Marine Cadence

Marine Cadence

“Gonna run all day ’till the running’s done!”

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  • Cpl Burton

    That one’s changed a little, I learned it in ’07 on PI and it went:
    Little yellow birdie with a little yellow bill,
    Landed on my windowsill.
    I lured him in with a piece of bread,
    Then I bit off his mother f***ing head!
    Little brown puppy with the big brown eyes,
    Wandered in from outside.
    I lured him close with a piece of meat,
    Then I ran a nail through his feet!
    Stupid puppy!
    Should have known:
    Blood makes
    The grass grow!


  • Randy K.

    Little bird with a yellow bill,
    landed on my window sill.
    First I fed him crumbs of bread,
    then I crushed his fuckin head.

    MCRD SD 1969


  • Ray Kelley

    Birdie Birdie In The Sky
    Drop A little White Wash In My Eye
    I’m No Swabby I Won’t Cry
    Gee I’m Glad That Cows Don’t Fly
    Platoon 342….Parris Island….June…1965


  • Paul

    52 years ago I would have thought that to be funny. 4 daughters and 3 granddaughters later not so funny. Paul


  • Gregorio James

    Hey there Air Force,
    Get in your planes and carry me
    We are Marine Corps Infantry
    Best you know on Land and Sea.
    Hey there Navy,
    Get in your boats and transport me,
    We are Marine Corps Infantry
    Best you know on Land and Sea.
    Hey there Army,
    Climb in your tanks and follow me,
    We are Marine Corps Infantry
    Best you know on Land and Sea.
    Hey there civilians,
    Get off your butts and follow me
    We are Marine Corps Infantry
    Best you know on Land and Sea!

    MCRD San Diego, 1974


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