The Infantry

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Portion of the song "The Infantry"


Full Lyrics:


The Infantry

Hike, all you Doughboys, pass in review,
Hike, for the Nation depends on you;
Come, sling your load again,
Come, take the road again;
Tramp, tramp, tramping down the broad highway.
Hike, show your speed and "Fall In," let's go;
Hike, take the lead and mop up the foe;
Monarchs we are today of all that we may survey,
The Kings of the broad highway!
Then hail to the Kings of the Highway
When the backbone of the Army's moving out,
And it's "Forward into line,"
The Doughboy fighting line,
And hike to put the enemy to rout;
Oh, the dashing, flashing, smashing, snarling Doughboys,
Who for pacifism never give a damn;
They hike as the Kings of the Highway
And fight like the sons of Uncle Sam.



Copyright 1937. Brig. Gen. R. J. Burt, U. S. A., Ret., and S. A. Dapp, copyright owners.



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Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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