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PREFACE

Music and verse seem to have followed the military through
o u t h i s t o r y. T h e B i b l e t e l l s o f J o s h u a a n d h i s u s e o f t h e t r u m p e t
in battle. The epic poems of Greece deal with military engagements.
The Romans used drums and trumpets in battle and when on parade.

Through the middle ages, music entertained and signaled troops.

M u s i c a l s o i n s t i l l e d c o m r a d e r y, m o r a l e a n d h e l p e d b u i l d e s p r i t d e
corps. As time changed, the instriaments and bands became more
sophisticated.

The bagpipes of the hills and shepherds, the fife and drum,
and then the full military bands of later centuries all played
their

part

in

military

tradition.



Civil Air Patrol, too, has its tradition of military music
and verse. During World War II, a technical specialist insignia

was authorized for CAP musicians. It was a black satin patch with
gold lyre within a gold border, which was worn on the right sleeve.
This was changed to white and blue in the 1950's and then discon
tinued

in

the

1960s.

During WWII, Orchestra Leader Jose Iturbi served as the
National
activities

Musician

of

CAP

nationwide.

and

coordinated

the

various

musical

The

ballads

and

marches

include

all

such

CAP

music

which

could be located during the almost two years spent on research
for this project. The drill songs represent only a sample of the
many songs which marching troops have sung through the years.

These bits of music are all part of our tradition which goes
back to 1941, when Air Defense was the job of the Air Corps and
C i v i l D e f e n s e s o m e t h i n g n e w.

T h e C A P e a r n e d i t s p l a c e i n h i s t o r y. T h e " fl y i n g m i n u t e m e n "
did the job and gave us a fine example to follow. The songs and
music which have been passed down to us, tell the story of their
activity and pride. This is the pride and morale which made them
fly miles out to sea to protect convoys and today makes us respond
to a SAR call at any time day or night.

Since one of the stated goals of the National Historical
Committee is to foster "esprit de corps", this project was under
taken to help us all remember our tradition and bring CAP music
to each member. Our own music should be available during all CAP
ceremonial occasions. Not all CAP units have bands, but perhaps
s o m e d a y , s o m e o n e w i l l r e c o r d o u r m u s i c a l o n g w i t h Ta p s a n d t h e
National Anthem and each unit will have our CAP march and songs to
help foster pride and build morale.
SEMPER

A l l a n F. P o g o r z e l s k i
Lt.

Colonel,

National
1 9 8 5

CAP

Historical

Committee

VIGILANDS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Any historical project is never the work of one person.
Research, interviews and just looking through the attic takes
the time and effort of many willing hands. It would take pages
to

list

the

contributions

of

all

the

people

who

helped.

Just

as on a Search and Rescue mission, every person contributes to
the success of the whole mission, whether you answer the tele
phone, make the coffee, sight the target or pull the survivor
from the wreck. Here, too, all have helped make this monograph
a reality and the author thanks them all.

Nevertheless, special acknowledgement must be made of a
few special contributions. Special thanks to Colonel Les Hopper,
C A P, t h e N a t i o n a l H i s t o r i a n w h o fi r s t t h o u g h t o f t h e t o p i c a n d
channeled all contributions and sources to me during the past
t w o y e a r s . L i e u t e n a n t C o l o n e l L e n B l a s c o v i c h , C A P, d e s e r v e s
thanks for making the national file on Lieutenant Robinson and
t h e s o n g c o n t e s t a v a i l a b l e . M a j o r G e r a l d i n e O s t l i n g , C A P, p r o
vided the text of most of the drill songs and made that section
p o s s i b l e . F i n a l l y, s p e c i a l t h a n k s t o m y w i f e . M a j o r D o r o t h y
Pogorzelski, CAP who helped put my scratchings into acceptable
English and to Mrs. Kathryn Fries, who typed this monograph.

W

I

TA B L E

w

OF

CONTENTS

B A L L A D S
CIVIL

AIR PAT R O L ,

BASE

21

.

BALLAD
THE

BALLAD

OF

BALLAD

CIVIL

OF THE

BRING

I

. Robinson, Lt. Dorothy (WAC)

THE

OUT

DON'T

AIR

PAT R O L

.

.

NO

....

MORE

OF

C . A . P.

.

.

.

M A J O R ' S J E E P, T H E
MEN

OF

S PA C E

THE
AGE

S TA R

LIAISON

Ray

6

. Anonymous

8
9

. Anonymous

1 0
12

.

PAT R O L

Winsor,

Lt.

(CAP)

....

. Robb,Ch(Maj) David(CAP)

P R AY E R

S PA N G L E D

Nault,

5

. Anonymous

PAT R O L

BARGES

WANT

.

