MILITARY CADENCES & OTHER CADENCES

MILITARY CADENCES ("JODIES") & OTHER CADENCES

This page contains selected "clean", family friendly text examples and videos of military cadences. This page also contains selected examples of fire fighter, and police academy drill chants. General information about cadences is also included on this page.

WARNING: Many examples of military cadences & many comments about military cadences that are found in the website links given below (particularly in the Wikipedia page on cadences and in many YouTube viewer comment threads), as well as in many other websites/blogs about military cadences often contain profanity, explicit sexual references, excessive violence, and other content which isn't suitable for children.

Editor: Azizi Powell
Latest update: March 29, 2014

EDITORIAL COMMENT
I became interested in military cadences as a result of my interest in the source material for children's rhymes & chants. Some children's rhymes have the same or similar titles and words as certain military cadences. We may never know for certain which chants came first-the ones recited by children, or the ones chanted by those in the military, and then picked up and revised by children. See versions of "Momma Momma Can't You See" on Cocojams' Handclap Rhyme page for examples of children's rhymes that have the same title and similar words as a military cadence.

Furthermore, many Black Greek lettered fraternity chants are patterned after the words of military cadences. This makes sense, given the military roots of some of these university based fraternities (such as Omega Psi Phi, Inc.) I encourage visitors to this page to check out Cocojams Fraternity & Sorority page to compare the words to some of these cadences and the words to a number of the step chants posted there.

SOURCES OF VIDEOS
All of the videos on this page are from http://www.youtube.com/

Videos are posted in alphabetical order using the first letter of the name of the chant.

These examples are posted for folkloric, historical, and entertainment purposes.

Please note that links to YouTube videos or to other online resources may not remain viable.

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF UNITED STATES MILITARY CADENCES (JODIES)
For an excellent summary of the history of military cadences as well as examples of those cadences, click on to the website Cadence History http://www.uic.edu/depts/rotc/cadets/cadence/cadencehistory.htm to read "Jodie's: Songs on the Move" by Donna Miles; That online article is from Soldiers Magazine June 1995. [ This article is no longer accessible at that link.]

Here is one quote from that article:
"As the story goes, a formation of exhausted troops was returning to its barracks at Fort Slocum, N.Y., in May 1944 when a rhythmic chant arose from the columns. Pvt. Willie Duck-worth, a black soldier on detached service with Fort Slocum's Provisional Training Center, sang out the first-ever rendition of "Sound-off," "Sound-off; 1-2; Sound-off; 3-4; Count cadence; 1-2-3-4; 1-2 -- 3-4." Other soldiers in the formation joined in and their dragging feet picked up momentum. At a time when black soldiers' achievements were just being acknowledged by many in the Army, the "Duckworth Chant," as Duckworth's cadence came to be called, got notice. Col. Bernard Lentz, Fort Slocum's commander, recognized it as a way to keep his soldiers in step while boosting unit pride and camaraderie."
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_cadence
"In the United States, what are now known as cadences were called jody calls or jody (also jodie) from a recurring character, a civilian named "Jody", whose luxurious lifestyle is contrasted with military deprivations in a number of traditional calls. The mythical Jody refers to a civilian who remains at home instead of joining the military service...

The name derives from a stock character in African-American oral traditions, "Joe the Grinder," who is also prominent in Merle Haggard's song "The Old Man of the Mountain." The character's name has been transcribed as "Joady," "Jody," "Jodie," "Joe D.", or even "Joe the ____" (in dialect, "Joe de ____") with Joe then identified by occupation. He was a stock anti-hero who maliciously took advantage of another man's absence. Enlisted African-American soldiers incorporated this character into cadence songs during the Second World War.
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Cadences are used for basic training and chanted at other times. The standard format for most cadences is two line rhyming verses performed in a call & response pattern.

"Sound Off" and certain other military cadences have become so widely known that their verses appear to have become standardized. However, a true military cadence is made up of verses that are memorized as well as verses that are made up on the spot and those lyrics may not be used or even remembered the next time that cadence is chanted. .
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Many of the verses used in military cadences can be traced to African American dance songs composed during slavery, Gospel songs, Blues songs, R&B songs, and other genres of African American songs. Also, the tune of the 19th century songs "Hush Little Baby"/ "Hambone" are used for many military cadences including "The Duckworth Chant" ("Sound Off") and "Fired Up! Feeling Good".

References to popular cultural characters such as Batman & Superman are also found in some of these chants. Some military cadences have become the basis for children's handclap rhymes and cheerleader cheers.

Here's an excerpt of an interesting article that I found by goggling "airborne ranger chant":
"Released in 2002 by the Orchard, the recordings of U.S. military "cadence calls" gathered on Marching Cadences of the U.S. Marines, Run in Cadence with the U.S. Marines, Vol. 2 and Run to Cadence with the Recon Marines should be instantly familiar to anyone who has ever watched a war film. These rhythmic chants are always prominently featured in montage sequences of boot camp training. From Stripes to Full Metal Jacket to Jarhead, you know the drill: A vein-popping sergeant barks out bawdy, macho calls and the newly shorn privates grunt back, as stomping combat boots keep time on parade-ground tarmac and the new recruits magically turn into seasoned leathernecks.

Fans of '80s rock will know this stuff for a different reason: The "I wanna be an airborne ranger" chant that fades up at the end of U2's "Seconds" (from their War album) was subsequently immortalized by Judd Nelson-as-Bender, jogging through his high school's halls in the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. U2 and Hughes/Bender were mocking such calls (and military culture in general) as stiff, conformist and square, a matter of top-down discipline and nothing more, and they had a point: this is the sound of individuals tightening into an obedient group, of bodies being brought into line, and that's why these recordings were, somewhat optimistically, marketed as functional fitness soundtracks for running or aerobics. But when you listen to the perverse lyrics and (frequently amazing) vocal performances collected here, the cadence call is revealed as in fact a wildly diverse, popular American folk form in its own right.

Supposedly created in 1944 by private Willie Duckworth's immortal chant ("Sound off, one, two/Sound off, three, four/One, two, three, four/One, two-three, four!"), the cadence call takes lyrical fragments of social history and sets them to riffs and patterns hot-rodded from blues and rock & roll, and more distantly, the call-and-response of gospel and African music. The chanted words are a free-range combination of motifs that offer a window into the military mind: mournful, mocking descriptions of the recruiters who got you into this mess, anxiety about "jodies" (civilians) stealing the sweethearts left behind, somber expressions of death-bound macho grandiloquence, and politically incorrect sexual braggadoccio."

http://www.emusic.com/features/spotlight/289_200604.html
"I Wanna Be An Airborne Ranger
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The article continues with a description of the recording.

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Here's a post that I wrote on a Mudcat Cafe discussion forum thread entitled "Military Jodies?" http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915&messages=131

"Pardon me if this is too serious a comment for this thread. But I feel the need to get right down to the real nitty gritty...

With regard to the article whose link I provided, that author wrote that cadence calls "takes lyrical fragments of social history and sets them to riffs and patterns hot-rodded from blues and rock & roll, and more distantly, the call-and-response of gospel and African music".

Given that the genres of blues, and rock & roll, and gospel, and African music" [as a broad brush generic category] all originate from Black folks [at least the type of gospel I believe the author is talking about] and given that Willie Duckworth [whose 1944 Sound Off chant is rightly considered the beginning of modern military cadence calls] is African American, and further given the fact that the other name for military cadence calls is "jodies" and the name "jodies" came from the African American literary character "Joe de organ grinder", given all this plus the mention of the call & response pattern and sexual braggadocio features of military cadence calls, it seems to me that it would be correct and proper to consider the genre of "cadence calls" as a part of African American cultural heritage. And if that goes too far, at the very least, it seems to me that it would be correct and proper to acknowledge that cadence calls are heavily influenced by African American cultural heritages.

It also seems to me that people think that they have to tip toeing around the mention of race or be considered racist. One consequence of this is that recognition of the accomplishments of African Americans and other people of color may be "invisiblized".

Previously, recognition of Black accomplishments were discounted, trivilized, and/or invisiblized or claimed by others because the powers that be were indeed racist. And that beat is still going on today a lot of times and in a lot of places, though- I hasten to say-not on this particular Mudcat thread and not usually on other Mudcat threads.

For a number of reasons, I don't think it's a good thing to discount, trivilize, or hide Black accomplishments and the influence Black people have had on specific music genres and other parts of history and cultures.

For a number of reasons, I don't think it's a good thing that African American accomplishments & influences are claimed by others. I also don't think that it's a good thing that no acknowlegment of the racial background of folks is given at all since in this "White is the default race" world, many people will automatically think that White people were the creators of the primary influencers of whatever it is that folks are talking or reading about.

This is not to say that people of other races and cultures have had no part in the creation of blues, rock & roll, gospel, or military cadence calls. But, I am saying that all of those genres have been and are now most heavily influenced by African American cultures and other Black cultures.

I just needed to say that.

You can take all of it or some of it or leave it all behind."
-Ms. Azizi Powell; June 24, 2007

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to past and present members of the United States military. Thanks to all those who uploaded videos that are featured on this page. Also thanks to those commenters to those videos whose comments are quoted on this page,

CONTACT INFORMATION
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EXAMPLES OF MILITARY CADENCES AND OTHER CADENCE

A,B
AIN'T GONNA GRIEVE MY LORD NO MORE (Version #1)
...Here's one stanza from World War II:

You'll never get to Heaven in a PBY,
'Cause a PBY don't fly that high.
And I ain't a-gonna grieve my Lord no more!

A PBY "Catalina" was a twin-engined US Navy flying boat used extensively for patrol and rescue duties in both the Atlantic and the Pacific.
-Lighter ; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=75082#2094615 ; Lyr Req: More of "Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No "; November 2, 2004

Editor: This may not be a military cadence, but it (or similarly structured versions, including many non-military versions) are relatively familiar. "Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" originated as an African American spiritual or African American early gospel song.

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AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKIN DOWN
Chorus:
Leader-Woh oh oh oh
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Woh oh ohohohoh
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Wohoh oh oh
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Woh oh ohohohoh

Leader Ain’t no use in lookin down
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Ain’t no discharge on the ground
Others-(repeat above)

(Repeat entire verse 1x)
(Repeat chorus 2x)

Leader-Ain’t no use in lookin back
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Jodie’s got your cadillac
Others-(repeat above)

(Repeat entire verse 1x)
(Repeat chorus 2x)

Leader-I used to date a beauty queen
Others-Now I love my M16
Leader-I used to date a beauty queen
Others-Now I love my M16

(Repeat entire verse 1x)
(Repeat chorus 2x)

Leader- I used to drive a chevolet
Others-Now I’m humpin all the way
Leader- I used to drive a chevolet
Others-Now I’m humpin all the way

(Repeat entire verse 1x)

Leader- Woh ohohoh
Others-(repeat above)
Lead-Woh ohohohohoh
Others- (repeat above)
Leader- Woh ohohoh
Others-(repeat above)
Lead-Woh ohohohohoh
Others- (repeat above)

Leader-Misery misery
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Army life is killin me.
Others-(repeat above)

Leader-Misery oh misery
Others-(repeat above)
Leader-Army life is killin me.
Others-(repeat above)
-UnMotivated; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41xn5qemtyA&feature=PlayList&p=E850BA9ED7... ; July 06, 2008 (transcribed by Azizi Powell)

[This video is posted below]
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This tune & lyric structure is used for certain Black Greek lettered fraternity chants .For instance, compare the words and structure of the chant "We Are The Men Of Que Psi Phi" with this one. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/10/two-omega-psi-phi-fraternity-inc... for a post on my cultural blog pancocojams that contains videos and text examples of that fraternity chant.

