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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

DI, DI, DON'T BE BLUE, FRANKENSTEIN WAS UGLY TOO. IF I HAD A LOW IQ,
I COULD BE A DI TOO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): DRILL INSTRUCTOR

Subject headings: 7414
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH.
WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH.
SGT., SGT., CAN'T YOU SEE?
THIS OL' DRILL IS KILLING ME.
SGT., SGT., CAN'T YOU SEE?
THIS OL' DRILL IS KILLING ME.
MISERY, MISERY.
MISERY, MISERY.
MISERY, MISERY.
THAT'S ALL THIS TRAINING MEANS TO ME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): MILITARY TRAINING BASIC TRAINING ; SERGEANT SONG, LIKE CAPTAIN SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

YOUR MOTHER STEPS OFF WITH HER LEFT, YOU'RE RIGHT!
YOUR FATHER STEPS OFF WITH HIS LEFT, YOU'RE RIGHT!
YOUR SISTER STEPS OFF WITH HER LEFT, YOU'RE RIGHT!
YOUR BROTHER STEPS OFF WITH HIS LEFT, YOU'RE RIGHT!
YOUR MOTHER, YOUR FATHER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR BROTHER,
THEY ALL STEP OFF WITH THEIR LEFT, YOU'RE RIGHT!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

WE'RE THE RANGERS FROM U OF D,
YOU'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT.
MOTHERS HIDE THEIR DAUGHTERS,
WHENEVER WE COME OUT.
WE FIGHT WITH KNIVES AND 45'S,
AND BROKEN BOTTLES TOO.
YES, WE'RE THE RANGERS FROM U OF D,
AND WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): MORALE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD,
RANGERS ARE AS GOOD AS GOLD.
I'VE BEEN TOLD AND I BELIEVE,
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS LEAVE.
I WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT,
WHEN THEY BOMBED THE ORIENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISING FOR PEPSODENT TOOTHPASTE: ; WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH PEPSODENT ; YOU'LL WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKIN' DOWN, AIN'T NO DISCHARGE ON THE GROUND.
AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKIN' BACK, JODY'S GOT YOUR CADILLAC. AIN'T NO USE
IN GOIN' HOME, JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE, IF I GET A THREE DAY
PASS, GONNA KICK OL' JODY'S ASS. BUT IF OL' JODY'S EIGHT FOOT TALL,
OH OH OH OHHH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPOUND VERB: LOW CRAWL ; INCEST INFANTICIDE BIBLICAL CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
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Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

MR. NIXON DROPPED THE BOMB,
BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO TO 'NAM.
BUT IF I GET MY ORDERS TO 'NAM,
I'M GOING AWOL TO MY MOM.
IF THAT DOOR'S NOT OPEN WIDE,
GOT MY WEAPON BY MY SIDE.
IF THAT WEAPON JAMS ON ME, OH OH OH OHHH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): 'NAM FOR VIETNAM ; RHYME: 'NAM MOM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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OH SIGMA PI (TUNE: DANNY BOY)

OH SIGMA PI, THE MEN THE MEN ARE SHOWING
FROM HOUSE TO HALL AND O'RE THE CAMPUS WIDE
BUT SOME ARE GONE AND MANY MORE ARE GOING
TIS SAD, TIS SAD THAT SOME MUST STAND ASIDE.

BUT THEY'LL COME BACK WHEN BROTHERS MEET AGAIN,
OR WHEN THERE'S WAR, WE'LL GATHER TEN TIMES TEN,
WE'LL ALL BE THERE IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW
OH SIGMA PI, OH SIGMA PI I LOVE YOU SO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; UNION

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 03-22-1968

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ARMY ESKIMO RHYME

"I DON'T KNOW, BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD, ESKIMO GIRLS ARE
MIGHTY COLD"... U. S. SERVICEMEN IN ALASKA DURING THE FIFTIES
DEVELOPED THIS LITTLE RHYME TO EXPLAIN HOW THINGS WERE
IN FAIRBANKS, ALASKA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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BLOOD ON THE RISERS

