Army Running Cadences

Momma Momma (Army Running Cadence)

mama mama can’t you see,
what the army’s done to me.

They put me in a barber’s chair,
spun me around I had no hair.

Mama mama can’t you see,
what the army’s done to me.

They took away my favorite jeans,
now I’m wearing army greens.

Mama mama can’t you see,
what the army’s done to me.

I use to date beauty queens,
now I love my M16.

Mama mama can’t you see,
what the army’s done to me.

I use to drive a Cadalliac,
now I carry one on my back.

 

No Sweat

(Army Running Cadence)

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


C-130

(Army Running Cadence)

C130 rollin down the strip
Recon ranger
Gonna take a little trip
Stand up, buckle up,
Shuffle to the door
Jump right out and count to four
And if my chute don’t open wide
I have another one by my side
And if that chute don’t open round
I’ll be the first one on the ground.

—-Other Endings——

If I die in the Spanish Moors
Bury me deep with a case of Coors

If I die in a firefight
Bury me deep with a case of Lite

If I die in a German Blitz
Bury me deep with a case of Schlitz

If I die don’t bring me back
Bury me with a case of Jack

And if I die in the old drop zone,
Box me up and ship me home.

If I die in a firefight
Bury me deep with a case of Lite

If I die in a German Blitz
Bury me deep with a case of Schlitz

If I die don’t bring me back
Bury me with a case of Jack

And if I die in the old drop zone,
Box me up and ship me home.

And if I die in the Korean mud
Bury me with a case of Bud
Bury speakers all around my head
So I can rock with the Grateful Dead
Bury speakers all around my toes
So I can rock with Axel Rose
Bury me deep with a case of Schlitz
If I die don’t bring me back
Bury me with a case of Jack

And if I die in the old drop zone,
Box me up and ship me home.

 

Jesse James ( Army Running Cadence)

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

(Army Running Cadence)

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 (Army Running Cadence)

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

 

Ranger (Army Running Cadence)

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

 

Airborne (Army Running Cadence)

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 (Army Running Cadence)

(sung to the tune of Airbooorrrrrnneee Rangerrrrrrrrrr)

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

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

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

 

Up in the Morning (Army Running Cadence)

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 (Army Running Cadence)

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

 

Beating my Drum (Army Running Cadence)

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

 

7 thoughts on “Army Running Cadences

  • December 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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    There is one that’s a play on words for “put another nickel in the nickeleon…” we used to sing in Germany.

    Stick him with your bayonet
    If he moves he’s not dead yet
    But all I ever way to see is bodies, bodies, bodies!

    (Alternative line goes)
    …Screaming bloody commies.

    Another funny running cadence:

    Birdy birdy in the sky
    Why’d you did that white wash in my eye!?
    Can’t stop the mean and the green
    Can’t stop this fighting machine
    Cause’ we’re hard core!

    I can think of a bunch more not listed here.

    • August 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm
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      I used to live on a German army base. My dad was in Iraq, and every morning I woke up to cadences. I remember one that started with “My girl’s a vegetable.” But, I can’t remember the rest.

  • February 16, 2015 at 6:08 am
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    I think you should and the running cadence drip drop

  • May 6, 2015 at 1:45 am
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    I know a girl, her name is Stella!
    She took me down into her cella!
    She fed me whine and whiskey too!
    She let me play with her ring-dang-do!
    Ring-dang-do, now what is that?
    It’s soft and furry like a putty tat!
    Come on airborne, dontcha linger!
    Ring-dang-do will swallow your finger!
    Come on airborne, won’t do no harm!
    Ring-dang-do will swallow your arm!
    Come on airborne, dontcha beg!
    Ring-dang-do will swallow your leg!
    I got many more, if you’re interested-Justin Burd Dco 3/504 PIR 82d Airborne Division

    • September 3, 2015 at 5:17 am
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      Nice. Not a huge fan of cadence, but it’s shit like this-that we can’t say anymore- that I miss. Damn new soft army.

  • September 1, 2015 at 4:07 am
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    I do not know the name of this cadence but we saying it a lot in basic training it goes “go to the playground where all the children play pull put my uzi and i begin to spray…” i have been looking for it but can not find it if anyone knows please let me know. Thank you.

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