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AIRBORNE RANGER
This cadence is also known as "When I Get To Heaven)

AIRBORNE RANGER (Version #1)
Two old ladies were lyin in bed.
One turned over to the other and said.
I wanna be an Airborne Ranger!
Live that life of blood and danger.
Airborne Ranger.
Blood and danger.
I wanna be a paramedic.
Pump that funky anesthetic.
Paramedic.
anesthetic.

I wanna be a mountain climber.
Climb those mountains higher and higher.
Mountain climber.
Higher and higher.

I wanna be a scuba diver.
Jump right in that muddy water.
Scuba diver.
Muddy water.
-Guest Jason; 8/19/2004; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=71482 ; Lyr Req: Airborne Ranger Song (US Army 82nd)

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AIRBORNE RANGER (Version #2)
I remember trotting through the sand of the training area at CFB Borden in central Ontario, singing:

I wanna be an Airborne ranger
Live that life of thrills and danger.
If you've got a low IQ
Then you can join the Airborne, too!

Of course, the Canadian Forces had an Airborne Regiment but no rangers. Now we don't have the Airborne either, but that's quite another pair of sleeves.
-Charmion; 9/7/2004: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=71482 ; Lyr Req: Airborne Ranger Song (US Army 82nd)

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WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN (Version #3 of Airborne Ranger)
When I get to heaven
St. Peter's gonna say
"How'd you make your living"
"How'd you earn your pay"
And I'll reply with a little bit of anger
I earned my living as an Airborne Ranger
Lived a life of guts and danger
Nothin's too tough for an Airborne Ranger
- from http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi
re-posted by Azizi with permission from site owner; 8/17/2006 [This website does not appear to be viable any longer]

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AIRBORNE RANGER (Version #4)
This is the one I've heard and sang...

I want to be an Airborne Ranger
Livin' a life of sex and danger

Caller: I said RANGER!
Runners: DANGER!
Caller: DANGER!
Runners: RANGER!

Well C-130 rolling down the strip
Takin' off just like a rocket ship
Grab your weapon and grab your pack
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door!
Jump right out and count to four!

If my main don't open wide,
I've got another one by my side!
If that one should fail me too,
If my second don't open true
Well look out ground I'm coming through

If I die in a combat zone
box me up and send me home,
comb my hair and shine my shoes,
pin my metals upon my chest
And tell my momma I did my best!
-Guest, Autumn; 11/23/2007; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=71482 Lyr Req: Airborne Ranger Song (US Army 82nd)

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AIRBORNE RANGER (Version #5)
Two old lady's lyin in a bed..
One rolled over and the other one said
I wanna life of danger
I wanna be an airborne ranger

C-130 rollin down the strip
Airborne Rangers' gonna take a trip
Stand up, buckle up, shufle to the door
Jump right out on the count of four

If my main don't open wide
I gotta reserve by my side
and if that one should fail me two
look out ground im comin through

(change to sing-song tune...)
And when I go to heaven
St Peter's gonna say
"How'd you enjoy your livin boy
How'd you enjoy your pay?"
And I reply with a little bit of anger
I lived my life as an Airborne Ranger
Blood and guts, glory and danger
That's the life of an Airborne Ranger
And when I go to hell
Satan's gonna say
"How'd you enjoy your livin boy,
How'd you enjoy your pay?"
And I'll reply with a whole lot of anger
I lived my life as an Aiborne Ranger
Blood and guts, glory and danger
That's the life of an Airborne Ranger
-Guest,tiffypoo , "Cadence or Marching Songs",
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=124 June 17, 2007 [reposted on Cocojams by Azizi Powell, 3/27/2010]

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AND THE PAY IS EXACTLY THE SAME
One Day I answered the popular call
And got in the Army to be on the ball.
An infantry outfit, foot-soldiers and all,
Is where they put me to train.

They gave me basics at Camp Clairborne,
There I was happy and never forlorn,
Till they split us up and made us Airborne,
But the pay was exactly the same!

Chorus:

Once I was happy but now I'm Airborne,
Riding in gliders all tattered and torn.
The pilots are daring, all caution they scorn,
And the pay is exactly the same!

Other variations:

Once I was Infantry, now I'm a dope,
Riding in gliders attached to a rope.
Safety in landing is only a hope,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We fly through the air in our flying caboose,
Its actions are graceful just like a fat goose.
We hike on the pavement till our joints have come loose,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We fight in fatigues, no fancy jump suits,
No bright leather jackets, no polished jump boots.
We crash-land by glider without parachutes,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We glide through the air with "Jennie" the jeep,
Held on our laps unable to leap.
If she breaks loose our widows will weep,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We glide through the air in a tactical state,
Jumping is useless, it always too late.
No chute for the soldier who rides in a crate,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We work in Headquarters we sit on a chair,
We figure our tactics and take to the air,
We fly over "Jerry" and drop in his hair,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We hike and we sweat, and we load and we lash,
We tie it down well, just in case of a crash,
We take off and land, and climb out in a flash,
And the pay is exactly the same!

We glide through the air with the greatest of ease,
We do a good job and we try hard to please.
The Finanace Department we pester and tease,
But the pay is exactly the same!
-Guest, NH Dave; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=71482; Lyr Req: Airborne Ranger Song (US Army 82nd)

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ARMY RANGER SONG
I know an Army Ranger cadence. I think it's for 11b Infantry.

"Rangers
All the way
Here we go
Here we go
C130 rollin' down the strip
Airborne daddy gonna take a little trip
Mission unspoken destination unknown
Don't even know if we're ever coming home
Stand up hook up shuffle to the door
Jump right out and count to four
If my main don't open wide
I've got a reserve by my side
And if that one should fail me too
Look out ground I'm coming through
And if I die on the old drop zone
Box me up and ship me home
Tell my girl I did my best
Bury me in the lean and rest
And when I get heaven
St. Peter's gonna say
How did your livin'
How'd you earn your pay?
I will reply with a whole lot of anger
Earned my pay as an Airborne Ranger
Driving on
All day
11B
Infantry
Rannnnggerrs
Rannnggers
Rangers
Gotta go now
Rannggerr
All the way now
RAANNNGGERRR
Common!"
-Guest; 9/8/2004 ; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=71482 ; Lyr Req: Airborne Ranger Song (US Army 82nd)

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A SOLDIER LIKE ME
I know a soldier

a soldier like me

came from the projects

raised in the streets

but he signed the papers

wearing army greens

now hes a soldier

a soldier like me
-Chris Wraith; Cadence or Marching Songs; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=124; November 19, 2008 [reposted on Cocojams by Azizi Powell, 3/27/2010]

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BIRDIE BIRDIE
Birdie Birdie, in the sky,
you drop whitewash, in my eye.

I don't sigh, I don't cry,
I'm just glad, that cows don't fly!!

SOUND OFF

Era of Cadence Used: Korea

https://www.vetfriends.com/cadences/index.cfm?i=5&startNum=90

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C,D
C-130 ROLLIN DOWN THE STRIP (Version #1)
C-130 running down the strip
(repeat)
Airborne ranger on a one way trip
(repeat)
Mission top secret, destination unknown
(repeat)
Don't even know if I'm going home
(repeat)
Stand-up, hook-up, shuffle to the door
(repeat)
Jump right out and count to four
(repeat)
If my main don't open wide
(repeat)
I got a reserve on my side
(repeat)
If that one should fail me too
(repeat)
Look out ground there's a ranger comin' through
(repeat)
I said hey all the way
(repeat)
I say hey every day
(repeat)
If I die on the old drop zone
(repeat)
Then box me up and send me home
(repeat)
Bury me at leaning rest
(repeat)
Tell my mama I've done my best
(repeat)
I said hey all the way
(repeat)
I say hey every day
(repeat)
-Guest,The Banjoest; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803 ; Cadence or Marching Songs ; Feb 18, 2007

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C-130 ROLLIN DOWN THE STRIP (Version #2)

C-130 rollin' down the strip
Airborne Ranger Gonna take a little trip
Mission Uncertain, Destination Unknown
We don't know if we're ever comin' home.
Stand up, hook, and shuffle to the door
Jump right out and count to four
If my Main don't open wide
I've got reserve by my side
And if that one should fail me too,
Look out ground I'm-a comin' through
I hit the drop zone with my feet up hard
Knees in my stomach and feet in my Heart
If I should die on a rocky hill
Take my watch or the enemy will
If I should Die on the Old drop zone
Box me up and ship me home
Pin my medals upon my chest
Tell my Mama I was the best
-TCW ; 7/30/207

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C-130 ROLLIN DOWN THE STRIP (Version #3)
C-130 rollin' down the strip
Recon daddy gonin' take a little trip
Mission unspoken destination unknown
Never know if your comin' home
And if i die on the old drop zone
Pin my medels onto my chest
Tell my momma i did my best
Now stand up hook up and shuffle to the door
Jump on out and shout MARINE CORE
-Guest, Cadence or Marching Songs; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=124; t6/29/2009

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COUNT CADENCE
im in alpha company and this is one of my favorite cadences:

count cadence a late cadence
count cadence count (platoon repeates)
platoon :1 commander:hey soldier
platoon :2 commander: betta do your best
platoon: 3 commander: before you end up
platoon:4 commander:in leaning rest
platoon: 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4
platoon: we like it here we love it here we finally found a home
commander: a what?
platoon: a home, a home, a home away from home hhhhhhoooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh
-Lena; 12/4/2006

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CRACK BABY
Heres one called crackbaby:

sound cadence, delay cadence, count cadence count!
ahhh 1
can I hear you now
2
now your on your own
3
better do your best
4
before your in the leaning rest
1,2,3,4
you cant count to five
1,2,3,4
cause your brain is fried
1,2,3,4
its that crack, and dope, and all that stuff you smoke,
CRACK BABY!
-Subject: Guest, Jason; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=45; Marching song; December 4,2007

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DON'T CRY FOR ME
Somewhere in the jungle,
In the dark of the night,
There's a U.S. Marine,
And he's fighting for his life.

Don't cry for me baby,
Don't tell me no lies,
I'm a U.S. Marine,
And I'm fighting for my life.

Somewhere in the desert,
In the hot sunny sun,
There's a U.S. Marine,
And he's fighting just for fun.

Don't cry for me baby,
Don't tell me no lies,
I'm a U.S. Marine,
And it is my way of life.

Somewhere there's a daughter,
Crying for her dad,
He's a U.S. Marine,
The only one she's ever had.

Don't cry for me baby,
Don't tell me no lies,
I'm a U.S. Marine,
And I'm fighting for my life.

Somewhere there's a father,
Crying for his son,
He was a U.S. Marine,
And he is his only one.

Don't cry for me baby,
Don't tell me no lies,
I'm a U.S. Marine,
And it is my way of life.

Somewhere there's a wife,
Crying for her man,
He's a U.S. Marine,
And he's doing all he can.