Lt.A.&Sloan,Lt.C.(CAP)

. Anonymous

C O A S TA L

THE

.

Kendric,

2

.

BANNER

K e y,

Francis

Scott

13
14

....

16

MARCHES
41

w

CIVIL

AIR PAT R O L ,

THE

.

Hanna,

Te d

CIVIL

AIR PAT R O L ,

THE

.

Large,

Don

A

C . A . P.

IS

ON

THE

GO

.

1 8

.

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. Mills,Capt.Robt.(CAP)& Josef

.

19

23

Myrow
CIVIL
CIVIL

A I R PAT R O L

CIVIL

AIR

CIVIL

A I R PAT R O L

. Moen, Lt. John R.(CAP) . .

AIR P A T R O L

CADETS

WE'RE
U.S.

OF

MARCH

. P r i c e , J a c k & R i l e y, L o w e l l

CIVIL

FORCE

AIR

PAT R O L

.

.

.

32

.

MARCH

THE

AIR

. M o o r e , L t C o l L e w i s ( C A P ) & N e 11 M a n 2 8

SONG

PAT R O L , T H E

THE

35

Salerno,

Lawrence

. Wenrich, Percy
Anonymous

SONG

2 5

Crawford,

39
40

Robert

41

Included in this section are all songs located,
which were not marching songs. Some have survived only
in part and the first official song of the Civil Air
Patrol

On

was

never

located.

Also included are the words of the National Anthem.
numerous occations, the writer has heard the Anthem

sung at Civil Air Patrol functions, yet it seems many
people did not remember all the words. It was included

h e r e w i t h t h e h o p e t h a t i t w i l l h e l p u s a l w a y s r e m e m b e r.

Note:

Only

Nault's

"Ballad

has
been
located
made
cl965.

of

recorded.

1

the
It

Civil
is

on

Air
a

Patrol",
45

RPM

THE

(The

First

CIVIL

Official

AIR

CAP

PAT R O L

Song

-

1942)

There are not copies of the words or music available to the first
official

Civil

Air

Patrol

song.

There

is,

however,

an

interesting

story which explains what happened.

E a r l y i n 1 9 4 2 , M i s s D o r o t h y R o b i n s o n o f Ya k i m a , W a s h i n g t o n , w r o t e
a ballad simply entitled "The Civil Air Patrol". She was a pilot and
member of the No. 93 (Washington) Wing and sent copies of the song to
t h e W i n g C o m m a n d e r R . H i n k l e y. T h e w i n g s t a f f s e n t l e t t e r s a n d p h o n o

graph records to National Headquarters CAP in Washington, D.C. This
c o r r e s p o n d e n c e c o n t i n u e d f r o m Wa s h i n g t o n t o Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . u n t i l
October 1942, when this song was designated the "official" CAP song.
In the meantime. Miss Robinson volunteered for the Women's Army

A u x i l i a r y C o r p s ( WA A C ) a n d l a t e r w a s s e l e c t e d f o r WA C O f fi c e r C a n d i
date School. As you can imagine, she was kept rather busy and so she

left all questions dealing with the CAP song in the fiands of the wing
and National Headquarters.

Whether by accident, overwork or design, the auestion of publish
ing and printing the song went back and forth by mail from the wing

s t a f f t o C a p t a i n K e n d e l l H o y t , A A F, t h e N a t i o n a l I n t e l l i g e n c e O f fi c e r .
In December 1942 a song contest was announced. In the next few

months, an additional forty to fifty songs were received. Miss Robin
son's song was still considered the best, except for one problem. It

w a s n o t a m a r c h . To s o l v e t h i s p r o b l e m , i n A p r i l o f 1 9 4 3 a n a d d i t i o n a l
song, a march, was also designated as "official". That march, written

by Lowell Riley and Jack Price of the Ohio Wing was the second "official"
CAP song.

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Base

21

Ballad

V y By Lt. A. C. Kendrick & Lt. Carl Sloan
(Sung to the tune of Prisoner's Song)

Now I*d like to tell you the story
Of some famous flying bricks.
They are put together with some mucilage
And

They

some

take

old

discarded

damn

near

sticks.

all

the

r u n w a y.

Their motors spit and spew.

And the boys wiho haven't chewed their cushions
Are distinct, in fact damn few.

Oh, we coax and plead with these Stinsons
Out

over

the

water

for

five

hours.

And these red and beautiful things behind us
Are

sure

as

hell

not

flowers.

