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Best Ever List of US Army Cadences

Top Army Cadences for Running or Marching

A Yellow Bird

A yellow bird,
with a yellow bill.
He landed on
My window sill.
I coaxed him in.
With a piece of bread,
and then I kissed his
Little head! (Stomp your falling foot in unison)
I called the doctor.
The doctor said.
My dear good man.
This bird is dead.

Columbo

In eighteen hundred and ninety four,
in the streets of old Bigotti.
There lived a young Italian lad,
selling hot tomalies.
He said the world was round-o,
he said it could be found-o.
The hypothetical, navigatin’, son-of-a-gun Columbo.

The queen she gave him three tall ships,
they all were triple deckers.
The queen she waved her handkerchief,
Columbo waved his ….. (hand)
He said the world was round-o,
he said it could be found-o.
That hypothetical, navigatin’, son-of-a-gun Columbo.

His first mate was a cabin boy,
a dirty little nipper.
They lined his bunk with fiberglass,
and did it to the skipper.
He said the world was round-o,
he said it could be found-o.
That hypothetical, navigatin’, son-of-a- (gun) Columbo

My Dog Blue

Had an old dog whose name was Blue
Blue wants to go to Scuba School
Bought him a tank and four little fins
And took him down where he got the bends

Same old dog whose name was Blue
Blue wants to go to Ranger School
Took him to the field, took away his chow
Put a little motivation in his bow-wow

Still got the dog whose name was Blue
Blue wants to go to Airborne School
Got him a chute, strapped it to his back
Now old Blue stands tall, looks strac

That Airborne dog whose name was Blue
Got his orders for Jungle School
Took him on down to Panama
And that’s the last of Blue I ever saw

Had an old dog whose name was Blue
Blue wants to be a strong PJ
Bought him a tank and four little fins
And took him down where he got the bends

Two Old Ladies

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.

Two old ladies were lyin in bed.
One turned over to the other and said.
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.

Saw an Old Lady Walking Down the Street

Saw an old lady walkin down the street.
She had a ruck on her back and jump boots on her feet.
I said hey old lady where you goin’ to?
She said US Army Ranger school.
I said hey old lady now ain’t ya been told,
Ranger school’s for the brave and the bold.
She said hey young man, I’ll do just fine.
I maxed my test and I’m ninety-nine!

Beating My Drum

Sittin’ on a mountain top, beating my drum
Beat it so hard that the MP’s come
I said MP, MP, don’t arrest me
Arrest that leg behind the tree
He stole the whiskey, I stole the wine
All I ever do is double-time

They Say that In the Army 

They say that in the Army, the chicken’s mighty fine
One jumped off the table and started marking time

Refrain:
Oh, no 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  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

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. 

We are Marching By 

Let ’em blow let ’em blow
Let the four winds blow
Let ’em blow from east to west
The US Army is the best

Standing tall and looking good
Ought to march in Hollywood

Hold your head and hold it high
___ Platoon is marching by

Close your eyes and hang your head
We are marching by the dead

Look to your right and whadta see?
A whole bunch of legs looking at me

Dress it right and cover down
Forty inches all around

Nine to the front, six to the rear
That’s the way we do it here 


Bravo on the GO Marching down in the valley I heard a loud roar
It was a bravo trooper treating alpha like a toy
So put your feet on the peddle step down on the gas
Move over awful alpha let the mighty bravo pass

BRAVO COMPANY IS ON THE GO

Way down in the valley I heard a loud roar
It was a smooth bravo trooper treating Charlie like a toy
So put your feet on the peddle step down on the gas
Move over chicken Charlie let the mighty bravo pass

BRAVO COMPANY IS ON THE GO

Way down in the valley I heard a loud roar
It was a cool bravo trooper treating delta like a toy
So put your feet on the peddle step down on the gas
Move over dizzy delta let the mighty bravo pass

BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Motivation Check Key
(NSI=instructor)
(Pla.=platoon)
NSI-MOTIVATION CHECK
PLA-HOORAH
MSI-MOTIVATION CHECK
PLA-HOORAH
NSI-MOTA-MOTA GOT ALOTA MOTIVATION
PLA-MOTA-MOTA GOT ALOTA MOTIVATION
NSI-DEDA-DEDA GOT ALOTA DEDICATION
PLA-DEDA-DEDA GOT ALOTA DEDICATION
NSI-DETER-DETER GOT ALOTA DETERMINATION
PLA-DETER-DETER GOT ALOTA DETERMINATION
NSI-MOOOTAAAVAAATIIOOONN
PLA-MOOOTAAAVAAATIIOOONN
NSI-DEEEADACAAATIOOOON
PLA-DEEEADACAAATIOOOON
NSI-DEETEERRRMINAAATION
PLA-DEETEERRRMINAAATION
NSI-MOTIVATION!
DEDICATION!
DETERMINATION!
NSI-HOORAH
PLA-HOORAH
NSI-HOORAH
PLA-HOORAH
NSI-AH-HA
PLA-AH-HA
NSI-AH-HA
PLA-AH-HA   You get a line….You get a line and I’ll get a pole          
Honey, honey                                     
You get a line and I’ll get a pole         
Baby, baby                                       
You get a line and I’ll get a pole         
We’ll go down to the fishin’ hole         

