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AMERICAN MARCHING SONGS SECTION

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Dear Folk,

At that section You can find all kind of military marching songs or other tunes with a military context and lyrics. The index at the thread beneath make only sure You can find the wanted song always on the same place. Because there will further songs added it isn´t possible for me to create an alphabetical order - I had to write all anew everytime.

For comment or similar You have to use the Miscellaneous Section of each country.

For reporting broken links or other problems the You can post at the Tech. Prob. Section.

For all other things You can´t sort in one of the given folders make a note at the Musket Room for me or Bootie!

Greetings - Sempai :)
 

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Page 001............ 001 - To Arms in Dixie...
Page 001............ 002 - We´ll fight for Uncle Sam...
Page 001............ 003 - Bonnie Blue Flag...
Page 001............ 004 - Marching through Georgia...
Page 001............ 005 - Lincoln and Liberty...
Page 001............ 006 - Oh, Susanna...
Page 001............ 007 - Blood on the Risers...
Page 001............ 008 - The Halls of Montezuma...
Page 001............ 009 - The Army goes rolling along...
Page 002............ 010 - Anchors aweigh...
Page 002............ 011 - When Johnny comes marching home...
Page 002............ 012 - Ballad of the Green Beret(s)...
Page 002............ 013 - Battle Hymn of the Republic...
Page 002............ 014 - The Battle Cry of Freedom...
Page 002............ 015 - Over there...
Page 002............ 016 - Just before the Battle, Mother...
Page 002............ 017 - Would You rather be a Colonel...
Page 002............ 018 - The South shall rise again...
Page 002............ 019 - Gary Owen... (7th Cavalry Regimental March)
Page 003............ 020 - She wore a yellow Ribbon...
Page 003............ 021 - I wanna be in the Cavalry...
Page 003............ 022 - Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier!...
Page 003............ 023 - Once I was...
Page 003............ 024 - I left my Love...
Page 003............ 025 - Mansions of the Lord...
Page 003............ 026 - The Girl I left behind...
Page 003............ 027 - A Rodeo down in Tokyo...
Page 003............ 028 - Goodbye Mama...
Page 003............ 029 - I always wanted to waltz in Berlin...
Page 004............ 030 - Army of the Free...
Page 004............ 031 - Rose of Alabamy...
 

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Lyrics - TO ARMS IN DIXIE...

1.) Southern men the thunders mutter!
Northern flags in South winds flutter!
To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Send them back your fierce defiance!
Stamp upon the cursed alliance!
To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie

2.) Fear no danger! Shun no labor!
Lift up rifle, pike, and sabre!
To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Shoulder pressing close to shoulder,
Let the odds make each heart bolder!
To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

3.) Swear upon your country's altar
Never to submit or falter
To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Till the spoilers are defeated,
Till the Lord's work is completed!
To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Refrain: Advance the flag of Dixie!
Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Dixie's land we take our stand,
And live or die for Dixie!
To arms! To arms!
And conquer peace for Dixie!
To arms! To arms!
And conquer peace for Dixie!
 

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Lyrics - WE´LL FIGHT FOR UNCLE SAM...

1.) I am a modern hairo. My name is Paddy Kearney.
Not long ago, I landed from the bogs of sweet Killarney.
I used to cry out: SOAP FAT! bekase that was my trade, sir,
Till I 'listed for a Soger-boy wid Corcoran's brigade, sir.
For to fight for Uncle Sam,...

2.) Ora, once in regimentals, my mind it did bewildher.
I bid good-bye to Biddy dear, and all the darling childher.
Whoo! says I, the Irish Volunteers the divil a one afraid is,
Bekase we've got the soger bould, McClellan, for to lade us.
For to fight for Uncle Sam,...

3.) We soon got into battle. We made a charge of bay'nets.
The Rebel blaggards soon gave way, they fell as thick as paynuts.
Och hone! The slaughter that we made, bedad, it was delighting!
For, the Irish lads in action are the divil's boys for fighting.
They'll fight for Uncle Sam,...

4.) Och, sure, we never will give in, in any sort of manner,
Until the South comes back again, beneath the Starry-Banner.
And if John Bull should interfere, he'd suffer for it truly.
For, soon the Irish Volunteers would give him Ballyhooly.
Oh! they'll fight for Uncle Sam,...

5.) And now, before I ind my song, this free advice I'll tender:
We soon will use the Rebels up and make them all surrender.
And, once again, the Stars and Stripes will to the breeze be swellin',
If Uncle Abe will give us back our darling boy McClellan.
Oh! we'll follow Little Mac,...

