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Archive for June, 2010

The Marines’ Hymn

There’s a midi file and information here. There’s an .mp3 here, although it only has the first and second verses (and according to wikipedia, the last line of the first verse is wrong). There are many instrumental recordings with enough verses, but I haven’t found a vocal with all three. You can see sheet music here.

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli,
We will fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean.
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurl’d to ev’ry breeze
From dawn to setting sun
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far off northern lands,
And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job—
The United States Marines.

Here’s health to you and to our corps,
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life,
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.