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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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GUEST 11 Nov 17 - 10:19 PM
GUEST,jacullman 31 Oct 17 - 01:58 AM
GUEST,Guest- Ruth 03 Apr 17 - 10:16 PM
GUEST,pam 06 Aug 16 - 09:53 PM
GUEST,Ct 29 Nov 15 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Cindie 07 Nov 15 - 01:00 PM
GUEST,Asterix 08 Oct 15 - 05:08 PM
GUEST 04 Oct 15 - 07:22 PM
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GUEST,Laura 22 May 15 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,Rahere 10 Dec 14 - 07:13 AM
Rapparee 09 Dec 14 - 09:41 PM
GUEST,Laura 08 Dec 14 - 09:52 PM
GUEST,stacey 06 Oct 14 - 02:34 PM
Desert Dancer 17 Jun 14 - 12:20 PM
Lighter 17 Jun 14 - 08:15 AM
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Lighter 01 Apr 14 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,shayes 01 Apr 14 - 12:40 AM
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GUEST,Carol 24 Jan 13 - 08:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 17 - 10:19 PM

LEFT
LEFT
LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT
LEFT
LEFT
I LEFT my wife and forty-one children home in the kitchen in starving condition without any gingerbread
LEFT
LEFT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,jacullman
Date: 31 Oct 17 - 01:58 AM

My dad was in the Americal Division at Guadalcanal. He used to chant this:

Left, Left,
Left, Right, Left
I left my wife and 48 children
at home in the kitchen
in starving condition
without any gingerbread

Left, Left,
Left, Right, Left
I left my wife and 48 children
at home in the kitchen
in starving condition
without any gingerbread

repeat

I wish I could recall some with the dirty lyrics -- only heard then a couple of times when dad thought I wasn't listening. I blame my much older sister, who was in first grade and got in trouble for chanting the following ditty while waiting for the school bus. "Roll me over in the clover, roll me over in the clover and do it again."


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Guest- Ruth
Date: 03 Apr 17 - 10:16 PM

Left,left left my wife with 48 kids in a starving condition without any gingerbread
thought I did right,right
Right to my country,by jingles, I
had a good job and I left, left.
Repeat


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,pam
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 09:53 PM

there are so many versions of this!

left. left. i left my wife and 48 kids on the verge of starvation without any gingerbread, did i do right, right?

as kids, we marched side by side down the street with all left legs starting first followed by our right legs, singing this verse together.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Ct
Date: 29 Nov 15 - 10:57 AM

I wanted to get this girl scout variant on the list:

LEFT
LEFT
LEFT RIGHT
LEFT
I LEFT my husband and 42 children alone and abandoned without any gingerbread,
Did I do RIGHT?
RIGHT
LEFT RIGHT
LEFT...


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Cindie
Date: 07 Nov 15 - 01:00 PM

Here's what I learned from my mom:

Left, left, I left my wife with 42 kids
With nothing to eat the in the house but gingerbread
Left, right, right
Right from the haystack, hay foot-straw foot, oompijingle*
Left, left, etc.

*When you say this word, you do a funny skip/hop so you end up on the right foot.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Asterix
Date: 08 Oct 15 - 05:08 PM

This is what I was taught as a kid:

Left, left, left my wife and 49 kids
and a bucket of beans in New Orleans
thinkin'-I-was (
Right, right, right by my country
by jingo I had a good home but I

Left ... etc.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Oct 15 - 07:22 PM

all I remember of this song my mother taught me, and I just cant remember the rest is               
Left, left, left my wife and 24 children a peanut stand and an ole grey mare and did I do right, right, right from the country that I came from ..... hay ? scotch something scotch, pick a bale o' cotton......? she is no longer around to ask!   sorry, Does that help at all?


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 04:49 PM

Left, Left, left right left,
I LEFT my wife and 42 kids
in a starving condition
without any gingerbread LEFT
left, left right left
ect.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Laura
Date: 22 May 15 - 11:39 PM

Left Left Left my wife with 48 kids without any gingerbread you think I was right right right to my country by jingle by george I had a good job and I left left left...........that all I remember from growing up on Fort Rucker Alabama back in the 70's.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 10 Dec 14 - 07:13 AM

Noisy bastards! Some of us learned silence is golden - because we can hear you lot coming a hundred miles away, and that gives us plenty of time to prepare the welcome party...
As a drill or route march practice, this chanting harms the sense of listening to what your platoon is doing. That sense is essential in combat, because that tuning keeps you clued up to them.
As far as the slow march is concerned, the technique us Brits used to use is to teach it as a step and a stop. You place your front foot and bring the other up to it, outside of the foot going down first, change balance, step with the other and bring the first up to it, change balance...


