Marines' Hymn (From the Halls of Montezuma)
DESCRIPTION: "From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli We fight our country's battles On the land and on the sea." The singers are "proud to claim the title of United States Marines." They fight well and toast the success of the Marines wherever they go
AUTHOR: music: Jacques Offenbach
EARLIEST DATE: 1868 (music published, according to Fuld)
KEYWORDS: marines travel
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Niles/Moore, pp. 72-76, "Marine Hymn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-Barroom, pp. 105-106, "The Marines' Song" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, pp. 350-352, "The Marines' Hymn"
NOTES [26 words]: Fuld cites reports that the words to this might go back to 1847, but observes that they cannot be verified; the first datable text seems to date from 1918. - RBW
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