HE WAS JUST A ROOKIE TROOPER,
AND HE SURELY SHOOK WITH FRIGHT.
HE CHECKED OFF HIS EQUIPMENT,
AND MADE SURE HIS PACK WAS TIGHT.
HE HAD TO SIT AND LISTEN TO THOSE
AWFUL ENGINES ROAR.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) GORY, GORY WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
GORY, GORY WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
GORY, GORY WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
IS EVERYBODY HAPPY,
CRIED THE SERGEANT LOOKING UP?
OUR HERO FEEBLY ANSWERED, YES,
AND THEN THEY STOOD HIM UP.
HE JUMPED INTO THE ICY BLAST,
HIS STATIC LINE UNHOOKED.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
HE COUNTED LOUD, HE COUNTED LONG,
HE WAITED FOR THE SHOCK.
HE FELT THE WIND, HE FELT THE COLD,
HE FELT THE AWFUL DROP.
HE JERKED THE CORD, THE SILK SPILLED OUT,
AND WRAPPED AROUND HIS LEGS.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THE RISERS SWUNG AROUND HIS NECK,
CONNECTORS CRACKED HIS DOME.
SUSPENSION LINES WERE TIED IN KNOTS,
AROUND HIS SKINNY BONES.
HIS CANOPY BECAME HIS SHROUD,
AND HE HURLED INTO THE EARTH.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THE DAYS HE LIVED AND LOVED AND LAUGHED,
KEPT RUNNING THROUGH HIS MIND.
HE THOUGHT ABOUT THE GIRLS BACK HOME,
THE ONES HE LEFT BEHIND.
HE THOUGHT ABOUT THE MEDICS,
AND HE WONDERED WHAT THEY'D FIND.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THE AMBULANCE WAS ON THE SPOT.
THE JEEPS WERE RUNNING WILD.
THE MEDICS JUMPED AND SCREAMED WITH GLEE,
AND ROLLED THEIR SLEEVES AND SMILED.
FOR IT HAD BEEN A WEEK OR SO
SINCE LAST A CHUTE HAD FAILED.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
HE HIT THE GROUND, THE SOUND WAS SPLAT.
HIS BLOOD WENT SPURTING HIGH.
HIS COMRADES THEN WERE HEARD TO SAY,
WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
HE LAY THERE ROLLING TO AND FRO,
IN THE WELTER OF HIS GORE.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THERE WAS BLOOD UPON THE RISERS.
THERE WAS BRAIN UPON THE CHUTE.
INTESTINES WERE A'DANGLIN' FROM
THIS PARATROOPER'S BOOTS.
THEY PICKED HIM UP STILL IN THE CHUTE,
AND POURED HIM FROM HIS BOOTS.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS)

Submitter comment: THIS IS A MARCHING CADENCE SUNG TO THE TUNE
OF "BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC." UNITED
STATES ARMY AIRBORNE SCHOOL IS A THREE-WEEK
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION AT FORT BENNING,
GEORGIA. THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION
CONSIST OF GROUND AND TOWER TRAINING. THE
THIRD WEEK CONSISTS ENTIRELY OF SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETING FIVE PARACHUTE JUMPS FROM AN AIRCRAFT
IN FLIGHT. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF
GROUND AND TOWER TRAINING, BUT PRIOR TO JUMP
WEEK, "BLOOD ON THE RISERS" RECORDINGS ARE
PLAYED ON LOUDSPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE STUDENT
COMPANY AREA AS A FORM OF GOOD-NATURED INTIMIDATION
BY THE CADRE.
"RISERS" REFERS TO HEAVY NYLON STRAPS WHICH
EXTEND FROM THE PARACHUTE HARNESS TO THE SUSPENSION
LINES. "STATIC LINE" IS A CORD WHICH IS SNAPPED
TO A WIRE RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE INTERIOR OF
THE AIRCRAFT, AND WHICH OPENS THE CHUTE
AUTOMATICALLY AS THE JUMPER EXITS THE AIRCRAFT.
THE "COUNT" REFERS TO THE JUMPER'S SILENTLY
COUNTING TO FOUR AND AWAITING THE OPENING SHOCK
OF THE PARACHUTE, LETTING HIM KNOW THAT THE
PARACHUTE HAS DEPLOYED SAFELY. THE "CONNECTORS"
ARE HEAVY ALUMINUM CLIPS WHICH ATTACH THE RISERS
SECURELY TO THE PARACHUTE HARNESS AT CHEST LEVEL.
"SUSPENSION LINES" ARE THE SEVERAL NARROW NYLON
CORDS WHICH RUN FROM THE RISERS TO THE EDGE OF
THE PARACHUTE CANOPY.
THE SONG IS SUNG BY THE STUDENT COMPANY
AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AS THE PARACHUTIST
WINGS ARE PINNED ON AFTER THE FIFTH QUALIFYING
JUMP.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; FORT BENNING

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION (STANZA 3). ; MEDIAL ITERATION (STANZA 3).