Don't cry for me baby,
Don't tell me no lies,
I'm a U.S. Marine,
And I'm fighting for my life
- http://www.vetfriends.com/cadences/index.cfm?startNum=100 [retrieved on August 19, 2012]

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DUCKWORTH CHANT
See "Sound Off" below

E,F
EVERYWHERE WE GO (Version #1)
Everywhere we go - oh
People wanna know - oh
Who we are
Where we come from
So we tell them
We are _______ (Alpha, Bravo, etc...)
(Alpha used for example)
Mighty Mighty Alpha
Rough - n - tough Alpha
Straight shooting Alpha
Better than Bravo
Big baby Bravo
Better than Charlie
Chicken chicken Charlie
Better than Delta
Dumb-dumb Delta
Better than Echo
Icky icky Echo
We are Alpha
Mighty mighty alpha
-from http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi
re-posted by Azizi with permission from site owner, 6/15/2006

Here's a video of another version of this cadence:

Marine Corps Cadence -Everywhere We Go

bgft / October 31, 2008

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EVERYWHERE WE GO (Version #2)
Everywhere we go,
People wanna know,
ah Who we are,
So we tell them,
We're the boys from 47 you heard so much about,
ah Momma take their daughters in whenever we go out,
FEELS GOOD,
SOUNDS GOOD,
HA-HA,
Ah You can take a look at us and see we're MOTIVATED,
Ah You can take a look at us you know we're DEDICATED,
Ah Lo righta lay-eft,
Ah Lefty righta lay-eft,
Ah Lo righta lay-eft,
Ah Left righta lay-eft
A Lo-righta lay-eft,
I love to double time .
When I say Marine you say Corp
Marine!
Corps
Marine
Corps
Ah Lo righta lay-eft,
Ah Lefty righta lay-eft,
Ah Lo righta lay-eft,
Ah Left righta lay-eft
A Lo-righta lay-eft,
I love to double time
TheCrazySweed, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGng0jwklOQ , Nov 11, 2010

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EVERYWHERE WE GO (Version #3) [Navy version]
Every where we go.
People want to know.
Who we are.
So we tell them.
We’re not the Army.
The back packin’ Army.
We’re not the Air Force.
The high flyin’ Air Force.
We’re not Coast Guard.
They don’t even work hard.
We’re not the Marines.
They don’t even look mean.
We are the Navy.
The mighty US Navy.
The world’s finest Navy.
Huh-yah!

Note: You can substitute Navy with: We are the Seabees. The Buidin Fightin Seabees. The mighty Navy Seabees Huh-yah!
- Jeremiah Chicca, http://www.squad-leader.com/cadence/everywhere-we-go/ http://www.squad-leader.com/cadence/everywhere-we-go/ , retrieved on November 21, 2013

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EVERYWHERE WE GO (Version #4) [Navy version]
Every where we go.
People want to know.
Who we are.
So we tell them.
We're not the Air Force.
The high flying Air Force.
We're not the Navy.
The deck swappin' Navy.
We're not Coast Guard.
They don't even work hard.
We're not the Marines.
The Jarhead Marine Corps.
We are the Army.
The Backpaing Army.
The world's finest Army.
Hoooah!
- Jeremey, http://www.squad-leader.com/cadence/everywhere-we-go/ http://www.squad-leader.com/cadence/everywhere-we-go/ , retrieved on November 21, 2013

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FIRED UP FEELS GOOD
A-lo righta lay-eft, A-lo righta lay-eft.
A-Lefty righta lay-eft, A-Lefty righta lay-eft.
A-Lo right lay-eft, A-Lo right lay-eft.
A-Left right lay-eft, A-Left right lay-eft.
A-Lo righta lay-eft, A-Lo righta lay-eft.
I love to double time, I love to double time.

Feels good, Feels good.
Sounds good, Sounds good.
Fired up, Fired up.
Fired up, Fired up.
47, 47.
Fired up, Fired up.
Here we go, Here we go.
On the Road, On the Road.
47, 47.
Fired up, Fired up.
-winchman,http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/archive/index.php/t-22848.html: 02-14-2007
-snip-
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/11/fired-up-feels-good-military-cad... for a post on my cultural blog that is about this drill cadence.

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GI JOE
I just got outta basic and AIT and found this site. Here's a cadence about GI Joe:

When I was a little boy

Mama bought me a new toy

it, was, a GI Joe

Combat Gear from head to toe.

Dress it right and cover down

40 inches all around

now im a GI Joe

combat gear from head to toe
-corpsegrinder18; 12/11/2009

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HEY BOP A RE BOP (Version #1)
[This is chanted in call & response format. Each of the caller's lines are repeated by the other chanters.]

Hey bop a re bop bop bop

I wish I was back on the back top

With my deck cord in my hand

I’m gonna be ah blasting man

Ah blastin man

Ah swimmin man

The very best I can

One heck of ah man

Hey-eh bop a re bop bop bop

I wish I was back on the black top

With my K bar in my hand

I’m gonna be a knifin man

Ah blastin man

Ah swimin man

The very best I can

One heck of ah man
- FelonyJ on May 24, 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9MEWHt8p4k [videeo no longer available, [transcription by Azizi Powell]
-snip-
"Hey Ba A Re Bop" is a risque 1946 Blues song. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/04/hey-ba-ba-re-bop-selected-videos... for examples of & information about that song.

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HEY BOP A REEBA (Version #2)

I wish all the ladies... were holes in the road,
And I was a dump truck... I'd fill 'em with my load,
Hey, hey baba-reeba... Hey, hey babba-reeba

I wish all the ladies... were bricks in a pile,
And I was a mason... I'd lay 'em all in style,
Hey, hey baba-reeba... Hey, hey babba-reeba

I wish all the ladies... were boats on the ocean,
And I was a big wave... I'd set 'em all in motion,
Hey, hey baba-reeba... Hey, hey babba-reeba

I wish all the ladies... were bats in a steeple,
And I was the big bat... There'd be more bats than people,
Hey, hey baba-reeba... Hey, hey babba-reeba
-Hacksaw235, http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3321924461/m/6160073691001 , August 23, 2008

WARNING: Examples on that page may not be suitable for children.

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HERE WE GO
your left right,
your left,
your left
your right
your left
your left right,
old left right!
your left your right your left
oh! what a way
what a what a way
oh what a way to fight a waaaaaaaaaaaar.
hit it!
Refrain: here we gooooooooooooo
here we gooooooooooooo
late at night when your sleeping
3rd platoon comes a creepin all around
HERE WE GO!
We jumped into a foxhole
to fight a firefight
you know nine men lay deaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad.
hit it! Refrain.
-Steven R,; 9/11/1007

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HEY HEY CAPTAIN JACK (Version #1)
Here's one version of Captain Jack:

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that rifle in my hand
I'm gonna be a shootin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that knife in my hand
I'm gonna be a cuttin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that grenade in my hand
I'm gonna be a killin' man
A killin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that bottle in my hand
I'm gonna be a drinkin' man
A drinkin' man
A killin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that book in my hand
I'm gonna be a studyin' man
A studyin' man
A drinkin' man
A killin' man
A cuttin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam
- http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi?folder=journal&next=28 ; retreived on August 26, 2006
-snip-
Editor:
The source for the song "Captain Jack" may be the play party song "Captain Jinks". According to the author of ""Kansas Play-Party Songs by Myra E. Hull November 1938 (Vol. 7, No. 4), pages 258 to 286) Kansas Historical Quarterly, "Captain Jinks" was a popular stage song during the Civil War.
http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-quarterly-kansas-play-party-song... [Hull Kansas Play-Party Songs 277] retrieved April 25, 2012.

I've taken the liberty of adding the words to that song to this Cocojams' page: http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-game-songs-and-movement-rhymes

-snip-
A version of the chant "Captain Jack" is featured in the American movie "Pirates of the Caribbean".. A recurring refain of that Captain Jack song that is fouond in that movie is "Go left go right/ go pick up the steps/ go left go right go left". That refrain is the same as the refrain found in the chant "Hey You Knuckleheads" which is posted above.

Note that the Captain Jack song found in "Pirates of the Caribbean" contains an example of profanity. Videos of that song can be found on YouTube. Because Cocojams.com is a family centered website, I decided not to repost a video of that song here or provide a hyperlink.

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Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/childrens-rhymes-cheers for a Boy Scout version of this military chant which is posted under the name "Hi Ho Captain Jack".

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HEY HO CAPTAIN JACK (Version #2)
This is a change in the worda to 'Hey Ho Captain Jack.'
After singing the song for 12 years as a Canadian Contingent Marcher at Nijmegen something happened to the words. Here goes..

Hey Ho Captain Jack
Walking down this railway track
With a pencil in my hand.
I.............am crazy
Crazy, crazy, crazy
Certified crazy.
Bonified crazy,
My Mama says I'm crazy,
The Lone Ranger,
Hi Ho Silver.
Getti up, Getti up, getti up, up up
I'm going to be your writing man,
The best I can,
For Uncle sam

Hey Ho Captain jack,
Walking down this rail road track
etc.........
With a rifle......shooting man
with a knife .....poking man
with a bible......preaching man
bottle............drinking
book..............studying man

The best I can
For uncle Sam
-Guest, Hey Ho Captain Jack; Cadence or Marching Songs, http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=125

Editor: See this information about Nijmegen from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Four_Days_Marches_Nijmegen
"The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen (or Vierdaagse) is the largest marching event in the world. It is organised every year in Nijmegen in mid-July as a means of promoting sport and exercise. Participants walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers daily, and, on completion, receive a royally approved medal (Vierdaagsekruis). The participants are mostly civilians, but there are also a few thousand military participants."...

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HEY HEY CAPTAIN JACK (Version #3)
Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that rifle in my hand
I'm gonna be a shootin' man
A shootin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that knife in my hand
I'm gonna be a cuttin' man
A cuttin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that grenade in my hand
I'm gonna be a killin' man
A killin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam

Hey, hey Captain Jack
Meet me down by the railroad track
With that bottle in my hand
I'm gonna be a drinkin' man
A drinkin' man
The best I can
For Uncle Sam
-http://www.airsoftgent.be/dbase/songs.htm ; retrieved September 3, 2010

Editor:
Please be aware that some of the chants on that page may not be suitable for children.

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HEY YOU KNUCKLEHEADS
Hey you knuckleheads,
(reply: Hey you knuckleheads)
You dumb dumb knuckleheads,
(reply: You dumb dumb knuckleheads)
You crazy knuckleheads
(reply: You crazy knuckleheads)
Marching down this avenue
(reply: Marching down this avenue)
...(number, starting with ten) more miles and we'll be through
(reply:... more miles and we'll be through)
Are we going strong?
(reply: we're strong)
Am I right or wrong?
(reply: You're right)
Sound off
(reply: One, two)
Round off
(reply: Three, four)
Turn em all around and bring em back down now
(reply: 4,3,2,1 4,3,2,1)

Keep repeating that, changing the number of miles each time, going down from ten to zero =)

Hope that helps! xxx
-Guest. ILUVCOSFORD; Cadence or Marching Songs
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=125; 5/10/2009

Editor: A short comment from that same Mudcat thread posted by Guest justin on November 20, 2009 gives this introduction to (presumably) that same song:

your left, your left
your militairy left
your left right left

oh your knocklehead

-snip-

My children had learned a song that had the title "All You Knocklehead" at Lillian Taylor [summer] Camp in the early 1990s). That song begins the same as the words to the first version given above. . After the words "Marching down the avenue" , the leader says (and the group repeats) "Five more miles and we are through" (with "through" meaning "finished"). The number "five" is arbitrary. The song continues with

Leader "Go left, go le-ft" (the group repeats)
Go left ,right, left (group repeats)
Go left go right go pick up sticks. Go left go right go left.(group repeats this entire line)

The song then goes in descending number unitl you get to "no more miles so we are through".

