Army Running Cadences – Top 5

I’ve been a fan of running cadences ever since I attended New Mexico Military Institute in the Fall of 1996 as a college prep school. There is just something that tugs on the heart strings when a team runs together with a great song. Hope you enjoy them. If I’ve missed any cadences please leave them below.

Momma Momma (Army Running Cadence)

Mama Mama 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
Can you be – Like me?
Airborne – Infantry

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

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7 thoughts on “Army Running Cadences – Top 5

  • Fred Appleyard

    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.

    • Chris Amos

      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.

  • Travis Anderson

    I think you should and the running cadence drip drop

  • Justin Burd

    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

    • Joe joe

      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.

  • Dustin Cook

    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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