Refrain: He'll lade us on to glory, O!
He'll lade us on to glory, O!
To save the Stripes and Stars.
 

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Lyrics - BONNIE BLUE FLAG...
Music: The Irish Jaunting Car

1.) We are a band of brothers and native to the soil,
Fighting for the property we gained by honest toil;
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far,
"Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!"

2.) As long as the Union was faithful to her trust,
Like friends and like brothers both kind were we and just;
But now, when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar,
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

3.) First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand,
Then came Alabama, who took her by the hand;
Next quickly Mississippi, Georgia and Florida,
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

4.) Ye men of valor, gather round the banner of the right,
Texas and fair Louisiana join us in the fight;
Davis, our loved president, and Stephens statesman are,
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

5.) And here's to old Virginia, the Old Dominion State,
Who with the young Confederacy at length has linked her fate;
Impelled by her example, now other states prepare,
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

6.) Then cheer, boys, cheer, raise the joyous shout,
For Arkansas and North Carolina now have both gone out;
And let another rousing cheer for Tennessee be given,
The single star of the Bonnie Blue Flag has grown to be eleven.

7.) Then here's to our Confederacy, strong are we and brave,
Like patriots of old we'll fight our heritage to save;
And rather than submit to shame, to die we would prefer,
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

Refrain: Hurrah! Hurrah! For Southern rights hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.


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"The Bonnie Blue Flag", also known as "We Are a Band of Brothers", is an 1861 marching song associated with the Confederate States of America. The words were written by Irish born entertainer Harry McCarthy, with the melody taken from the song "The Irish Jaunting Car". The song's title refers to the unofficial first Flag of the Confederacy, the "Bonnie Blue Flag, the symbol of secession from the Union, that bears the "single star" of the chorus.
"The Bonnie Blue Flag" holds special significance to the Texas brigade. The song was premiered by lyricist Harry McCarthy during a concert in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 1861 and performed again in September of that same year at the New Orleans Academy of Music for the First Texas Volunteer Infantry regiment mustering in celebration.[citation needed]
The New Orleans music publishing house of A.E. Blackmar issued six editions of "The Bonnie Blue Flag" between 1861 and 1864 along with three additional arrangements. The "Band of Brothers" mentioned in the first line of the song is a reference to the St. Crispin's day speech in William Shakespeare's play Henry V.


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The first verse of the song goes:

We are a band of brothers and native to the soil,
Fighting for the property we gained by honest toil;
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far,
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

The second line is sometimes given as "fighting for our liberty with treasure, blood, and toil". A copy of the 1861 song sheet posted on a website by University of San Diego professor Steve Schoenherr illustrates the "property" version.

According to Schoenherr, the song sheet was first published in 1861 by A. E. Blackmar and Brother in New Orleans. When Major General Benjamin Butler captured New Orleans, he allegedly arrested Blackmar, fined Blackmar $500, destroyed all copies of the music, and ordered that anyone caught whistling or singing "The Bonnie Blue Flag" would be fined $25 (about $482 in 2005). Eleven other editions of the song were published with different lyrics.
 

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Lyrics - MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA...

1.) Bring the good ol' Bugle boys! We'll sing another song,
Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along,
Sing it like we used to sing it fifty thousand strong,
While we were marching through Georgia

2.) How the darkeys shouted when they heard the joyful sound,
How the turkeys gobbled which our commissary found,
How the sweet potatoes even started from the ground,
While we were marching through Georgia.

3.) Yes and there were Union men who wept with joyful tears,
When they saw the honored flag they had not seen for years;
Hardly could they be restrained from breaking forth in cheers,
While we were marching through Georgia.

4.) "Sherman's dashing Yankee boys will never make the coast!"
So the saucy rebels said and 'twas a handsome boast
Had they not forgot, alas! to reckon with the Host
While we were marching through Georgia.

5.) So we made a thoroughfare for freedom and her train,
Sixty miles of latitude, three hundred to the main;
Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain
While we were marching through Georgia.

Refrain: Hurrah! Hurrah! We bring the Jubilee.
Hurrah! Hurrah! The flag that makes you free,
So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea,
While we were marching through Georgia.
 

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Lyrics LINCOLN AND LIBERTY...
(Jesse Hutchinson)

1.) Hurrah for the choice of the nation,
Our chieftain so brave and so true,
We'll go for the great reformation,
For Lincoln and Liberty, too!