In 1999 I adapted this song as a movement song for the after school group that I facilitated and for one time special recreational progams that I did. Instead of singing "All you knuckleheads" or "Hey you knuckleheads", I instructed the children to sing "Hey (insert the name of their group, their school, or their city,,,such as "Hey Pittsburgh kids [repeat] Let's sing Pittsburgh kids [repeat] ,

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I,J
IF YOU WANNA BE AIRBORNE
Up in the morning b4 day
I don't like it no way
Eating my breakfast too darn soon
Hungry as a bear by noon
Went to tha mess sergeant on my knees
said mess sergeant, mess sergeant feed me please
Mess sergeant said with a big wide grin
If you wanna be airborne, then you gotta be thin.
-Warren, 11/14/2008

Editor:
It should be noted that Warren indicated that this cadence does not have any title. However, for the purposes of this collection, I chose the phrase "If you wanna be airborne"

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I LEFT MY WIFE (Version #1)
left left left right left i left my wife with 42 children with nothing but bread was i right right left right left
-Guest; Marching song; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=40; May 27, 2008

Editor:
For what it's worth, I found the lines "I got a wife and seventeen children" and "Left my wife and seventeen children" in a Kansas play party song entitled "Jumbo". That song is included in this document " Kansas Historical Quarterly - Kansas Play-Party Songs by Myra E. Hull November 1938 (Vol. 7, No. 4), pages 258 to 286
http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-quarterly-kansas-play-party-song... [Hull Kansas Play-Party Songs 277]

Perhaps this is the source of the "I left my wife with 42 children"... line.

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I LEFT MY WIFE (Version #2)
Left, Left
I left my wife with 48 children
at home and in bed in starving condition
with nothing to eat but gingerbread.

But I thought it was
Right, Right,
Right for my country
Wupsido
-Guest, L; Marching song; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=40; October 31, 2008

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I LEFT MY WIFE (Version #3)
left, left left right left
i had a good home and i left
left right left
i left my wife and 48 children
at home in the kitchen
in starvin condition
without any gingerbread left left .
-Guest, bailey; Marching song; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=40:
June,09, 2009

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I LEFT MY WIFE (Version #4)
My recollection records:

"Left! Left! Left my wife and seventeen kids, an old grey mare, a peanut stand and I was right! Right! Right from the country, hay for straw, skip and a jingle and I was left! Left! Left my wife..." (as before, until we reached our uncle's farm a quarter of a mile away).
-Guest, Gueft; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages; "Marching song"; Sept. 18. 2009

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I LEFT MY WIFE (Version #5)
i know it different..

I left my wife with 48 children,
cause i was on a mission without persmission

thought i was right, right right in the middle of Wupsidoo
left, left, left my wife with 48 children.. etc etc..

cheers from holland
-Guest; Marching song; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=40:
November 09, 2009

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I LEFT MY WIFE (Version #6)
i left my wife and all our 9 children in starving conditions
did i do right, right
right for my country wrong to my family
will i be left left left right left
my pants too tight my balls unite they're swinging so hard from left to right
left left left right left
-Guest; Marching song; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=40:
December 03, 2009

Editor: Regarding the "pants too tight" line, I believe this may be the source of a very similar line that is a standard part of the "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" children's (handclap) insult rhyme. Visit http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts to read a number of examples of that rhyme

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I WANNA BE A FIRE FIGHTER [A Fire Fighter's Chant]
Mama and Papa were lyin' in bed,
Papa rolled over and this is what he said.
I wanna be a fire firghter,
Not just any ole fire fighter.
I wanna be an axe master,
Swingin' that axe faster and faster.
I wanna be a ladder flyer,
Climbin' that ladder higher and higher.
I wanna be a hazmat trooper,
Wearin' that suit all shiny and super.
I wanna be an Engineer, Pumpin' water to save your rear.
I wanna be a Captain please sir, Makin' calls and saving lives sir.

I learned this at a Fire Academy at Ft. Irwin and added a few more lines to it
-KC; 11/24/2007

Editor:
KC, thanks for sending in that fire fighter chant. I'm curious whether persons attending Fire Academies routinely learn chants. And btw, where is Ft. Irwin? Is this in the USA?

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JODY [a cross cutting work song]
The following, is not a military (Jodie) Chant but is a Crosscutting (axe) Work Song used to fell trees by convicts. I'm sure that this example of this song was collected by Bruce Jackson in 1966 at the Ellis Unit which is part of the Texas State Prison System. It's in his collection of prison songs called "Wake Up Dead Man" a very good collection & the last of the major collections on the subject that I know of. It's also to be found on CD by the same title; "Wake Up Dead Man" on Rounder Records.

(burden in caps)

I've been working all day long,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

Pickin' this stuff called cotton and corn,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

We raise cotton, cane and a-corn.
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

'Taters and tomatoes and a-that ain't all,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

(Follow pattern with these leads)

Back is weak and I done got tired, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH
Got to tighten up just to save my hide. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

Boss on a hoss and he's watchin' us all, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH
Better tighten up, (if we) don't we'll catch the hall. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

Wonder if the Major will go my bail. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH
(Or) give me twelve hours standing on the rail. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

BRIDGE:
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.

I see the Captain sittin' in the shade.
He don't do nothin' but-a he get paid.

We work seven long days in a row.
Two sacks of Bull and a picture show.

In the wintertime we get no lay,
Cuttin' cane and makin' syrup every day.

When it gets wet in the cane field.
All the squads work around the old syrup mill.

Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.

Two more months and it won't be long.
Gonna catch the chain 'cause I'm goin' home.

Goin' back home to my old gal, Sue,
My buddy's wife and his sister, too.

Ain't no need of you writin' home.
Jody's got your girl and gone.

Ain't no need of you feelin' blue,
Jody's got your sister, too.

First thing I'll do when I get-a home.
Call my woman on the telephone.

Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.

Gonna settle down for the rest of my life.
Get myself a job and get myself a wife.

Six long years I've been in the pen.
Don't want to come to this place again.

Captain and the boss is drivin' us on.
Makin' us wish we'd-a stayed at home.

If we had listened what our mama say,
We wouln't be cuttin' wood here today.

Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
Yeah, yeah.
YEAH, YEAH.
-Barry F, private electronic message to editor, 1/14/2007;
Source of example: Bruce Jackson, Wake Up Dead Man 1966 book,
and CD of the same title, Rounder Records.

Editor:
Note: The Bruce Jackson book & CD is written for adult audiences only. Also. see below for an audio file of Marine running cadences which includes "Hey That Jody Boy".

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JODY CHANT
Am I right or wrong?
You right!
Am I right or wrong?
You right!
Am I right? You know I'm right
So tell me!
You right!

Jody was home when you left
When you left. Right!
Jody was home when you left
When you left. Right!
You had a good wife and you had a good home when you left! Right
But Jody was home when you left
When you left. Right!

Ain't no use in goin' home
Jody got yo' gal an gone
Am I right? You know I'm right
So tell me!
You right!

Every time you stamp yo' feet
Jody gets a piece of meat.
Am I right etc.

Ain't no use in goin' back
Jody got yo' Cadillac
Am I right etc.

Ain't no use in feelin' blue
Jody goy your sister, too
Am I right etc.

Ain't no use to mourn an' grieve
Jody's gone, I do believe
Am I right etc.

note: Learned from a couple of Korea police action vets named
Alan Shulman and Jack Spatz. This is the jazziest cadence count
I've encountered. RG
-http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3214 {DigiTrad archive}

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LEFT LEFT LEFT RIGHT
Left left left right
(airborne)
left left left right
*airborne)
1 2 3 4
(oo ah airborne)
Your left your left
your left right left
your military left
your left your right now pick up the step your left your right your left
let me heear your bark to the left
(element turns head to left and barks)
let me see you bark to the right
(barks to the right)
Let me see you bark two times
(barks left then right)
[...]* thats tight your out of sight your left right your left

[You can change bark to stomp, lean, freeze]
-Chris Wraith; Cadence or Marching Songs; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=124; November 19, 2008 [reposted on Cocojams by Azizi Powell, 3/27/2010]

* I deleted the curse word for reposting on Cocojams

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LEFT MY GAL IN PASADEAN
Left my gal in Pasadean *
With sixteen kids and a bag of beans
I left - you're right!
I left
Left
Left

Now if you come too near that house
You could smell the farts flying in and out
So I left - you're right!
I left
Left - you're right
I left.

* (Pasadena CA); circa 1960
-Guest Gargoyle, 19 Apr 05, repost from "Jody's children - kids' rhymes from military cadences"; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=73808#1366888;
reposted 6/15/2006

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LITTLE LIZA JANE
Caller:1,2,3,4
Runners:1,2,3,4,

Caller: Run a little Run a little run some moree
Runners:Run a little Run a little run some moree

Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane

When Your Left foot strikes the ground
Little Liza Jane
I wanna hear that clapping sound
Little Liza Jane

Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane

Liza Jane your my girl
Little Liza Jane
when I get home Imma rock your world
Little Liza Jane

Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane

I Came back home from a long flight
Little Liza Jane
Now where gonna Boom Boom all night
Little Liza Jane

Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
Heeey Little Liza Little Liza Jane
-Doggie ; 10/28/2008

Editor:
Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/american-banjo-fiddle-songs to find a number of dance song versions of "Little Liza Jane"

M,N
MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #1)
Here is "Mama, mama can't you see". Needless to say, there are plenty of variants...

Mama Mama can't you see
What this road is doing to me
Mama Mama can't you see
What this road is doing to me

Chorus is a chant of the tune
(Whoa whoa), (Yay yay) or (Da da dada)

Mama Mama can't you see
What these boots are doing to me

Mama mama can't you see
Both my feet were blister free

Mama mama don't you care
I've got sweaty underwear.

Joined the army to get in shape
But all I do is hurry and wait

They put me in a barber's chair
Shaved my head 'til it was bare.

Use to wear designer jeans
Now I'm dressed in jungle greens

Thought I'd get to get to have some fun
But all I do is shoot my gun

They took away my life of fun
Now all I do is shoot my gun (Or, Now I don't even shoot my gun)

They took away my gin and rum
Now I'm up before the sun

Used to drive a Chevrolet
Now I'm marching all the way

Used to drive a Cadillac
Now I pack it on my back

They took away my set of wheels
Now I've blisters on my heels.

I used to date a beauty queen
Now I hump my M.16

Up in the morning much too soon
We're still marching after noon.

Keep on looking straight ahead
To a warm and cozy bed.

Dressed in Green and looking mean
We ought to be in the marines

Standing tall and looking good
We ought to be in Hollywood

Ain't no use in looking down
There is no discharge on the ground.

Ain't no use in going slow
There are many miles to go

Ain't no point in going fast
We shall never be the last

(Someone's name) Don't be blue
Frankenstein was ugly too

(Someone's name) is looking green
We all pissed in his/her canteen.
-Guest CET {Edmund}; 9/30/2004; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803; Cadence or Marching Songs

Here's a video of that cadence:

BrianArmold | October 27, 2008
"My favorite Marine Corps cadence"

Editor:
Visit http://www.cocojams.com/content/handclap-jump-rope-and-elastics-rhymes for children's versions of "Mama Mama Can't You See". In contrast to the military cadence versions of this chant, the handclap versions of "Mama Mama Can't You See" are recited in unison.