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad, Song, Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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C-130

C-130 ROLLING DOWN THE STRIP.
AIRBORNE DADDY'S GONNA TAKE A LITTLE TRIP.
STAND-UP, HOOK-UP, SHUFFLE TO THE DOOR.
JUMP RIGHT OUT AND COUNT TO FOUR.
BUT IF MY MAIN DON'T OPEN WIDE.
I'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE BY MY SIDE.
AND IF THAT ONE SHOULD FAIL ME TOO.
LOOK OUT GROUND, I'M COMING THROUGH. MM
RUCKSACK, JUMP BOOTS, AND MY M-16.
THAT'S ALL THAT'S GOING ON THE JUMP WITH ME.
GONNA SLIP TO THE RIGHT, AND SLIP TO THE LEFT,
SLIP RIGHT ON DOWN TO THE PLF.
AND IF I DIE ON THE OLD DROP ZONE,
BOX ME UP AND SHIP ME HOME.
THEN TELL MY GIRL I DID MY BEST,
AND BURY ME IN THE LEANING REST. MM
DRESS ME UP IN MY DRESS BLUES,
SPIT-SHINED JUMP BOOTS, NO STRAIGHT LEG SHOES.
PIN MY WINGS UPON MY CHEST,
TELL MY MOM I DID MY BEST.
C-130 ROLLING DOWN THE STRIP.
SIXTY-FOUR RANGERS ON A ONE-WAY TRIP.
MISSION'S A SECRET, DESTINATION UNKNOWN.
THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY'LL EVER COME HOME. MM
I'VE GOT 700 ROUNDS FOR MY M-16,
BAYONET SHARP, DISPOSITION MEAN.
RUSSIANS ARE WOOSIES, GONNA GET ME SOME.
SO LOOK OUT RUSSIA 'CAUSE HERE I COME.
COON SKIN AND AN ALLIGATOR HIDE,
MAKE A PAIR OF JUMP BOOTS, JUST MY SIZE.
TAKE 'EM OUTTA THE BOX, AND SLIP 'EM ON MY FEET.
A NEW PAIR OF JUMP BOOTS CAN'T BE BEAT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A MARCHING CADENCE WHICH IS EXTREMELY
POPULAR AT ARMY TRAINING CAMPS. "C-130" IS A
LARGE, FOUR-ENGINED, PROPELLOR-DRIVEN CARGO
AIRCRAFT WHICH IS ALSO USED TO DROP A MAXIMUM OF
SIXTY-FOUR COMBAT-EQUIPPED PARACHUTISTS. "HOOK-
UP" MEANS ATTACHING THE STATIC LINE (WHICH PULLS
THE PARACHUTE OPEN AUTOMATICALLY UPON EXITING
THE AIRCRAFT) TO A CABLE RUNNING THE LENGTH OF
THE AIRCRAFT INTERIOR. "SHUFFLE TO THE DOOR"
REFERS TO A METHOD BY WHICH PARACHUTISTS MOVE
ABOUT INSIDE AN AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT. IT INVOLVES
LIFTING ONE KNEE VERY HIGH AND ALTERNATELY
BRINGING THE OTHER LEG ALONGSIDE WHILE MOVING
TOWARD THE DOOR IN A STOMPING MOTION. THIS
WALKING ACTION MINIMIZES THE CHANCE OF STUMBLING
ON ANY PROTRUSION ALONG THE FLOOR OF THE AIRCRAFT.
"MAIN" INDICATES THE MAIN PARACHUTE WHICH IS
LOCATED ON THE JUMPER'S BACK. IN CASE OF
MALFUNCTION, THE PARACHUTIST HAS A RESERVE
CHUTE AT STOMACH LEVEL. "M-16" IS THE STANDARD-
ISSUE INFANTRY RIFLE. "SLIP" REFERS TO A METHOD
OF CONTROLLING THE LATERAL MOVEMENT OF THE
PARACHUTE DURING DESCENT. THE "PLF" IS THE
PARACHUTE LANDING FALL, I.E., A DRILLED METHOD OF
LANDING SAFELY BY MAKING FIVE POINTS OF BODY
CONTACT WITH THE GROUND IN SUCCESSION. "LEANING
REST" IS THE STARTING POSITION FOR THE FOUR
COUNT PUSHUP; A POPULAR EXERCISE DURING PARACHUTE
TRAINING. "STRAIGHT LEG SHOES" -- AIRBORNE
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL REFER TO NON-JUMPERS AS
"STRAIGHT LEGS." THE NAME IS CONSIDERED
DEROGATORY. IT REFERS TO THE STRAIGHT LINE
OF THEIR TROUSERS, AS AIRBORNE PERSONNEL WEAR
THEIR TROUSERS BLOUSED INSIDE THEIR BOOTS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FORT KNOX

