Marine’s Hymn


(Melody by W.E. Christian, 1917, Lyrics by Jacques Offenbach, 1867)

1. From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and 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.

2. Our flag’s unfurled 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.

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 are guarded
By United States Marines.

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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