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EuGene Military Jodies? (142* d) RE: Military Jodies? 24 Jun 07

I forgot another chant that most Army guys might remember, the Airborne Ranger chant:

The first two lines (both the same wording) were sung to a tune similar to (if not exactly like) the opening line melody of the 1960's pop tune "Sukiyaki" (by a Japanese singer, and sung in Japanese). This chant was only used when we were marching double-time, which means trotting, similar to a jogging pace:

"I wanna be an Airborne Ranger,
I wanna live a life of danger."

(this was followed by ad-libbed chants, each chant separated from the preceding one by 3 beats/footfalls)

"Up the hill."
"Down the hill."
"Over the hill."
"Under the hill."
"Through the hill."
etc. etc.

The troops would also throw in a lot of loud grunts, "Ah-HOO-Ah!", and other battle cries . . . we probably sounded like a bunch of Don Cossacks singing "Meadowland", sans whistling. I'm guessing that we sounded so fierce that we scared meanies everywhere they might be lurking, sort of like when Puff ". . . let out his mighty roar."   Eu

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