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Dec 14 - 09:41 PM

We did several cadences at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO back in 1963. I was in Charlie (C) Company, Second Battalion, Second Training Regiment (Basic) or C-2-2. One went like this:

SGT: Count cadence delayed cadence count cadence count! (left footfall on the first word)

PLT: ONE!
      TWO!
      THREE!
      FOUR!    (left footfall on each word)
      ONE TWO THREE FOUR (a footfall on each word, with the left foot being the odd numbers)
      CHARLIE
      CHARLIE
      CHARLIE TWO TWO!!   (left foot on first and second Charlie, left-right-left on the last phrase).

One of the most difficult things was to keep step during the "march past" after JFK's assassination was announced to us. When you are used to 120 steps per minute going to half that makes you stumble around -- especially when no one had ever done that before. Trying to tote an M-1 rifle at reverse arms at the same time made it bloody difficult and even the band couldn't help.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Laura
Date: 08 Dec 14 - 09:52 PM

I learned it from my Grandmother as...

Left, left, left my wife and 49 kids and old grey mare and a peanut stand.(march)
I do right, right, right by the Country I do stand.(march)
Hay foot - straw foot - shift by jingle foot.(shift feet - kinda jump)

I'm dying to know - does anyone know the origin?


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,stacey
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 02:34 PM

I left my wife and 44 kids in a starving condition
with nothing but Johnny bread think I did right,
Right, right by my country
by golly I had a good job and I left,
left, left....(repeat from the top)


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 17 Jun 14 - 12:20 PM

Yeah, looks like it needs a DT Corrections/Updates post.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: Lighter
Date: 17 Jun 14 - 08:15 AM

Just as a point of information, there's never been a "Fort Duckworth."


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 17 Jun 14 - 12:39 AM

SOUND OFF (CADENCE COUNT) (DUCKWORTH CHANT) in the DT has the "Duckworth" name originating from Ft. Duckworth:
In WWII, black troops were, apparently, given more freedom
of self-expression than were white troops. Fancy drill
teams, particularly from Fort Duckworth, Alabama, toured and
popularized jazzier cadence counts. There was a pop record
in the early 50s that wound up on the hit parade. RG

However, others above and elsewhere cite Pvt. Willie Duckworth. (The Missouri Folklore Society has this page about it (discussed in the Folklore: jodies thread here.)

Today on NPR's All Things Considered they had an article, "Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From
by Frannie Kelley
June 16, 2014

Think about all of those Hollywood depictions of the American military, from Stripes to Full Metal Jacket to Cadence. In almost every one, a bunch of guys will jog past the camera at some point, singing and stepping in unison.

The first time that happened was in 1944, when a particular rhythm infiltrated the segregated Army. The cadence was credited to a soldier named Willie Duckworth. As told on a V-Disc, one of the inspirational recordings made during WWII by the U.S. military and sent to troops overseas, Duckworth was "chanting to build up the spirits of his weary comrades."

Until just this spring, Bobby Gerhardt served in the Army as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. He says he's spent more than nine years marching to, running to and calling cadence. His favorite to call follows the rhythm of Duckworth's now 70-year-old composition, though with updated lyrics.

"When I joined I had no idea how anything worked. Everything was brand new," Gerhardt says. "For me, hearing that first cadence the very first time was awesome. Because you always wanted to hear what the next verse was. So you always wanted to keep up so that you could hear the person calling the cadence so you knew what to say back to them."

The infectious appeal of cadences is used to motivate and coordinate people who might not have anything else in common. But they also do something more fundamental.

"The main purpose that I was always taught with staying in step and keeping up with the cadence, was that it would help your breathing and help your cardio if you could run and sing and manage your breath at the same time," Gerhardt says.

Cadences get a group of people doing that in unison. They rely on the call and response action of work songs, so they come from a long tradition. Richard Rath, an associate professor at the University of Hawaii, and author of the book How Early America Sounded, says slaves brought work songs here, and they developed to help deal with dangerous jobs.