2.) Our David's good sling is unerring,
The Slavocrat's giant he slew,
Then shout for the freedom preferring,
For Lincoln and Liberty, too.

3.) They'll find what by felling and mauling,
Our railmaker statesman can do;
For the people are everywhere calling
For Lincoln and Liberty too.

4.) Then up with the banner so glorious,
The star-spangled red, white, and blue,
We'll fight till our banner's victorious,
For Lincoln and Liberty, too.

Refrain: We'll go for the son of Kentucky,
The hero of Hoosierdom through,
The pride of the "Suckers" so lucky,
For Lincoln and Liberty, too.
 

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Lyrics - OH, SUSANNA...

1.) I come from Alabama with my Banjo on my knee--
I’se gwine to Lou’siana my true lub for to see.
It rain’d all night de day I left, de wedder it was dry;
The sun so hot I froze to def -- Susanna, dont you cry.

2.) I jump’d aboard the telegraph and trabbeled down de ribber/road,
De lectrie fluid magnified, and kill’d five hundred Nigger/Jews.
De bullgine bust, de hoss ran off, I really thought I’d die;
I shut my eyes to hold my bref -- Susanna, dont you cry.

3.) I had a dream de udder night, when ebry ting was still;
I thought I saw Susanna dear, a coming down de hill.
De buckweat cake was in her mouf, de tear was in her eye,
I says, I’se coming from de souf, -- Susanna, dont you cry.

4.) I soon will be in New Orleans, and den I’ll look all round,
And when I find Susanna, I' fall upon the ground.
But if I do not find her, dis darkie 'I surely die,
And when I'm dead and buried, Susanna, dont you cry.

Refrain: Oh! Susanna, do not cry for me;
I come from Alabama, wid my Banjo on my knee.
 

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Lyrics - BLOOD ON THE RISERS...

1.) He was just a cherry trooper and he surely shook with fright
as he checked all his equipment and made sure his pack was tight
He had to sit and listen to the awful engines roar,
And he ain't gonna jump no more.

2.) “Is everybody happy?” cried the Sergeant, looking up.
Our hero feebly answered “yes,” and then they stood him up.
He leaped right out into the blast, his static line unhooked.
He ain’t gonna jump no more.

3.) He counted long, he counted loud, he waited for the shock;
He felt the wind, he felt the clouds, he felt the awful drop;
He jerked his cord, the silk spilled out and wrapped around his legs.
He ain’t gonna jump no more.

4.) The risers wrapped around his neck, connectors cracked his dome;
The lines were snarled and tied in knots, around his skinny bones;
The canopy became his shroud, he hurtled to the ground.
He ain’t gonna jump no more.

5.) The days he’d lived and loved and laughed kept running through his mind;
He thought about the girl back home, the one he’d left behind;
He thought about the medics and wondered what they’ed find.
He ain’t gonna jump no more.

6.) The ambulance was on the spot, the jeeps were running wild;
The medics jumped and screamed with glee, they rolled their sleeves and smiled;
For it had been a week or more since last a chute had failed.
He ain’t gonna jump no more.

7.) He hit the ground, the sound was splat, his blood went spurting high;
His comrades were then heard to say, “A heck of way to die”;
He lay there rolling ‘round in the welter of his gore.
And he ain’t gonna jump no more.

8.) There was blood upon the risers, there were brains upon the 'chute.
Intestines were a-dangling from his paratrooper suit.
He was a mess, they picked him up and poured him from his boots.
And he ain't gonna jump no more

Refrain: Gory, Gory, What a hell of way to die
Gory, Gory, What a hell of way to die
Gory, Gory, What a hell of way to die
He ain’t gonna jump no more.
 

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Lyrics - THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA...

1.) From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We 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.

2.) Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every 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.

3.) 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.

4.) Again in 1941,
we sailed a north'ard course
and found beneath the midnight sun,
the Viking and the Norse.
The Iceland girls were slim and fair,
and fair the Iceland scenes,
and the Army found in landing there,
the United States Marines.
 

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Lyrics THE ARMY GOES ROLLING ALONG...

Intro: March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
We're the Army and proud of our name
We're the Army and proudly proclaim

1.) First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

2.) Valley Forge, Custer's ranks,
San Juan Hill and Patton's tanks,
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.

3.) Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then we're right,
And we'll fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.

Refrain: Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army's on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.
 
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