From the recording This is My Country


Over hill, over dale, we will hit the dusty trail,
And the caissons go rolling along.
In and out, hear them shout, counter marching all about
And the caissons go rolling along
For it’s Hi! Hi! Hee! In the field artillery
Shout out your numbers loud and strong
And where e’er you go, you will always know
That those caissons go rolling along.

Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh.
Farewell to college joys. We sail at break of day (day, day, day)
Through our last night on share, hail to the foam
Until we meet once more here’s wishing you a happy voyage home

We’re always ready for the call, we place our trust in Thee
Through surf and storm and howling gale, high shall our purpose be
“Semper Paratus” is our guide, our fame and glory too
To fight and save or fight and die, Aye! Coast Guard we are for you.

Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sun
Here they come, zooming to meet our thunder
“At em boys, give ‘er the gun”
Down they dive spouting their flame from under
Off with one terrible roar
We live in fame or go down in flame
For nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force

From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli
We will fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea
First to fight for right and freedom and to keep our honor clean
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marines