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Arranged by: A. Tregina U.S. Marine Band

Official Song of the United States Marine Corps

Stamp of Bishop Studio 43 Main St. New London, Conn on front cover.

Publisher: Manhattan Publications 799 Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. Published 1942 by Manhattan Publications

Copyright: 1919 by U.S. Marine Corps, U.S.A. Used by permission of the Copyright Owner

Advertisements: inside front cover “Music Classic Series” with 2 lists of Piano and Vocal songs at 40c each. There are snippets of the sheet music on the inside back cover.

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[Verse 1]
From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country’s battles on the land as on the sea;
First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.

[Verse 2]
Our flag’s unfurl’d to ev’ry breeze from dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far off northern lands, and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job the United States Marines.

[Verse 3]
Here’s health to you and to our Corps which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life, and never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes,
They will find the streets guarded by United States Marines.


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