncle's farm a quarter of a mile away).


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Michael
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:08 AM

I learned it from my Grandmother (b. Madison, Wisconsin, 1904):

Right,
Right,
Right by my country I had a good job,
By jiggers, I left!

Left,
Left,
Left my wife and 49 children,
At home in starvation,
Without any ginger!
Did I do right?
Right,
Right, ett

(Love you, Grandma, RIP)


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,STAR-MAN0
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 01:48 AM

DOES ANYONE THIS SONG FROM MONARCH OF THE GLEN:

LEFT LEFT i HAD A GOOD JOB BUT I LEFT IT!


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 09 - 04:12 PM

i know it different..

I left my wife with 48 children,
cause i was on a mission without persmission

thought i was right, right right in the middle of Wupsidoo
left, left, left my wife with 48 children.. etc etc..

cheers from holland


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 01:21 AM

i left my wife and all our 9 children in starving conditions
did i do right, right
right for my country wrong to my family
will i be left left left right left
my pants too tight my balls unite they're swinging so hard from left to right
left left left right left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 02:00 PM

I left my wife and 49 children
left them to starve with nothing but gingerbread
did i do right?
right
I write(right) to my country
by golly i had a good job
but i left
left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Navy
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 08:09 PM

One more hour and we'll be through.
I won't have to look at you.
Ugly, ugly, ugly you.
One more hour and we'll be through
You won't have to look at me.
Pretty, pretty, pretty me.

Short marching one my Platoon leader liked to use, hope you find it as funny as we did


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Apr 10 - 09:32 AM

Left
left
left my wife with 48 kids
in a starving condition
without any gingerbread
did i do right?
no
right
no
right for my country?
whoops see do!


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 10 - 08:45 PM

This is how I we always did it as school kids in 1953...

LEFT.
LEFT.
LEFT my wife and 48 kids on the brink of starvation without any gingerbread
Did I do RIGHT?
RIGHT.
RIGHT for my country and me by gosh that's why I LEFT.
LEFT.
LEFT my wife and 48 kids on the brink of starvation without any gingerbread ....
   repeat, repeat, repeat
It was easy and no need to skip. The feet just fall perfectly in place.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 03 Jul 10 - 01:32 PM

A-Left, A-left, A-Left/Right/left, I left my wife and 48 children at home and in bed in starving condition, do you think I did Right. Right A-left/right/left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 10:27 AM

who's that man in the blue red blue??
not quite sure but his breath stinks too
drills shit hot but he and that hard
thanks because he's a coldstream guard.

who's that man in the maroon beret??
not quite sure but I think he's gay
fucks his boyfriend by the hour
thats because he's a fucking para.

who's that man in the green beret??
fights for his country and for his queen
that because he's a royal marine!!

British army royal marine commandos my cousin told me it a while back its all one thing but can be said as three small ones or added in to others.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Woodsider
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 07:45 PM

I had a good job but I left, left, left, left

I knew I was right, I knew I was right, I knew I was right, I knew I was right

I had a good job but I left      etc etc


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Jodie
Date: 05 Jan 11 - 02:25 PM

We learned it this way at GS Camp Scott when we hiked to the lake to go canoeing:

left left left my wife and 49 kids to starve on gingerbread
did I do right right
right by my country I had a good job and I left left
left my wife...

etc.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 08:05 PM

it is...

Left left, i left my wife and 49 kids the old grey mare and the penut stand. Do you think i did right? right?

Right from the country where i come from hayfenstrofbenshiftbygolly ( hay.fen.strof.ben.shift.by.golly)left left

over and over


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Annoymous
Date: 08 Mar 11 - 04:00 PM

I'm trying to learn it since I forgot it... I remember this much: left left i left my wife and 49 children to die by starvation with nothing to eat but gingerbread did i do right right...


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,babe
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 02:01 PM

Left, left, I left my wife with 49 kids on the verge of starvation without any ration. Think I did right? right? right?
But I can't remember the rest. Sorry.


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