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE TO THE GROUND (STANZA 1). ; BURIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

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MILITARY CADENCE

AROUND HER HAIR SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON.
(TROOPS ECHO)
SHE WORE IT IN THE SPRINGTIME, IN THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY.
(ECHO)
AND IF YOU ASKED HER WHY THE HELL SHE WORE IT.
(ECHO)
SHE WORE IT FOR HER SOLDIER, WHO WAS FAR, FAR AWAY.
(ECHO) MM
(CHORUS) FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
(SUNG BY ALL) SHE WORE IT FOR HER SOLDIER WHO WAS FAR, FAR
AWAY. MM
AROUND THE PARK SHE PUSHED A BABY CARRIAGE.
(ECHO)
SHE PUSHED IT IN THE SPRINGTIME, IN THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY.
(ECHO)
AND IF YOU ASKED HER WHY THE HELL SHE PUSHED IT.
(ECHO)
SHE PUSHED IT FOR HER SOLDIER, WHO WAS FAR, FAR AWAY.
(ECHO) MM
(CHORUS) FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
(SUNG BY ALL) SHE PUSHED IT FOR HER SOLDIER, WHO WAS FAR,
FAR AWAY. MM
BEHIND THE DOOR HER FATHER KEPT A SHOTGUN.
(ECHO)
HE KEPT IT IN THE SPRINGTIME, IN THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY.
(ECHO)
AND IF YOU ASKED HIM WHY THE HELL HE KEPT IT.
(ECHO)
HE KEPT IT FOR THAT SOLDIER, WHO WAS FAR, FAR AWAY.
(ECHO) MM
(CHORUS) FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
(SUNG BY ALL) HE KEPT IT FOR THAT SOLDIER, WHO WAS FAR,
FAR AWAY. MM
DOWN AT KNOX THERE LIVES A PROUD SOLDIER.
(ECHO)
HE LIVES THERE IN THE SPRINGTIME, IN THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY.
(ECHO)
AND IF YOU ASK HIM WHY THE HELL HE LIVES THERE.
(ECHO)
HE LIVES THERE 'CAUSE THAT SHOTGUN IS SO FAR, FAR AWAY.
(ECHO) MM
(CHORUS) FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)
(SUNG BY ALL) HE LIVES THERE 'CAUSE THAT SHOTGUN IS SO FAR,
FAR AWAY.
(ECHO)

Submitter comment: THIS IS A MARCHING CADENCE THAT I HEARD OFTEN DURING BASIC
TRAINING AT FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY IN 1980. THE CADENCE
IS, OF COURSE, INITIATED BY THE DRILL SERGEANT, AND ECHOED
BY THE TROOPS. THE TRADITIONAL IDEA IS THAT A RECRUIT IS
IN THE SERVICE IN ORDER TO ESCAPE FROM TROUBLE "BACK HOME."
THUS, ONE HAS BEEN FORCED INTO THE ARMY BY A STERN JUDGE,
OR BY WOMAN TROUBLES, OR IN THIS CASE BY THE NOT-TOO-
UNDERSTANDING FATHER OF A TOO-TRUSTING DAUGHTER. AND WHILE
CADENCES DECLARING SUCH MACHISMO STILL EXIST IN THE MILITARY,
ENLIGHTENED ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN SEEM TO BE HASTENING THE
DEMISE OF SUCH SONGS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FORT KNOX