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MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #2)
Momma Momma cant you see what this place has done to me
Took away my baggy jeans
now i'm wearign army greens
momma momma cant you see what this place has done to me
put me in a barbaers chair
look momma i got no hair
count cadence count.
cant remember the secon verse sorry!
-Guest; 5/18/ 2007; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=26 ; Marching Song

Here's another video of this cadence:

Marines Cadence Mama Can't You See

twistedman25 /July 22, 2008

"My U.S.M.C tribute,the first song is my favorite United States Marines Corps cadence "Mama Can't you see". Enjoy!
God Bless All U.S Military Memebers.
Made by a future Marine.
Semper Fi.
Do Or Die!
Oorah "

-snip-

Editor: The tune is this video is the one that I've heard (in person and on YouTube videos) for the "Mama Mama Can't You See" children's hand clap rhyme. Notice the difference between this tune and the one used in the previous video (which some may consider to be more soulful).

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MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #3)
Mamma Mamma cant you see
(repeat)
what the army's done to me
(repeat)
took away my good of man
(repeat)
and now i sleep with uncle sam
(repeat)
woooooooah woah woah
wooooooooooooah woah woah
-Guest, a friend; 11/18/2004; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915 " Military Jodies?"

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MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #4)
I learned this in Okinawa Japan in the young marines (for kids ages 8 to 17). On runs (that could be up to 2 to 4 or more miles) we world recite cadent like this one. It is supposed to keep your mind off the pain of the running so you wont fill or think about it. The girls sung this one for the first time at boot camp. And when we graduated. There is a version for guys too. We began to add in lines and it just goes on forever.

Mama Mama cant you see (troops repeat each line)
What the corps has done to me (repeat)
I used to were a mini skirt (repeat)
And now I’m digging in the dirt (repeat)
Singing Wahoo Wahoo whaoooooooooo (repeat)
Whaaooo whaaooo whaaoooo whaaooooooooo (repeat)
Mama mama cant you see (repeat)
What the cops has done to me (repeat)
I used to wear pretty pink (repeat)
And now i'm draped in brown and green (repeat)
Singing whaooo Wahoo whaoooooooooo (repeat)
Whaaooo whaaooo whaaoooo whaaooooooooo (repeat)
Mama mama cant you see (repeat)
What the corps has done to me (repeat)
Now i’m sleeping on dirt land (repeat)
With my rifle in my hand (repeat)
Singing Wahoo Wahoo whaoooooooooo (repeat)
Whaaooo whaaooo whaaoooo whaaooooooooo (repeat)
Mama mama cant you see (repeat)
What the cops has done to me (repeat)
My hair dangled with fun (repeat)
And now it’s tucked up in a bun (repeat)
Singing Wahoo Wahoo whaoooooooooo (repeat)
Whaaooo whaaooo whaaoooo whaaooooooooo (repeat)

This goes on but it’s too long. Here is a link to the young marines to see what I mean http://www.youngmarines.com/About/default.htm [site no longer active]
-Davonna F; 12/4/2006

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MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #6)
MaaMaMa cant you see? What this corp has done for me.
Put me in a barbers chair, SNIP SNAP and I had no hair.
And 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 my medals upon my chest, Tell my mama I did my best.
MaaMaMa don't you cry, Marine Corp Motto is do or die!
left right layo, left right layo, low right layo, lefty right low
-DanceOnOldSchool; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TDNwf11_Zw&feature=related ; August 31, 2008

Here's a video of that cadence:

USMC cadence ''Mama can't you see'' with lyrics

DanceOnOldSchool
August 31, 2008

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MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #7)
Mama, mama can't you see?
What the Army's done to me?
They put me in a barber's chair.
Spun me 'round,
I had no hair.
I used to drive a Cadillac.
Now I'm marching in a pack.
I used to drive a Chevrolet.
Now I'm marching for my pay.
They took away my T.V.
Got me doing I.T.
Tiffy Tiffy Tiffy Lou
I love my rifle more than you
Used to be my beauty queen
now I love my M16.
If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home
- http://alcoholpowered10 ; November 18, 2007; retreived on 8/4/2010

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MAMA MAMA CAN'T YOU SEE (Cadence Version #8)
mama mama cant u see .
what this corp has done for me.
put me in a barbers chair,
snip snap and i had no hair.
if i die in a combat zone
box me up and send me home.
pin my medals onpon my chest
tell my girl i done my best.
put me in a set of dress blues
comb my hir and shine my shoes.
lay my body 6 foot down ,
till u hear it touch the ground.
mama mama please dont cry
in the marine corps u your do or die.
lo right lo lorighty lo. OOOOORAH!!!!! ; 2009
- no name, 12/30/2010

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MARCHING TO PRETORIA
(A Boer War Song)

I'm with you and you're with me
And so we're all together.
So we're all together
So we're all together
Sing with me, I'll sing with you
And so we will sing together
As we march along.

Cho: We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria, Pretoria
We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria today.

We have food, the food is good,
And so we will eat together.
So we will eat together
So we will eat together.
When we eat, 'twill be a treat,
So let us sing together
As we march along:

(make up verses) and the melody:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VxtMq4KdGg
-topical tom; Cadence or Marching Songs; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=124; 11/30/2007 [reposted on Cocojams by Azizi Powell, 3/27/2010]

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ME AND BATMAN
Well, me and Batman, we had one, too
I hit him in the head with my left shoe
Right in the temple with my left heel
And now I'm driving the Batmobile
Sung by group
A...A...MEN
A...A.........MEN
A...A...MEN AMEN AMEN
Choice of commands given by cadence caller between each line
sing it over
sing it louder now
sing it soft now
real loud now
real soft now
Hallelujah!
praise the Lord now
-http://users.netropolis.net/schwartz/jodie.htm#COMMENTS:
transcribed on 5/2/2008 by Azizi P.; This was listed as a running cadence.

Editor:
The :Amen: portion of this chant reminds me of the "Amen" refrain that is found in the African American Christmas spiritual of that name. That song begins with the Amen lines as given above. The first verse of that spiritual is as follows:
See the little baby.
Lying in a manger.
His name is Jesus.
Amen Amen.
-snip-

I imagine that the tune for the Amen portion of the cadence is the same as the tune for that spiritual.

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ME AND SUPERMAN (Version #1)
Me and Superman got in a fight
I hit him in the head with some Kryptonite
I hit him so hard I busted his brain
And now I'm dating Lois Lane
- http://users.netropolis.net/schwartz/jodie.htm#COMMENTS:
retrieved on 5/2/2008 by Azizi Powell.; listed as a running cadence

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ME AND SUPERMAN (Version #2)
Me and Superman got in a fight
I hit him in the head with some Kryptonite
I hit him so hard I busted his brain
And now I'm dating Lois Lane

His friend Batman wanted some too,
I hit him in the head with my left shoe.
I kicked him in the temple with my left heel,
Now I'm driving the Batmobile.

The Incredible Hulk, He came to help.
I hit him so hard he let out a yelp.
He growled real low and he tried to sound mean,
I ate him right up, Now I'm crappin' Green
-http://www.airsoftgent.be/dbase/songs.htm ; retrieved September 3, 2010

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MICKEY MOUSE
From the movie: Full Metal Jacket

Who's the leader of the club
that's made for you and me?
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey there. Hi there. Ho there.
You're as welcome as can be.
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse)
Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse)

Forever let us hold our banner high.
High. High. High.

Come along and sing a song
and join the jamboree.
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Here we go a-marching
and a-shouting merrily.
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
We play fair and we work hard
and we're in harmony.
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse)
Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse)

Forever let us hold our banner high.
High. High. High.

Boys and girls from far and near
you're welcome as can be.
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Who's the leader of the club
that's made for you and me?
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Who is marching coast to coast
and far across the sea?
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse)
Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse)

Forever let us hold our banner high.
High. High. High.

Come along and sing a song
and join the family.
M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
-http://www.airsoftgent.be/dbase/songs.htm ; retrieved on September 3, 2010

Editor: Note that some ot the chants on that page may not be suitable for children

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MILES
One mile
No sweat

Two miles
Better yet

Three miles
Gotta run

Four miles
To the sun
- http://www.tulane.edu/~afrotc/jodie.htm ; retrieved on 8/19/2012

-snip-
This is categorized as a "running Jodie"

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MY GRANNY, SHE'S 91
This cadence is also known as When My Old Granny Was 91, and other similar titles

MY GRANNY SHE'S 91 (Version #1)
When my granny was 91
She did PT just for fun

When my granny was 92
She did PT better than you

When my granny was 93
She did PT better than me

When my granny was 94
She did PT more and more

When my granny was 95
She did PT to stay alive

When my granny was 96
She kept on doing flutter-kicks

When my granny was 97
She up and died and went to heaven

She met St. Peter at the pearly gates
Said, "St. Peter, St. Peter, hope I'm not late

St. Peter said with a big ol' grin
"Get down granny, and knock out ten"

She replied with a big ol' smile
"Sorry, St. Peter, I'm on profile!"
- http://www.tulane.edu/~afrotc/jodie.htm ; retrieved on 8/19/2012
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This is categorized as a "running Jodie"

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WHEN MY GREAT GRANNY WAS 91 (Version #2)
When my great granny was 91
She did PT just for fun
When my great granny was 92
She did PT better than you
When my great granny was 93
She did PT better than me
When my great granny was 94
She did PT more and more
When my great granny was 95
She did PT to stay alive
When my great granny was 96
She did PT just for kicks
When my great granny was 97
She up, she died, she went to heaven
When my great granny was 98
She meet St. Peter at the Pearly Gate
She said St. Peter, St. Peter sorry I'm late"
- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_call

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NAVY NAVY I'M IN DOUBT [Marine Cadence]
Navy, navy I'm in doubt
Why your bellies are stickin' on out
Is it whiskey or is it wine
Or is it a lack of PT time
GI beans and nasty gravy
Same old chow served in the navy
But listen skipper don't feel blue
Nasty army's jacked up too
-100mgOfOohrah http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?10271-Cadence-time!!!/page7 , 11-25-06

O,P
O LORD, I WANNA GO HOME
They say that in the navy, the coffees mighty fine
Looks like muddy water, and tastes like turpentine.

O' Lord, I wanna go home,
But chief wont let me, go Hooooooooome Hey!!

They say that in the Navy, the chickens are mighty fine,
Mine jumped on the table, and started double time.

O' Lord, I wanna go home,
But chief wont let me, go Hooooooooome Hey!!

They say that in the Navy, the pay is mighty fine,
They give you hundred dollars, and take back 99.

O' Lord, I wanna go home,
But chief wont let me, go Hooooooooome Hey!!

They say that in the Navy, the racks are mighty fine.
How the hell would I know, I never slept in mine.

O' Lord, I wanna go home,
But chief wont let me, go Hooooooooome Hey!!!!
- http://www.vetfriends.com/cadences/index.cfm?startNum=100 [retrieved on August 19, 2012]

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OLDE KING COLE
Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Privates three.
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

What merry men are we!
but none so fair that we can compare to the Airborne Infantry!

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Corporals three.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Sergeants three.
Left right left said the Sergeant.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his El Tee's three.
What do I do now? Said the El Tee.
Left right left said the Sergeant.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Captains three.
Who's gonna drive my Hummer? Said the Captain
What do I do now? Said the El Tee.
Left right left said the Sergeant.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Majors three.
I need a bigger desk said the major.
Who's gonna drive my Hummer? Said the Captain
What do I do now? Said the El Tee.
Left right left said the Sergeant.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Colonels three.
When can I play golf? Said the Colonel.
I need a bigger desk said the major.
Who's gonna drive my Hummer? Said the Captain.
What do I do now? Said the El Tee.
Left right left said the Sergeant.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(Chorus)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl and he called for his Generals three.
Keep those Privates straight! Said the Generals
When can I play golf? Said the Colonel.
I need a bigger desk said the major.
Who's gonna drive my Hummer? Said the Captain.
What do I do now? Said the El Tee.
Left right left said the Sergeant.
I need a three day pass said the Corporal
Beer! Beer! Beer! Said the Privates.