"Like pounding rice in a mortar and pestle, where one person has to scoop the rice out and two other people are pounding with big pestles ? if somebody messes up, they get scrunched," Rath says.

But a little deviation, lyrically or rhythmically, can make the cadence more effective. Bobby Gerhardt cites one cadence in particular, that appeared in the 1960 Elvis Presley movie G.I. Blues.

"It's kind of off-step. And it's kind of in-between a step, but once you have a group of people marching to that cadence, it puts a big smile on your face because it's a cadence that no one's calling around the rest of the base," he says.

It's not the march-like one-two of the standard military cadence. It's syncopated ? the emphasis is on the offbeat. And that can put a spring in a soldier's step or help a worker move faster. Richard Rath says syncopation and complex rhythms made music more useful to workers than the bosses realized. Say you're rowing a boat on a rice plantation and singing to pace yourself.

"If you're rowing on the twos and the planter says speed up, you speed up the song and then row on the threes," Rath says.

It's resistance through rhythm.

Private Willie Duckworth, raised by his sharecropper grandparents in Jim Crow Georgia, knew something about that. And the concept isn't foreign to Gerhardt.

"I had a couple of 'em that I'd always call, because they kind of pushed the envelope of what we were allowed to call," he says.

The aim of cadences might be to control people. But they don't always work that way.

A YouTube video of the story, posted by Michael Cavenaugh July 2013 is linked: Duckworth Chant Ft Slocum 1945 VDisc TSgt Felice Intro & Ma.... It's got a relatively long text summary (that I can't copy), but it does say that Col. Bernard Lentz copyrighted the Duckworth chant, and the royalties are split to this day between the Lentz and Duckworth families.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: Lighter
Date: 01 Apr 14 - 10:57 AM

I once spent a couple of years reading many, many American memoirs of World War I, both books and magazine articles.

There were plenty of references to drill sergeants chanting "hup, two, three, four" (and phonetic variants), and to troops singing both polite and bawdy songs on the march, but not one example of the modern "Sound off!"

That routine, however, was certainly popular in World War II, possibly only after the 1944 appearance at Ft. Slocum, N.Y., of Pvt. Willie Duckworth's "Duckworth Chant," in which the syncopated sound-off countdown figures prominently.

A 1945 recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6bhv4i8qso

The 1952 movie "What Price Glory" has World War I marines doing something similar. But they *don't* do it in the 1924 Broadway play that the movie's based on.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,shayes
Date: 01 Apr 14 - 12:40 AM

I learned it like this:

Left, left, I left my wife and 48 kids in a house all alone with nothing but gingerbread;

Did I do right, right, right by my country, by jingo, I had a good job, but I left, left (and back to beginning)


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 02:17 AM

In recent (100 years?) usage in the US Army, the name used for this routine is "Sound Off."

About the only thing "standardized" is effectively a "chorus:"

Drill Master: SOUND OFF
Troop: ONE TWO
DM: SOUND OFF
Troop: THREE FOUR
DM: CADENCE COUNT
Troop: ONE TWO THREE FOUR,
Troop: ONE TWO (one-step pause) THREE-FOUR

(Some may omit the "skip-step" in the last line, and do the count in regular left-right-left-right sync.)

Although there are many common "verses" a majority of them are (claimed as) unique to a particular squad, company, or post (or sometimes a local barroom). Quite probably more than half of the better known ones are blatantly OBSCENE, RUDE, AND OFFENSIVE (intentionally).

This CADENCE (it's proper name, it's not a song here) is most generally used on military installations only during the first week of a "boot camp" since it seldom takes the CO's wife more than a week to complain about the obscene shouting and the CO orders the troops to "don't do that anymore" (at least stateside). Occasionally the order will be "don't do that while in the housing area," and one was known to have said "where my wife can hear it."

ARMY lore claims that the AIR FARCE uses "Little Willies" as their usual CADENCE verses, often retaining the "Sound Off" call and response as chorus, since they're "just too nice." This rumor is unconfirmed by my experience. (They may not need marching cadences much, since they usually get a bus to take them to and from where they keep their toys?)

Scouting and other "pickups" on the CADENCE are likely to be badly corrupted, but are mostly harmless and sometimes good for a giggle.

John


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 10:31 AM

Sin, sin, sin dex sin...


