Eric D. Schabell: United States Marine Corps Hymn

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

United States Marine Corps Hymn

I often in the course of a conversation here in Europe get asked about the USMC song, so I thought I would just put it down here as it was taught to me during my time. Once and for all I can just say, look it up:

From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.
First we’ll fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.

Our Flag’s unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job, the United States Marines.

Here’s health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve.
In many a strife we’ve fought for life and never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

OohRah to all the Devil Dogs out there and Semper Fi where ever you may be! ;-)