(chorus)
- from http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi
re-posted by Azizi with permission from site owner; 8/17/2006

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PARTY HARDY (Version #1)
(Army Marching Cadence)
We are ____ platoon
and we like to party
party hardy
party hardy all night long

Your left, your left, your left, right, get on down
Your left, your left, your left, right, get on down
Now drop, and beat your face
___ platoon's gonna rock this place
Boom, check it out, check it out
Boom, check it out, check it out

My rifle, my rucksack, my bayonet, now get on down
My rifle, my rucksack, my bayonet, now get on down
Say one, twwwoooo,
three, four,
Eleven Bravo, hey
Eleven Bravo, hey
- http://www.army-cadence.com/Army-Marching-Cadences.php

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PARTY HARDY (Version #2)
(Air Force Marching Cadence)

We don't like the army
Army don't party,
party hardy
party hardy all night long

We don't like the Navy,
Navy don't party,
party hardy
party hardy all night long

We don't like marines,
Marines don't party
party hardy
party hardy all night long

We don't like the Coast Guard,
Coast Guard don't party
party hardy
party hardy all night long

We like the Air Force,
Air Force can party,
party hardy
party hardy all night long

** Your left, your left, your left, right, get on down
Your left, your left, your left, right, get on down

Now drop, and beat your face
___ flight's gonna rock this place

We said it, we meant it, and now we're here to represent it!
- http://army-cadence.com/Air-Force-Marching-Cadences.php
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The phrases "party hardy" (meaning "to really party hard"), "Boom, check it out", "gonna rock this place", and "we said it, we meant it, and we're here to represent it" are lifted from African American R&B records and other African American vernacular English.

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PEBBLES AND BAM BAM
Pebbles and Bam-Bam on a Friday night
Trying to get to heaven on a paper kite
Lighting struck (Boom) and down they fell (Ahhh)
Instead of getting to heaven, they went straight to hell

Dino the dog (Ruff Ruff) was on the bone (Chomp Chomp)
While Fred and Barney rock the microphone
There was nothing that Fred or Barney could do
'cept sing "Yabba daba daba daba daba daaaaaba do!"
-
http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/cadence/marching_cadence/pebbles-a...
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The characters mentioned in this cadence are from the American animated television series "The Flintstones".

The first verse of this cadence is based on the 19th century African American dance song "Raise A Ruckus Tonight".

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PITY CADENCE
Caller: Pity
Soldiers: Pity, ooh ah ah chi ah!
C: Dog gone pity...
S: Dog gone pity ooh ah ah chi ah!
C: My girl..
S: My girl ooh!
C: Is in the city...
S: Is in the city ooh!
C: First sarge won't give my no pass...
S: First sarge won't give my no pass!
C: CO won't give me no leave...
S: CO won't give me no leave!
C: # more days(weeks) of stomping this grass...
S: # more days(weeks) of stomping this grass!
C: (*Fort Sill) can kiss my-y..(*name of base/school, etc)
S: Left right-a left right-a, right-o le-eft, left right-a left right-a get in step!
- http://www.vetfriends.com/cadences/index.cfm?startNum=100 [retrieved on August 19, 2012]

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PT COUNT
PT, PT, PT, Count
Mile One, Just for fun
Mile Two, Good for you
Mile three, Good for me
Mile four, let's run some more
Mile five, I feel alive
Mile six, that's the trick
Mile seven, I'm in Heaven
Mile eight, this feels great
Mile nine, I'm feeling fine
Mile ten, Let's run again.
- http://www.military-quotes.com/forum/usmc-cadences-t356.html

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Q,R,S
ROCK STEADY (Example #1)
Rock me, Rock me, Rock, Rock steady,
Roll me, Roll me, Roll me ready,
We’re gonna Rock,
Rock,
All night long,
We’re gonna Roll,
Roll,
'Til the break of dawn.
We’re gonna swing it,
Swing it,
'Til we wanna go home.
We’re gonna shake it,
Shake it,
'Til your twilight zone,
We’re gonna Rock
Rock,
Roll,
Roll,
Get,
Stay,
Ready, Ready
Ready, Ready
- retrieved from http://markjcreative.com/sites/basic/basic/week03/smedia/dod/cadejuke.htm
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The title of the "Rock Steady" military cadence was probably inspired by the 1987 song "Rock Steady" by the Whispers and not the 1971 song with the same title by Aretha Franklin. Notice that in this particular example the line "rock all night long" is similar to the Whispers' "Rockin to the break of dawn" line..

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/05/examples-of-comments-about-areth... for a post on my pancocojams blog about this song and the 1971 Aretha Franklin song with that same title.

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ROCK STEADY (Example #2)
This is a call & response chant. The squad repeats what the drill sergeant says.. Notice the slight change in this instruction found in this example after the word "response" in brackets.

Rock me, Rock me, Rock, Rock steady,

Roll me, Roll me, Roll me ready,

We’re gonna rock,

All night long,

We’re gonna Roll,

'Til the break of dawn.

We’re gonna swing it,

'Til we wanna go home.

We’re gonna shake it,

'Til the twilight zone,

We’re gonna rock

Rock,

Roll,

Get,

Stay,

Ready,

Ready

Ah We are ready,

I said we are ready ready ready
[Response] -we are ready ready ready

Shake rattle and roll everybody

Shake rattle and roll everybody

Hoah

Ha ha

Hoah

Ha Ha

Here we go

Here we go

Here we go

Here we go

Left right layo*

Left right layo

Madea said layo**

Had a tough time

I said left right layo

Whole lot of layo

Madea said layo

Had a tough time

-Transcription by Azizi Powell. Additions and corrections are welcome.
*"Left right layo" is found in a number of drill cadences. "Left right layo" means "left right left". Here's information about the meaning of the word "layo" from Rocky C, 05-26-10, 05:12 PM, http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-10271.html
"... All Military Steps Either Walking, Marching, Running starts with the left foot.
Example Cadence; Left Right Layo, Lefty Right Layo.
LAYO.

Left
And
Your
Off
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**Madea" is African American English for "mother dear".

Here's that sound file for that drill cadence:
US Airborne Cadence (Rock Steady)

unmotivated, Uploaded on Jul 6, 2008

Run To Cadence with the US Army Airborne Vol. 2
-snip-
My transcription begins at .30.

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ROCK STEADY (Example #3)
This is a call & response chant. The squad repeats what the drill sergeant says. Notice the slight change in this instruction found in this example after the word response in brackets.

Rock

Steady

Roll

Ready

Rock your body body
Rock your body body

Now roll your body body
Roll your body body

[Reponse] Roll your body body
Roll your body [All the similar responses start with the verb, using this same pattern]

Now slide your body body
Slide your body body

Now glide your body body
Glide your body body

And don’t beat your body body
Beat your body body

And don’t cheat your body body
Cheat your body body

And don’t peep your body body
Peep your body body

Rock

Steady

Roll

Ready

The day I was born
I rocked I rocked steady

I jumped up and down
I rock, I rock steady

I turned all around
I rock, I rock steady

I moved in the aisle
and rock, rock steady

This here army don’t need no LAZY man.

One of these days we may have to go to war again.

And when we get there we have to be ready.
Do it on your left foot and do it steady.

Hard core.

Motivated.

Dedicated

Stimulated.

Percolated

Hooah!

Ha Ha!

Hooah!

Ha Ha!
- posted by LordJamesVI·Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011
Additions and corrections welcome.
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Here's that sound file:

US Army Cadence: Rock Steady

LordJamesVI·Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

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ROCK STEADY (Example #4)
Rock, (reply) ROCK!
steady, (reply) STEADY!
Roll, (reply) ROLL!
Ready (reply) READY! - sometimes I use EASY here instead of READY. Or sometimes after they say ROLL, I will scream, "I can't here you!" then go back to the "Rock" at the beginning.

You've got the right, the right to rock steady, ( reply is the same )

You've got the right to ROLL when you're ready, ( reply is the same )

(then you say the top part again twice)

Rock, Rock, Steady, Steady Charlie Rock is always ready! ( reply is same)
Rock, Rock Steady, Steady 1st Platoon is always ready! ( reply is same)

That's about all I can recall right now. If I think of anymore I'll add it. Feel free to insert your own words as well. I do it all the time! LOL

Hope this helps!
-DS2000 (Baumholder, Germany), 01 November 2003, http://community.armystudyguide.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/9651093521/m/...

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SOME SAY FREEDOM IS FREE
Some Say Freedom is Free
Well I tend to Disagree
Some say freedom is won
Through the Barrel of a Gun

My Daddy Faught in Vietnam
Went to War with the Viet Cong
My Grand dad faught in World War two
And Gave is Life for Me and You

So tell me Why, why O Why..
Do I keep Fightin On
So tell me why why o why
Do we Keep Marchin On

It was a Dark and Dismal Day
Two Planes Crashed into the World Trade
Was a Dark and Dismal Day
Two plances crashed into thw world trade

Tell me why, why o why
Did those people have to die
Tell me why, why o why
Did those families have to cry?

Was just after dawn
A plane flew into the pentagon
Was just after dawn
A plane flew into the pentagon

Tell me why, why o why
Did those soldiers have to die
Tell me why why o why
Do these tears fill my eyes.

Some say freedom is free
Well I tend to disagree
Some say freedom is won
Through the barrel of a gun
So I keep fightin on...
VFWWCP1, Source http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110112163911AAZ8lCl , 2010

Here's a video of that cadence:

Best Cadence and Best Cadence Caller Ever

The Shark, Uploaded on Jun 21, 2008

SFC Dover leading the 2nd Plt. "Slayers", Charlie Co. 1/222 AVN REGT in cadance.
-snip-
WARNING: This video's viewer comemnt thread contains profanity, as is the case with many YouTube video viewer comment threads, particularly those of military cadences.

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SUPERMAN
Me and Superman got in a fight
I hit him in the head with some Kryptonite
I hit him so hard I busted his brain
And now I'm dating Lois Lane

Well, me and Batman, we had one too
I hit him in the head with my left shoe
Right in the temple with my left heel
And now I'm driving the Batmobile
- from http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi
re-posted by Azizi with permission from site owner {6/15/2006}

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SOUND OFF (Duckworth Chant; Cadence Count) Example #1
Sound-off; 1 - 2
Sound-off; 3 - 4
Cadence count
1 - 2 - 3 - 4; 1 - 2 — 3 - 4.
- composed by Private Willie Duckworth, United States Army, 1944, quoted in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_cadence

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SOUND OFF (Duckworth Chant, Cadence Count), Example #2
Hib-hub, hib-hub, hib-hub, hib-hub
The heads are up
The chests are out
The arms are swinging
And cadence count
Sound off (sound off)
Sound off (sound off)
Cadence count
1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)

Enie, Meanie, Minie, Moe
Let's go back and count some more

Sound off (sound off)
Sound off (sound off)
Cadence count
1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)

I had a good home, but I left (you're right)
I had a good home, but I left (you're right)
Jody was there, when I left (you're right)
Jody was there, when I left (you're right)

Sound off (1-2)
Sound off (3-4)
Cadence count
1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)

I left gal away out west
I thought this army life was best
Now she's someone elses wife
And I'll be marchin' the rest of my life

Sound off (1-2)
Sound off (3-4)
1-2, 3-4
2, (2-3-4)
1-2-3-4, (1-2, 3-4)

The captain rides in a jeep
The sargent rides in a truck
The general rides in a limosine
But we're just out of luck

Sound off
Sound off
Cadence count
1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)

Hib-hub, hib-hub, hib-hub, hib-hub
The heads are up
The chests are out
The arms are swinging
And cadence count
Sound off (sound off)
Sound off (sound off)
Cadence count
1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)

Ennie, Meanie, Minnie, Moe
And let's go back and count some more

Sound off
Sound off
Cadence count
1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)

(1-2, 3-4)
(1-2, 3-4)
(1-2, 3-4)
Company halt
(1-2, 3-4)
- http://www.lyricstime.com/vaughn-monroe-sound-off-lyrics.html

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*"Jody" is "Joe de Grinder" ("Joe The Grinder"), an African American folk character who steals other men's women. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/08/three-songs-about-joe-grinder.html for a post on my Pancocojams blog about "Joe The Grinder".