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 08-00-1980

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ARMY CADENCE

C130 ROLLING DOWN THE STRIP.
AIRBORNE DADDY'S GONNA TAKE A LITTLE TRIP
STAND-UP, HOOK-UP, SHUFFLE TO THE DOOR.
JUMP RIGHT OUT AND COUNT TO FOUR.
IF MY MAIN (CANOPY) DON'T OPEN WIDE,
I'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE BY MY SIDE.
HEY, HEY ALL THE WAY.
HEY, HEY EVERYDAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MUSKEGON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 09-20-1982

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FOOTBALL GAME SONG

(SUNG) GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): Fan ; Football ; RELIGION ; SONG ; SPORTS

James Callow Keyword(s): MORALE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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MILITARY CHANT

SQUADRON "C" AND SQUADRON "A" (ECHO)
GOING HAND IN HAND ALL THE WAY. (ECHO)
SQUADRON "A" WAS A WOMEN'S AIR FORCE SQUADRON.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE ; RANTOUL

Keyword(s): CHANT ; March ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; TAUNT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY CADENCE

KO-LING-GAY, KO-LING-GAY, KO-LING-GAY TOMMY WA.
(TROOPS ECHO)
OO-OO, AA-AH (LIKE WHEN TAKES A TOUGH SHIT).
(ECHO)
CHOP CHOP O-LING-GAY.
(ECHO)
KO-LING-GAY TOMMY WA.
(ECHO)
O-O A-AH.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: NEVADA ; STEAD AIR FORCE BASE ; RENO

Keyword(s): CHANT ; March ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; SONG ; South Korea

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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JODY CADENCE

JODY WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT.
(TROOPS ECHO) YOUR RIGHT.
YOUR MOTHER WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT.
(TROOPS) YOUR RIGHT.
YOUR FATHER WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT.
(TROOPS) YOUR RIGHT.
SOUND OFF.
(TROOPS) ONE! TWO!
SOUND OFF.
(TROOPS) THREE! FOUR!
CADENCE COUNT.
(TROOPS) ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.
(TROOPS) ONE, TWO.
(TROOPS) THREE, FOUR!

Submitter comment:

The words "troops" and "echo" added by me

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): Cadence ; March ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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"JODY" CADENCE

MAINLY CADENCE IS USED TO HELP KEEP STEP WHEN THE TROOPS
ARE MARCHING AND TO KEEP STEP WITH THE MARCH AND THE COUNT.
THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR OR THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE PLATOON
OR THE ELEMENT, WHATEVER IT WAS, WOULD CALL CADENCE, JUST
TO KEEP YOU IN STEP AND IT KIND OF PASSES THE TIME AND I
MEAN, AH, IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A DRAG. EVERYBODY'S GOT THEIR
FAVORITE CADENCES, AND HERE'S A FEW OF MINE.
AS YOU START OUT, EVERYONE STARTS MARCHING WITH THEIR
LEFT FOOT. YOUR LEFT FOOT IS "ONE," YOUR RIGHT FOOT IS
"TWO," LEFT FOOT "THREE," RIGHT FOOT "FOUR;" "ONE, TWO,
THREE, FOUR." SO THEN THEY WOULD START OUT WITH, "JODY
WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT, YOUR RIGHT." AND EVERYONE WOULD SAY,
"YOUR RIGHT." AND THE MAIN PART OF THE CADENCE WAS CALLED
BY THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR AND EVERYONE WOULD SOUND OFF WITH
EITHER "YOUR LEFT" OR "YOUR RIGHT," WHICHEVER FOOT THEY
WERE ON, OR THEY'D SOUND OFF WITH "ONE," "TWO," "THREE,"
OR "FOUR."

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): Cadence ; Keep Time ; Marching ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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MILITARY DOUBLE-TIME DRILL CHANT

I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER.
I WANT TO GO TO VIETNAM.
I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
SO I CAN KILL ME A CHARLIE CONG. MM
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
UP THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
DOWN THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
OVER THE HILL (ETC.).

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; Cadence ; CHANT ; March ; Marching ; MILITARY ; Slur

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
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Date learned: 10-00-1970

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