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Army Song
The Army Song

First to Fight for the right
And to build the Nation's Might
As the Army goes rolling along

Proud of we all have done
Fighting till the battle's won
As the Army goes rolling along

Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army's on it's way
Count off the cadence loud and strongTWO! THREE!

For where ever you go
You will always know
That the Army goes rolling along!
Did you know...

The song was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant [later Brigadier General Edmund L. Gruber, while stationed in the Philippines in 1908 as the "Caisson Song."  The original lyrics reflect routine activities in a horse-drawn field artillery battery.  The song was transformed into a march by John Philip Sousa in 1917 and renamed "The Field Artillery Song."

It was adopted in 1956 as the official song of the Army and retitled, "The Army Goes Rolling Along."  The current lyrics tell the story of our past, our present, and our future.  For more on the history of "The Army Goes Rolling Along," click on A Soldier's Song.

The "Army Goes Rolling Along" is played at the conclusion of every U.S. Army ceremony and all soldiers are expected to stand and sing.

Information from http://bands.army.mil/music/armysong.asp

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