Refrain Honey, oh baby, be mine          ALL
Go to your left, your right, your left      ALL
Go to your left, your right, your left, hey! ALL

I had a girl who lived on a creek
Honey, honey
I had a girl who lived on a creek
Baby, baby
I had a girl who lived on a creek
She was cute and she was sweet

I had a girl, looked good in blue
Honey, honey
I had a girl, looked good in blue
Baby, baby
I had a girl, looked good in blue
She could make a fool out of you

Party Hardy 

We are First  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

First  platoon’s gonna rock this place

Boom, check it out, check it out

Boom, check it out, check it out

No Sweat

One mile – No Sweat
Two mile – Better yet
Three miles – Gotta run
Four miles – Just for fun
Come on – Let’s go
We can go – Through the snow
We can run – To the sun
We train – In the rain
A-I
R-B
O-R
N-E
Can you be – Like me?
Airborne – Infantry  

Jesse James

Jesse James said before he died
There’s five things that he wanted to ride
Bicycle, tricycle, automobile
An M-1 tank and a ferris wheel

Jesse James said in his final will
He had five things that he wanted to kill
A lion, a tiger, a kangaroo
A long haired hippie, and instructor too
And if he could kill just one
He’d kill the instructor, let the hippie run 

All the Way

Hey! Hey! All the way,
We love to run every day.
If I were President and had my way,
There wouldn’t be a fat man in the Army today.
Everyone would be fit to fight,
Whether you test them day or night.

When I jump onto the old drop zone,
Most of the enemy had already gone.
Those that remained weren’t fit to fight,
So enemy contact was really light.
We ran the stragglers off the old drop zone,
Everything is quiet and they’re all gone 

Boo

I had a dog who’s name was Boo
Boo wanted to go to Infantry school
So early one day I took away his chow
And I motivated his bow-wow
I made him walk for 15 days
And put old Boo into a zombie haze
Now my Boo’s a trooper, too
Mess with him and he’ll bite you

R a n g e r

R is for rough and tough
A is for all the way
N is for never quit
G is for gung-ho
E is for excellence
R is for Ranger 

A i r b o r n e

A is for Airborne
I is for in the sky
R is for Ranger
B is for bonafide
O is for on the go
R is for Rock-n-Roll
N is for never quit
E is for everyday
‘Cause I’m Airborne
All the way Super-duper Paratrooper 

Chuck Norris

 (Sung to the tune of Airbooorrrrrnneee Rangerrrrrrrrrr)

I see the bearded ninja
Alone upon the hi-ill
His name is Chuck Norris
And kill I know he wi-ill

CHORUS:
Chuck No – orr – rr – iss
(Chuck, chuck, chuck he’s the man!)
Round hou-ou-ou-ou-se kick!

Now, Chuck’s not a surgeon
But he knows some tri-icks
The quickest way to a man’s heart
Is with Chuck Norris’ fi-ists

CHORUS

If you get out of li-ine
Chuck will put you in your pla-ace
The power of a roundhouse kick
Can be seen from outer spa-ace

CHORUS

If you can see Chuck Norris
Then he can see you-ou
If you can not see-ee him
He’s prob’ly right behind you

CHORUS

Don’t break the law in Texas
You’ll put yourself in danger
Chuck Norris’ twin brother
Is Walker Texas Ranger

CHORUS

He doesn’t have a chin
But should still be fear-ed
Legend tells of a third fist
Behind his magnificent be-eard 


CHORUS  

Up in the Morning

Up in the morning right be ‘fore dawn
Roll out of bed and put my jump boots on
Eat my breakfast too damn soon
Hungry as a hound dog by noon

Went to the mess hall on my knees

“Mess Sergeant, Mess Sergeant feed me please!”
Mess Sergeant said witha big ol’grin
“If you wanna be Airborne you gotta be thin”

Up in the morning at the break of day
Working so hard we never play
Running through the jungle where the sun don’t shine
All I do is double time 

The Surprise Jump

Late last night, it was drizzling rain,
Lying in bed I was feeling no pain.
I heard a ringing in my head,
It was the telephone, so I jumped from my bed.
I tripped, stumbled, and said hello,
My first sergeant said it was time to go.
I got to the company, hungry as could be,
The platoon sergeant gave me an “MRE”.
Chute on my back, destination unknown,
C-130 it began to groan.
Jumpmaster said now don’t you know,
Stand up trooper, it’s time to go.
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door,
Jump right out and count to four.
As I floated to the ground,
I began to look around.
Lights were shining up at me,
Where, oh, where could I be?
Jumpmaster, he had missed his spot,
This LZ was mighty hot.
Shake, fries and a “Big Mac” to go,
We landed at McDonalds, don’t cha know

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