Here's a video of this version of "Sound Off!" :

janschro | April 18, 2008
"Sound off (Duckworth chant) from 1951 ,Vaughn Monroe.
Passing out parade, Pukapunyal, Australia 1969"

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SOUND OFF (Duckworth Chant; Cadence Count) Example #3
GI Beans and GI Gravy,
Gee I wish I'd joined the Navy...
Sound Off....Sound Off....
Sound off 1-2...3-4,
ain't no use in lookin' down,
ain't no discharge on the ground...
Count Cadance, Count Cadence Count Cadence count!
-Tucker, http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803 Cadence or Marching Songs, May 9, 1999

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SOUND OFF (Duckworth Chant, Cadence Count), Example #4
Jody calls appeared in a WWII movie for the first time in "Battleground" (1949), set in Dec. 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. A ridiculously young James Whitmore is the leader. (Not a bad film for its day.)

Solo: Hut hup areep hor! Hut hup areep hor!

Solo: They signed you up for the length of the war!
Cho: I never had it so good before!
Solo: The best you'll get in a bivouac
Cho: Is a whiff of cologne from a passing WAC!

[Similarly:] Sound off!
One two!
Sound off!
Three four!
Cadence count!
One, two, three, four, one, two—Three four!

There ain't no use in goin' back
Jody's livin' in your shack!
Jody's got somethin' you ain't got!
It's been so long, I almost forgot!

Sound off! [etc.]

If I die in the combat zone
Box me up and ship me home!
- Lighter; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915
"Military Jodies"; 12 Dec 04; reposted by Editor, 2005

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SOUND OFF SOUND OFF (Duckworth Chant, Cadence Count), Example #5
if you like your pork fried rice, stomp with your left and drag your right.
** stomp drag stomp drag**
sound off"1,2"
sound off"3,4"
"1,2,3,4"

let me here the sound of your left,*stomp*
the sound of y our right*stomp*
the sound of em both*stomp stomp*
one more time*stomp stomp*
bring it all down *stomp stomp stomp stomp*
LEFT, YOUR LEFT, YOUR LEFT RIGHT, (SHOUT YOUR COMPANY) FOXTROT!!
-Guest, kara from nyma; Marching song; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8473&messages=45; May 6, 2008

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SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS
And some DI somewhere will eventually afflict a company with a 6/8 (not too far off the original beat):

"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? (w/repeat)
Absorbent and porous and yellow is he (w/repeat)
If nautical foolishness be what you wish (w/repeat)
Get down on the deck and then flop like a fish! (w/repeat)
Spongebob/Squarepants
Spongebob/Squarepants
Sponge bob Square pants Spongebob/SQUAREPANTS!"
-Guest ,Urbane Guerrilla; 10/12/2006; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915 ; Military Jodies?

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TARZAN AND JANE
Tarzan and Jane were swingin from a vine
Sippin from a bottle of double vodka wine
Jane lost her grip and a-down she fell
She squared her self away and she let out a yell
(YELL)

Tarzan and Cheetah were swingin from a vine
Sippin from a bottle of double vodka wine
Cheetah lost his grip and a-down he fell
he squared his self away and he let out a yell
(YELL)
- Kurby494, http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-10271.html 06-19-07, 02:42 PM

T,U,V
THE NAVY COLORS
The Navy colors
The colors are red
To show the world
The blood we've shed
The Navy colors
The colors are blue
To show the world
That we are true
The Navy colors
The colors are white
To show the world
That we will fight
The Navy colors
The colors are gold
To show the world
That we are bold
-from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_call ; transcribed 2007; Azizi P..

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THERE SHE GOES WALKIN DOWN THE STREET
This Cadence is basically a Manfred Mann song that was made popular by a movie called Stripes

Caller: There she was just a-walkin' down the street,
Runner: singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Caller: Snappin' her fingers and shufflin' her feet,
Caller: singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Runner: She looked good (looked good), she looked fine (looked fine)
Runner: She looked good, she looked fine and I nearly lost my mind
Runner: Before I knew it she was walkin' next to me,
Caller:singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Runner: Holdin' my hand just as natural as can be,
Caller: singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do"
Caller:We walked on (walked on) to my door (my door) We walked on to my door, then we kissed a little more
-Doggie; 10/28/2008

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THEY SAY THAT IN THE ARMY (Example #1)
They say that in the Army, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and started marking time

Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go home (stomp)

They say that in the Army, the coffee's mighty fine
It looks like muddy water, and tastes like turpentine

They say that in the Army, the biscuits are mighty fine
One rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine

They say that in the Army, the meat is mighty fine
Last night we had ten puppies, this morning only nine

They say that in the Army, the shoes are mighty fine
You ask for size eleven, they give you size nine

They say that in the Army, the pancakes are mighty fine
You can try to chew them, but you're only wasting time

They say that in the Army, the bed's are mighty fine
But how the hell would I know, I've never slept in mine

They say the in the Army, the mail is so great
Today I got a letter dates 1948

They say that in the Army, the hours are just right
Start early in the morning and work on through the night

They say that in the Army, the buses are mighty fine
One went round the corner, and left three wheels behind

They say that in the Army, the coffee's mighty fine
It's good for cuts and bruises and tastes like iodine

They say that in the Army, the toilets are mighty fine
You flush them up at seven, they come back up at nine

They say that in the army, the tents are waterproof
You wake up in the morning and you're floating on the roof
- http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/Prep_For_Basic_Training/Prep_for_b...

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The first part of "They Say" cadences [up to the "Oh Lord I wanna go" lines] are based on the 19th century African American song "They Say A Preacher Won't Steal". That song is found in Thomas Talley's 1922 collection Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise And Otherwise

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THEY SAY THAT IN THE ARMY (Example #2)
They say that in the Army the coffee's mighty fine
It looks like muddy water and tastes like turpentine
Chorus:
Oh Lord, I wanna go
But they won't let me go
Oh Lord, I wanna go hoo-hoo-hoooome EH!
They say that in the Army the chow is mighty fine
a chicken jumped off the table and started marking time
Chorus:
Oh Lord, I wanna go
But they won't let me go
Oh Lord, I wanna go hoo-hoo-hoooome EH!
They say that in the Army the biscuits are mighty fine
one rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine
Chorus:
Oh Lord, I wanna go
But they won't let me go
Oh Lord, I wanna go hoo-hoo-hoooome EH!
They say that in the Army the training's might fine
last night there were ten of us, now there's only nine
Chorus:
Oh Lord, I wanna go
But they won't let me go
Oh Lord, I wanna go hoo-hoo-hoooome EH!
They say that in the Army the pay is mighty fine
they give you a hundred dollars and take back ninety-nine
Chorus:
Oh Lord, I wanna go
But they won't let me go
Oh Lord, I wanna go hoo-hoo-hoooome EH!
- http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/cadence/marching_cadence/they-say-...

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THEY SAY THAT IN THE MARINE CORPS
They say that in the Marine Cops
The pay is mighty fine,
They give you 100 dollars
And take back 99
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh I wanna gol
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!

They say that in the Marine Cops
The woman are mighty fine.
They look like Phyllis Dillar
And march like Frankenstein
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!

They say that in the Marine Cops
The chow is mighty fine.
A roll fell off the table
And killed a friend of mine.
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!

They say that in the Marine Cops
The bunks are mighty fine.
But how the hell would they know.
They never slept in mine.
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!

They say that in the Marine Cops
The clothes are mighty fine.
Me and my buddy
Can both fit in mine.
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!

They say that in the Marine Cops
The hours are mighty fine.
Wake up at 3:30
And back to bed @9:00.
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!

They say that in the Marine Cops
The coffee is mighty fine.
Looks like muddy water
And taste like turpentine.
Oh Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
No Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Hey!!
-YankeeDoodleAsh, http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-96031.html ,09-20-04, 08:16 PM
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This example was converted from all capital letters.

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THEY SAY THAT IN THE NAVY
"A cadence common in the navy":

They say that in the Navy, the coffee's mighty fine
It looks like muddy water and tastes like turpentine
(Refrain)
Oh lord, I wanna go
But they won't let me go.
Ho-oo-oo-oo-me.
They say that in the Navy, the pay is mighty fine
They give you a hundred dollars, and take back ninety-nine
Refrain
They say that in the Navy, the chow is mighty fine
A biscuit rolled off the table, and killed a friend of mine
Refrain

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THEY SAY THAT IN THE ARMY (Example #2)
They say that in the Army, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and started marking time
Refrain: Oh, Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go (group ends this line with home,
stretched out over 8 paces, and a "Hey" on the right foot
to end the refrain)
They say that in the Army, the pay is mighty fine
They give you a hundred dollars and take back ninety-nine
They say that in the Army, the coffee's mighty fine
It looks like muddy water, and tastes like turpentine
They say that in the Army, the biscuits are mighty fine
One rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine
They say that in the Army, the meat is mighty fine
Last night we had ten puppies, this morning only nine
They say that in the Army, the shoes are mighty fine
You ask for size eleven, they give you size nine
They say that in the Army, the pancakes are mighty fine
You can try to chew them, but you're only wasting time
They say that in the Army, the bed's are mighty fine
But how the hell would I know, I've never slept in mine
They say that in the Army, the mail is so great
Today I got a letter dated 1948
They say that in the Army, the hours are just right
Start early in the morning and work on through the night
They say that in the Army, the buses are mighty fine
One went round the corner, and left three wheels behind
They say that in the Army, the coffee's mighty fine
It's good for cuts and bruises and tastes like iodine
They say that in the Army, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and killed a friend of mine
- http://users.netropolis.net/schwartz/jodie.htm#COMMENTS ;
retrieved on 5/2/2008

Editor:
See my comments about this cadence and other cadences in this Mudcat thread http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=95#2331432

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THEY SAY THAT IN THE AIRFORCE
They say that in the Air Force, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and started marking time

Refrain:
Oh, Lord I wanna go
But they won't let me go
(group ends this line with home, stretched out over 8 paces, and a "Hey" on the right
foot to end the refrain)

They say that in the Air Force, the pay is mighty fine
They give you a hundred dollars and take back ninety-nine

They say that in the Air Force, the coffee's mighty fine
It looks like muddy water, and tastes like turpentine

They say that in the Air Force, the biscuits are mighty fine
One rolled off the table and killed a friend of mine

They say that in the Air Force, the meat is mighty fine
Last night we had ten puppies, this morning only nine

They say that in the Air Force, the shoes are mighty fine
You ask for size eleven, they give you size nine

They say that in the Air Force, the pancakes are mighty fine
You can try to chew them, but you're only wasting time

They say that in the Air Force, the bed's are mighty fine
But how the heck would I know, I've never slept in mine

They say that in the Air Force, the mail is so great
Today I got a letter dated 1948

They say that in the Air Force, the hours are just right
Start early in the morning and work on through the night

They say that in the Air Force, the buses are mighty fine
One went round the corner, and left three wheels behind

They say that in the Air Force, the coffee's mighty fine
It's good for cuts and bruises and tastes like iodine

They say that in the Air Force, the chicken's mighty fine
One jumped off the table and killed a friend of mine

They say that in the Air Force, the toilets are mighty fine
You flush them up at seven, they come back up at nine.

