Sunday, April 17, 2011

Things I am Going to Miss

This is some of the cadences that I will miss saying and hearing in return 20 fold.
(The authors are unknown, these have been passed by word of mouth for many generations.)



1775
BACK IN 1775,
MY MARINE CORPS CAME ALIVE.
1ST THERE CAME THE COLOR GOLD,
SHOWED THE WORLD THAT WE ARE BOLD.
NEXT THERE CAME THE COLOR BLUE,
SHOWED THE WORLD THAT WE ARE TRUE.
THEN THERE CAME THE COLOR GREEN,
SHOWED THE WORLD THAT WE ARE MEAN.
THEN THERE CAME THE COLOR RED,
SHOWED THE WORLD THE BLOOD WE’VE SHED.
(CAN BE SUNG AS A ROUND OR BY THE LEADER WITH THE PLATOON SINGING “MARINE CORPS” IN BETWEEN LINES.)

HORSE MARINE
MY GRAND DADDY WAS A HORSE MARINE
EVERYTHING HE WORE WAS MARINE CORPS GREEN
HE ATE STEAKS 8 INCHES THICK
HE PICKED HIS TEETH WITH A GUIDON STICK
HE LIVED EVERYDAY OF HIS LIFE IN THE CORPS
TILL THEY SENT HIM OFF TO WAR
THEY SENT HIM TO A PLACE CALLED VIETNAM
TO FIGHT PEOPLE CALLED THE VIETCONG
TILL ONE DAY IN A FIRE FIGHT
HE COME HOME ON A MEDIVAC FLIGHT
NOW HE SITS ON THE PORCH AND STARES
MARKING TIME IN HIS ROCKING CHAIR

EVERYWHERE WE GO
EVERYWHERE WE GO
PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW
WHO WE ARE
SO WE TELL THEM
WE’RE THE BOY’S FROM * (INSERT YOUR PLATOON #) YOU’VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT
THE MOTHERS TAKE THEIR DAUGHTERS IN WHEN EVER WE GO OUT!
PEOPLE SAY WE’RE CRAZY FOR THE CRAZY THINGS WE DO
WE’RE THE BOYS FROM *, WHO THE HECK ARE YOU!

MOMMA MOMMA
MOMMA MOMMA CAN’T YOU SEE
WHAT THE MARINE CORPS HAS DONE TO ME?
PUT ME IN A BARBER’S CHAIR,
I TURNED AROUND AND HAD NO HAIR
THEY PUT ME IN SOME CAMMIE GREEN
 THEY TRAINED ME HARD THEY MADE ME MEAN

THEN THEY SHIPPED ME OFF TO WAR
PUT ME ON A FOREIGN SHORE
THEY PUT A RIFLE IN MY HAND
 TOLD ME TO DEFEND OUR LAND

BUT IF I DIE IN A COMBAT ZONE
BOX ME UP AND SHIP ME HOME
PUT ME IN A SET OF DRESS BLUES
COMB MY HAIR AND SHINE MY SHOES
PIN THE MEDALS UPON MY CHEST
AND TELL MOMMA I DID MY BEST

BUT MOMMA MOMMA DON’T YOU CRY
MARINE CORPS MOTTO IS TO DO OR DIE
SAYING, “LEFT RIGHT A LOW RIGHT LEFT”
“LEFT RIGHT A LEFTY RIGHT LEFT”

IF I DIE, BURY ME DEEP
2 M16’S, BENEATH MY FEET
AND BY MY SIDE, PLACE MY 9MM THERE
BUT DON’T FORGET TO PACK MY PT GEAR,
BECAUSE EARLY ONE MORNING, AROUND ZERO-FIVE
THE EARTH’S GONNA SHAKE, THERE WILL BE LIGHTNING IN THE SKY
BUT DON’T YOU WORRY, DON’T COME UNDONE
IT’S JUST ME AND CHESTY PULLER ON A PT RUN.

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