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Lyr Req: Reveille

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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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Slag 19 Jun 06 - 02:05 PM
The Borchester Echo 19 Jun 06 - 02:15 PM
Keith A of Hertford 19 Jun 06 - 04:42 PM
Genie 19 Jun 06 - 04:51 PM
JohnInKansas 19 Jun 06 - 10:38 PM
GUEST,Amn szakacsy 05 Dec 08 - 04:25 PM
Lighter 05 Dec 08 - 04:59 PM
artbrooks 05 Dec 08 - 05:27 PM
Dave Hanson 06 Dec 08 - 03:19 AM
Genie 06 Dec 08 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,Linda 24 May 13 - 06:46 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 24 May 13 - 07:00 PM
GUEST 24 May 13 - 09:07 PM
GUEST,Bill Gray 26 Oct 17 - 10:01 AM
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Subject: Lyrics to Revillie
From: Slag
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 02:05 PM

I have been searching the web this AM for the lyrics to the familiar bugle call of "Revillie" and haven't found musch information. When I was a child in the 50's I learned these lyrics but I could not tell you whether they were original or some joker's improv:


    I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up
         in the morning.
    I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up
         all day.
    Get up you lazy monkeys, Get out of your lazy bunk-ies
    I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up
         to-day!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Revillie
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 02:15 PM

Reveille MIDI, notation and background. No Lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Revillie
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 04:42 PM

British Reveille

Charley Charley get up and wash yourself,
Charley Charley get out of bed.
The sergeant is waiting with a nice cup of tea,
Charley Charley get out of bed.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Reveille
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 04:51 PM

Here are the ones I know:

I can't get 'em up,
I can't get 'em up,
I can't get 'em up in the morning.
The corporal's worse than privates,
The sergeant's worse than corporals,
Lieutenant's worse than sergeants,
And the captain's the worst of all!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Revillie
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 10:38 PM

countess richard's link is to a couple of Brit bugle calls, if I read the somewhat confused description there correctly. These are not the same tunes as US calls, including the US Reveille that seems to fit the lyrics being tossed about. The .gif notation files certainly don't match anything I recall hearing in the US Army.

It's unlikely that a lyric will be officially associated with any "Call." That's certainly the case with the few US Bugle Calls I managed to hear often enough to "sort of" distinguish. In fact, the hardcore "ironpants" traditionalists often consider it "disrespectful" to associate lyrics with them - which is one reason it's so much fun for the troops to do so, and perhaps why there are so many versions.

Note too that the bugle is frequently used with paramilitary organizations like the Boy Scouts, and the "battlefield and barracks" lyrics seldom would be appropriate for such tender young minds, hence an additional reason for variants.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: GUEST,Amn szakacsy
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:25 PM

well my dad, who's commited 30 years of service to the marine crops, used to sing me this version of reveille

it's time to get up, it's time to get up
it's time to get up in the morning
it's time to get up, it's time to get up
it's time to get up today
the sun is brightly shining,
it's early in the morning.
the sun is brightly shining,
its time to get up today.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: Lighter
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:59 PM

The lyrics Genie posted seem to have been known in the American Civil War.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: artbrooks
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:27 PM

I remember Genie's as very close to something I heard when I was first in the US Army, back in the mid-1960s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 03:19 AM

When I served in HM Forces, the only thing we said on hearing reveille
was " shut that f***ing noise up.

eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: Genie
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 08:54 AM

Those were probably the original ones, eric. LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: GUEST,Linda
Date: 24 May 13 - 06:46 PM

Slag, I remember in the 50's, my father,retired navy, teaching me the same words as yours to reveille. I remember get up you lazy (memory fails me here) but something similar to what you remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 May 13 - 07:00 PM

Reveille is sounded; there are no official words (U. S.).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 13 - 09:07 PM

Only officers think that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reveille
From: GUEST,Bill Gray
Date: 26 Oct 17 - 10:01 AM

A morning radio guy in Phila used to start his show singing these lyrics
   It's time to get up
   It's time to get up
   It's time to get up this morning!
   It's time to get up, it's time to get up, it's time to get up this morn'.

   Don't be a lazy
   Don't be a lazy
   Don't be a lazy bo-ones.
   Don' be a lazy
   Don't be a lazy
   Don't be a lazy bones.
   A lazy, lazy bones.

My son hated to get up for school. He also hated me singing this while standing next to his bed. Two choruses were always enough. Enjoy!


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