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Army Anthem

Over hill, over dale
As we hit the dusty trail,
And the Caissons go rolling along.
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And the Caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where e'er you go,
You will always know
That the Caissons go rolling along.

In the storm, in the night,
Action left or action right
See those Caissons go rolling along
Limber front, limber rear,
Prepare to mount your cannoneer
And those Caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where e'er you go,
You will always know
That the Caissons go rolling along.

Was it high, was it low,
Where the hell did that one go?
As those Caissons go rolling along
Was it left, was it right,
Now we won't get home tonight
And those Caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where e'er you go,
You will always know
That the Caissons go rolling along.


You're in the Army Now

(Here are a few of the many versions of this song.)

You're in the Army now,
You're not behind a plow;
You'll never get rich,
On the salary which
You get in the Army now.

You're in the army now.
You're not behind a plow.
You may have fun,
you son-of-gun.
You're in the army now

You're in the army now,
you're not behind the plow
You'll never get rich
Just doing your hitch
You're in the army now


The Infantry

The Infantry, the Infantry with dirt behind there ears,
The Infantry, the Infantry, they drink up all the beers,
The cavalry, Artillery, and Corps of Engineers,
They couldn't lick the Infantry in a hundred thousand years


The Army Hymn

Oh, Lord of Hosts! Almighty King!
Behold the sacrifice we bring!
To every arm Thy strength impart,
Thy spirit shed through every heart.

Wake in our breasts the living fires,
The holy faith that warmed our sires;
Thy hand hath made our nation free!
To die for her is serving Thee.

Be Thou a pillar for to show
The midnight snare, the silent foe;
And when the battle thunders loud,
Still guide us in its moving cloud.

God of all Nations! Sovereign Lord!
In Thy dread Name we draw the sword,
We lift the starry flag on high,
That fills with light our stormy sky.

From treason's rent, from murder's stain,
Guard Thou its folds till peace shall reign,
Till fort and field, till shore and sea
Join our loud anthem: praise to Thee!


from Gee, I wish I was Back in the Army

(Irving Berlin)

When I was mustered out
I thought without a doubt
That I was through with all my care and strife.
I thought that I was then
The happiest of men.
But after months of tough civilian life.
Gee, I wish I was back in the Army.

The Army wasn't really bad at all.
Three meals a day
For which you didn't pay.
Uniforms for winter, spring and fall.
There's a lot to be said for the Army
The life without responsibility.

A soldier out of luck
Was really never stuck.
There's always someone higher up
where you can pass the buck.
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army.

Gee, I wish I was back in the Army.
The Army was the place to find romance
Soldiers and WACs
Dancing cheek to cheek and backs to backs.

There's a lot to be said for the Army.
A gal was never lost for company.
A million handsome guys
With longing in their eyes
And all you had to do was pick the age,
the weight, the size.
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army.

Gee, I wish I was back in the Army.
The shows we got civilians couldn't see.
How we would yell for Dietrich and Cornell
Jolson, Hope and Benny all for free.
There's a lot to be said for the Army.


Supporting the Three

(Sergeant Allan L. Perkins)

"I am the infantry, follow me
not a foot soldier, we're much more you see
we'll take the fight to the enemy
I am the Infantry, first of THE THREE

"I am the Cavalry, follow me
A modern horse soldier in a M2 Bradley
Charging straight forward to the enemy
I am the Cav, most daring of THE THREE

"I am the armor, follow me
The arm of decision I'll always be
When the going gets rough, call on me
I am the Armor, the best of THE THREE

Armor, Cav and Infantry
Rush headlong into the melee
Breaking the lines like an angry sea
Deep into enemy territory
"Approaching the crossroads, what do we see
The area secured by three lonely MP's
Directing us forward, how can this be
How long has he been here, waiting for me"
"What a crazy person an MP must be
He has not firepower or armor like me
And I thought everyone followed THE THREE

Armor, Cav and Infantry
"I am the MP, don't follow me
You don't want to be where I will be
Guarding a crossroad, waiting for THE THREE
Just my team, a combat loaded HMMWV and me"
"With the objective taken, wait and see
No one will remember the lonely MP
Who held this ground so they could run free

But that's my job, supporting THE THREE"


Songs about the Army

  • Army Blues - Bobby 'Blue' Bland (1953)
  • Ballad of the Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler (1966)
  • Country Boy in the Army - Dorsey Burnette (1961)
  • Custer's Last Stand - Rose Maddox (1959)
  • Dear Uncle Sam - Loretta Lynn (1966)
  • Draft Board Blues - The Texas Wanderers (1941)
  • Draft Dodger Rag - Phil Ochs (1965)
  • Drafted - Wilbert Harrison (1961)
  • G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan (1944)
  • Greetings, This is Uncle Sam - The Monitors (1966)
  • I Don't Want No More of This Army Life - Texas Jim Robertson (1950)
  • KP Blues - Montana Slim (1950)
  • Riding with Private Malone - David Ball (2001)
  • West Point Dress Parade - Jaye P. Morgan (1956)