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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.

2 Comments »

  arcadiagt5 wrote @ June 1st, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Yep, that’s about the USMC all over.

For something a lot more darkly funny have a look for “Blood on the Risers”…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_on_the_risers

  Fe wrote @ June 9th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

*grin* We sang something like that around a campfire:-)

Curiously, Puggle really didn’t like this song at all when I introduced it. But the words were on the TV cabinet, and Grandad sang it when he was by… now all the kids are singing it on and on and on… It’s prompted some interesting conversation about French and English:-)

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