They say that in the Air Force, the tents are waterproof
You wake up in the morning and you're floating on the roof
- http://www.tulane.edu/~afrotc/jodie.htm ; retrieved on 8/19/2012

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‘TILL I GET BACK HOME
I don't know why I left
But I must've done wrong
Refrain:
And it won't be long
'Till I get on back home
Got a letter in the mail
Go to war or go to jail
Sat me in that barber's chair
Spun me around, I had no hair
Used to drive a Cadillac
Now I pack it on my back

Dress it right and cover down
Forty inches all around
Nine to the front and six to the rear
That's the way we do it here
Used to date a beauty queen
Now I date my M-16
Ain't no use in going back
Jody's got your Cadillac
Ain't no use in calling home
Jody's got your girl and gone
Ain't no use in feeling blue
Jody's got your sister too
They took away my gin and rum
Now I'm up before the sun
Mama Mama can't you see
What the Air Force's done for me
Mama Mama can't you see
This Air Force life is good for me
- http://www.tulane.edu/~afrotc/jodie.htm retrieved 8/19/2012

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UP IN THE MORNING
Oh yeah,
Here we go,
Up In The Morning Way To Soon,
Hungary As Hell By Noon,
Went To The Mess Hall On My Knees,
Saying Cow Killer Cow Killer Feed Me Please,
He Looked At Me With A Big Ole Grin,
If You Wanna DI You Gotta You Gotta Be Thin,
I Wanna Be A Drill Instructor,
I Wanna Cut Off All My Hair,
I Wanna Be A Drill Instructor,
I Wanna Earn That Smokey Bear,
Oh Yeah,
Mother Of America Meek And Mild,
Send To Me Your Sweet Young Child,
We'll Make Him Drill And We'll Make Him Run,
We'll Make Some Changes In Your Son,
And Mothers Of America Meek And Mile,
Don't You Worry About Your Young Child,
We'll Make Him Drill And We'll Make Him Run,
Were Gonna Make Changes In Your Young Son.
-fnobandit; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCL4Hh2No-o&NR=1; November 22, 2008

[This video is posted below]

W,X,Y,Z
WAY HEY ROCK & ROLL
(Sung Call & Response to the tune of this record)

Chorus: Wahey Rock and Roll
Wahey Rock and Roll
A little bit of rhythm and soul
Early in the morning

You've landed on the beach again
Your orders are, you're diggin' in
The rising sun's a beautiful thing
Early in the morning

Chorus
You stand-to when the sun goes down
You're watching all the ground around
You stand to watch it rise again
Early in the morning

Chorus

From the bush a rustling sound
Someone's moving on your ground
The enemy's lying all around
Early in the morning

Chorus

The enemy starts a creeping in
Machine gun crews begin to grin
The GPMG makes a terrible din - (Sung jimpy)
Early in the morning

Chorus

You hear a bullet whistle by
You see your buddies fall and cry
Behind you there's a final sigh
Early in the morning

Chorus

You see the Harrier over head
And then you see a flash of red
The rockets are gone, the enemy's dead
Early in the morning

Chorus

You look back to the rear and then
You see the choppers coming in
The rising sun's a beautiful thing
Early in the morning

Chorus

They're hovering just above your head
And then they're down and someone said
We'll take the wounded then the dead
Early in the Morning

Chorus

Now look up to the front you men
They'll come again, you know not when
The rising sun's a beautiful thing
Early in the morning

Chorus

The mortar bombs are raining down
But you just want to hug the ground
You hear your buddies calling round
Early in the morning

Chorus

Your plane is flying far away
You know you're homeward bound today
It's sad so many had to pay
Early in the morning

Chorus

You're on the street
You're walking tall
You turn to hear the people call
You've made the grade, you've done it all
Early in the morning

Chorus
-CET (Canada); Cadence or Marching Songs, http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10803&messages=125; March 28, 2008

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WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN (Version #1; Firefighters' Chant)
When I get to heaven
St. Peter's he will say
"How'd you make your living"
"How'd you earn your pay"
I'll hold my axe up higher and higher
Cause I make my living as a Fire Fighter!
Fi-Er-Er-Er-Er Fight-Er-Er-Er-Er-Er
And when I go to hell
Ole Satan he will say
"How'd you make your living"
"How'd you earn your pay"
I'll hold my hose up higher and higher
Cause I make my living as a Fire Fighter!
Fi-Er-Er-Er-Er Fight-Er-Er-Er-Er-Er
-Sam A; 11/3/2006 {from a Tech School at a USA Fire Academy}
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This firefighter's chant is an adaptation of "The Airborne Rangers" cadence. Examples of that cadence are found at the top of this page.

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WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN (Version #2; Firefighter's Chant)
When I get to heaven St. Peter he will say:
"How'd you put the fire out in the month of May?",
" Raise my hose up Higher and Higher...
Thats how I do it... Im a Fire Fighter "
When I go to hell, Ole Satan he will say:
"How'd you put the fire out in the month of May?"
"Raise my hose up higher and higher...
Thats how I do it, I'm a Fire Fighter."
And when I get home, my fiance' she will say:
"How'd you please me all night long in the month of May?"
"Raise my hose up higher and higher...
Thats how I do it, I'm a Fire Fighter."
And when I get home, my fiance' she will say:
"How'd you please me all night long in the month of May?"
"Raise my hose up Higher and higher,
Thats how I do it, Im a fire fighter!"
-Guest, Decater B.; 1/2/2008; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915 ;
Military Jodies?

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WHEN MY GRANNY WAS 91
Read examples under "My Granny, She's 91

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YELLOW BIRD
A yellow bird
with a yellow bill
Was sittin' on
my window sill
I lured him in
with a piece of bread
And then I smashed
his little head
The doctor came
to check his head
"Indeed" he said
"this bird is dead"
The moral of
this story, you see
If you're a bird
Don't mess with me!
- http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/cadence/journal.cgi?folder=journal&next=43:
transcribed with permission by Azizi; 5/26/2008

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YELLOW RIBBON (also known as Far Away)
A cadence is a cadence, no matter what the pace. it's designed to boost the moral of the troops, and take their mind off the tedios task ahead of them. it varies from unit to unit, the speed at which they are sung, highland regiments(c scot r, cdn irish, seaforth) usually march to a p+d band (pipes and drums) so the pace is much slower. however, any regiment that has or uses a mil band (brass etc.) regularly, the pace is a little faster. the lyrics for certain tunes, Yellow Ribbon for example, vary from regiment to regiment. just small things, for example, in Yellow Ribbon (or Far Away as it is sometimes known) the lines where it places the soldiers specialty varies from platoon to platoon, regiment to regiment. in some it's "paratroop", in some it's "engineer" one of my buddies from the C Scot R told me a version where it's "highlander". recently i heard tell of some canadian cadets who changed it to "young cadet". now that my rambling is over, i hope i made some point, all a cadence is for is to boost moral. attached is Yellow Ribbon.

Around her neck, she wore a yellow ribbon
She wore a yellow ribbon in the merry month of May
And if you ask her why the hell she wore it
She wore it for her soldier who was far far away

(chorus)
Far away
Far away
She wore it for her soldier who was far far away

And in the spring she had a bouncing baby
She had a bouncing baby in merry month of May
And if you asked her why the hell she bore it
She bore it for her soldier who was far, far away

(chorus)

Around the town she pushed a baby carriage
She pushed it in the springtime in the month of May
And if you ask her why the hell she pushed it
She pushed it for her soldier who is far far away.

(chorus)

Behind the door her father keeps a shotgun
And he checks to see it's loaded every single day
And if you ask him why the the hell he keeps it
He'll tell its for her soldier who is far far away

(chorus)
-Guest,Chris, that's all u need to know; 9/3/2004; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=66603; Lyr Req: military cadence

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YOU HAD A GOOD HOME AND YOU LEFT
You had a good home and you left...YOU'RE RIGHT
You want to go home but you can't.....YOU'RE RIGHT
JODY was there when you left.....YOU'RE RIGHT
JODY was there when you left.....YOU'RE RIGHT
Aint no sense in goin' home, JODY's got you're gal and gone
Hip oh hop oh wring out the mop
Oh left oh right oh left.
-Cranky Yankee, Military Jodies?, http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915 , May 21, 2001 [remembrance of basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Tex in the winter of 1947-48]

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YOUR PANTS PULLED UP
Your pants pulled up, your belt's pulled tight,
Your balls are swingin from left to right.

Them nuts ain't got a thing to do,
'Cause 4F Jody's took over for you.

(cadence chorus)
Gimme a one (ONE!) Gimme a two (TWO!) Gimme a three (THREE!) Gimme a four (FOUR!)
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR! Bring it on down! ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, ONE, TWO . . . THREEFOUR!

You're in the Army now to stay,
While Jody's back at home today.

Be a while 'till you get back,
So Jody's drivin your Cadillac.

(cadence chorus)

I don't know but it's been said,
Ole jody's got your gal in bed.

Don't feel sad and don't feel blue,
'Cause Jody's got your sister too.

(cadence chorus)

For those who never faced the draft, Jody's designation as 4F meant that he was one who had been determined to be unfit for military service . . . often that meant he was in perfect mental and physical condition and the son of someone with political pull...
-EuGene, http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2915&messages=92#2085062 , Military Jodies?, June 23, 2007

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YOU'LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN
See "Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More".

ADDITIONAL MILITARY CADENCES VIDEOS

The links to these featured videos may not remain viable. The most recently posted videos are placed in the beginning of this listing.
Aint No Use In Looking Down -Marching Cadences Of The U.S. Army Infantry

UnMotivated /July 06, 2008

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Chain Gang from Cadence

ighLLL /July 07, 2008

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Everywhere I go, There's a Drill Sergeant there

mokorr / June 14, 2008

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U.S Army Cadence - My Old Granny, She's 91

UnMotivated /September 19, 2008

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US Airborne Cadence (Rock Steady)

UnMotivated /July 06, 2008
"US Airborne Cadence (Rock Steady) Run To Cadence with the US Army Airborne Vol. 2 "

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USMC Cadence "Up In The Morning" With Lyrics

ndit /November 22, 2008

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Stripes (1981) - Hey, we're walking!

ClassicsRule / August 27, 2007
"There she was just walking down the street singing..." Starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis".

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Marine Corps Running Cadence II

gobears249 / May 01, 2009

"Cadence included- "Everywhere we go," "We're the boys from DI school," "Mad Dog/ My grandma was 92," "Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, have you heard?" "Mad Dog II/ Out of the sky in the middle of the nigh"

Editor:
I also heard the following cadences in this audio file:"Left Alayo”; “Hey That Jody Boy”; Take it On The Left Foot", "Navy Navy I’m In Doubt", and "Lordy Lordy Got A Lot Of Motivation"

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