The Song of the Marines

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"The Song of the Marines"
Published1937
LanguageEnglish
FormMilitary march
 
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For the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps, see Marines' Hymn.
"The Song of the Marines"
Published1937
LanguageEnglish
FormMilitary march

The Song of the Marines is a song written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics);[1] it was featured in the 1937 Warner Bros. film, The Singing Marine.[2] It is also featured in the 1942 cartoon Conrad the Sailor and is briefly sung by Daffy Duck in the 1953 cartoon Duck Amuck, both of which were produced by Warner Bros.' animation studio.[3] The song is also featured in the Warner Bros. cartoon "Snow Business," featuring Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird. [4]

In 1962, Dick Powell, star of The Singing Marine, reprised the song in a cameo appearance in an episode of Ensign O'Toole, a TV series owned by his production company.

Lyrics[edit]

Over the sea, let's go men!
We're shovin' right off, we're shovin' right off again
Nobody knows where or when
We're shovin' right off, we're shovin' right off again
It may be Shanghai, farewell and goodbye
Sally and Sue, don't be blue
We'll just be gone for years and years and then
We're shovin' right off for home, shovin' right off for home
Shovin' right off for home again
Over the sea, lets go men.
We're shovin' right off, we're shovin' right off again
Nobody knows where or when
We're sailin' away, we're sailin' away again.
From the halls of Moctezuma, To the shores of Tripoli
We will fight a raging battle-front
From Sea to Shining Sea
(repeat 1st verse)

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In Conrad the Sailor, the lyrics in bold were changed to "We're leavin' today, it's anchors aweigh", to fit with the Navy.[5]

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