Sunday, November 10, 2013

Song for Sunday: The Caissons Go Rolling Along

Veteran's Day is tomorrow. 

My father served in the army. He was a Vietnam era vet, though he never saw action. I was born on the army base at Ft. Leonard Woods, MO. So the army is the military branch I connect to most easily. But I post this Song for Sunda, which has been in my head this week, in honor of all U.S. veteran's of every branch. May God richly bless you all!!



The Caissons Go Rolling Along
(The Army's Official Song)

Over hill, over dale
As we hit the dusty trail,
And the Caissons go rolling along.
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And the Caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where'er you go,
You will always know
That the Caissons go rolling along. 

In the storm, in the night,
Action left or action right
See those Caissons go rolling along
Limber front, limber rear,
Prepare to mount your cannoneer
And those Caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where'er you go,
You will always know
That the Caissons go rolling along. 

Was it high, was it low,
Where the heck did that one go?
As those Caissons go rolling along
Was it left, was it right,
Now we won't get home tonight
And those Caissons go rolling along.

Then it's hi! hi! hee!
In the field artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For where'er you go,
You will always know
That the Caissons go rolling along.
That the Caissons go rolling along.
That the Caissons go rolling along.


                   ~Brigadier General E. L. Gruber
         (I guess it is now "The Army Goes Rolling Along" , but this is what it was when my father
           served.)





Thank You, Veterans!!!




2 comments:

  1. Great song! And wonderful tribute to both your father and all veterans. Thank you.

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