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 07:50 PM

I left my wife with 46 children, the old gray mare and the peanut stand.
Did I do right, right?
Right from the country where I came from, Hakeem, jakem, shift my nakem.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,jlf
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 09:55 PM

Left. Left. Left my wife and forty-nine children in starving condition without any gingerbread.

Did I do right, right, right by jingo by jove, I had a good job but I left, left

(ad nauseum)


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Military Brat
Date: 09 Apr 13 - 04:36 PM

LEFT, LEFT, LEFT my wife and 49 kids on the verge of starvation without any gingerbread
Did I do RIGHT, RIGHT, write (RIGHT) to my country, write (RIGHT) to my country, tell them how sorry I am that I

LEFT, LEFT, LEFT my wife and 48 kids, etc. (repeat, counting down as you go)


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Scotty
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 02:06 AM

learned from my grandmother (b. 1908, Virginia)

Left my wife and 46 children, Old gray mare by peanut stand
Went to town and there I found that I was right, right
Hayfoot, strawfoot, shift by jingle, left, left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 24 Jan 13 - 08:13 PM

Left, left, left my wife and 48 kids
An old grey mare and a peanut farm
Did I do right? right?
Right from the country that I came from
Hey there, Hi there, shift-by-jingo...

(skip during the "shift-by-jingo" to get back on the left foot)

Left, left, left my wife and 48 kids....


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 02:04 AM

Left. Left, I left my wife and 48 children
At home in the kitchen in starving condition
With nothing but gingerbread left,

Left, Left, etc.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Nov 12 - 12:23 AM

I heard it...

I left, I left, I left my wife and twenty-four kids at home in bed with nothing to eat, I left, I left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,jo
Date: 19 Sep 12 - 01:58 AM

left, left, I left my wife and my 48 kids in starving condition without any gingerbread.
Did I do right, right, right for my country 'tis of thee, woopsidoo and tirolilee


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,guest, Bon
Date: 06 May 12 - 12:24 AM

Left, left, I had a good job and I left.
I left my wife and 15 kids, an old gray mare and a peanut stand.
Did I do right, right.
Right for my country, hayfoot, strawfoot, skip by jingle.
Left, left, I had a good job and I left.
etc.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,mark
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 06:41 PM

I left my wife with 44 kids
with nothing to eat but gingerbread
left. left. left. left.

That's all. You've got it.

These cadences are all sad for a reason.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 12 - 09:12 PM

Left, left, I left my wife and 49 kids on the verge of starvation without any gingerbread. did I do right? right? right from the country by jingo! I had a good wife and I left, left, left my wife....


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 12 - 06:49 PM

hey


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Paul V. Partington
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 04:58 PM

I left my wife with 14 kids and on old grey mare in a peanut shell
Hay foot, straw foot,belly full of bean soup,
Johnny get your clothes on, left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 11 - 08:05 PM

It's
Left, left, left right left, left, left right i left my country and forty-eight kids on the brink of starvation i thought it was RIGHT, right, right for my country and whoop de do!


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Cody Robinson
Date: 30 Sep 11 - 05:38 AM

Left Left Left Right Left
I left with 17 children to die of starvation with only one johnny
Did I do right? Right
Right in the middle of the kitchen floor left foot right foot skip once more.


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,flor
Date: 17 Sep 11 - 01:37 PM

The "Jodie calls." Almost infinite variations, but originally attributed to Army Private Willie Duckworth, an African-American who in a column of fatigued infantrymen returning from a long march began to chant impromptu and the chant was picked up, as well the step of the men. It wasn't long before the Army and brother services also picked up on "Jodie."


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,mark
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 11:59 PM

left left left my whif with 48 kids at the end of salvation with out any gingerbread did i do right right for my god my country i had a good job but i left left left


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,Bhel-Elryss
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 01:50 AM

My dad taught it to me:

Left! Left! Left, right, left!
I left my wife and forty-two
Kids on the verge of starvation
With only one hamburger left!
Left! Left, right, left!

...He can't remember the rest though...


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,sjrdgoode
Date: 10 May 11 - 11:03 AM

Left, Left, Left my wife and 49 kids and an old gray mare and a peanut stand, but I did Right, Right, right from the state where I came from. Hay foot Straw foot, shift by jingo....(shift feet (skip) and repeat


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Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
From: GUEST,cvp101
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 06:20 PM

I left my wife & 46 kids without any ginger bread left, left, left, right, left.


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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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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,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,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,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
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,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: 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
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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