Their legs are very spindly
And their wings are rather short.
But when Robbie dives them at a pony
He can really make them snort.
Now
And
Who
And

t h e r e i s a p i l o t n a m e d R e v. W i l l i a m s
his co-pilot Robert Wagstaff
trusted a Voyager too far
wound up in a rubber life raft.

There is a fine old pilot named Mr. Jesse
All the boys call him POP
Vlho

flew

one

into

some

weather

And on his tail he did plop.
There is another fine pilot name Captain Howard
W h o d e c i d e d o n t h e s h o r t r u n w a y.
Yo u c a n g e t t h e r e s t o f t h e s t o r y f r o m Te a c h e y
W h o d a m n n e a r b r o k e h i s n e c k t h a t d a y.

The mechanics say we have the Gremlins,
That

our

motors

will

never

blink

But we let them tell this story

To t h e b o y s w h o h a v e b e e n i n t h e d r i n k .
Major cries a well worn story
That a Voyager will never fail.
And if you don't believe this hokum
Yo u w i l l w i n d u p i n t h e B e a u f o r t j a i l .

,

^

And

the

Now we are sure going to miss Barkers Island
barefooted
babes
galore.

But we are sure as hell glad of one thing.

We w o n ' t h a v e t o r i d e t h o s e d a m n Vo y a g e r s n o m o r e .

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Road

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PAT R O L

Mandalay
I

On the highways of the ocean
Where Old Glory is unfurled
Where the grim, gray ships are sailing
With supplies to free the world.
Where the Nazi subs are lurking
There

free

sailorinen

extole

Those flying, fighting seamen
Of

the

Civil

Air

Patrol.

Air

Patrol

CHORUS

Of

the

Civil

Out there pouring on the coal.
Yo u c a n h e a r t h e i r m o t o r s h u m m i n g
Where the deep blue waters roll

From the sluggish Rio Grande
To S a i n t L a u r e n c e r o c k - b o u n d b a y .

They're the guardians of our shipping
A n d t h e s u b m a r i n e ' s d i s m a y.
I

W*'

And

the

I

When the cold gray dawn is breaking
wolf-pack
hovers
nigh^
When the skipper scans the ocean
With a grim and worried eye.
Then a distant sound grows louder
And brings comfort to his soul.
For he knows his ship is covered
By the Civil Air Patrol.
CHORUS

I

I

I

When the golden light of sunset
M a r k s t h e c l o s i n g o f t h e d a y.
The ship's shadow flees before her
A s s h e p l o w s h e r e a s t w a r d w a y.
Then

a

shout

comes

from

the

lookout

Pointing towards the sky's red bowl,
A n d h e g r i n s " To n i g h t w e ' l l S l e e p , b o y s .
There's

Note:

This

version

of

the

a

Civil

"Coastal

Air

Patrol"

ballad (to be sung to the tune of
"The Road to Mandalay") came from
B e a u m o n t , Te x a s , C P B a s e ( # 1 0 ) .
A

8

Patroll"

SEND

OUT

THE

BARGES

W
The

Fairchild
went
out
o'er
the
ocean.
The
Fairchild
went
out
o'er
the
sea.

The

Fairchild

went

down

on

the

island.

Oh, send out the barges for me.
Send out, send
me, for me.

out,

send

out

the

barges

for

Send out, send out, of, send out the barges for
m

e

.

W

From Base 17 Report

9
W

A

I

DON'T

WANT

NO

MORE

OF

C . A . P.

Words & Music-adopted

Handed down by

from
a
C1940.

Oral

Barracks

Ballad

The biscuits that they give you
They say are mighty fine.
One

fell

off

the

table

And killed a pal of mine.
C h o r u s ;

Oh, I don't want no more
Gee, Mom, I wanna go

of

C . A . P.

But they won't let me go
Gee, Mom, I wanna go home.

The sweaters that they give you
They say are mighty fine
It'll take Betty Grable
To

fill

out

all

of

mine.

C h o r u s

The shoes that they give you
They say are mighty fine
Yo u r

ask

for

number

7

They give you number 9.
W

C h o r u s

The movies that they give you
They say are mighty fine
Yo u a s k f o r B e t t y G r a b l e ,
They give you Frankenstein.
Chorus

The chicken that they give you.
They say are mighty fine.
One jumped off the table
And

started

marchin'

time.

C h o r u s

The coats that they give you,
They say are mighty fine.
Me and my buddy
Can

both

fit

into

Chorus

&

1 0

mine.

Tradition

BASE 21 REPORT

Page 70

It

bounds

o'er

the

land

with

the

greatest of ease.
Yo u h o l d w i t h y o u r h a n d s a n d y o u
guide with your knees.
Like the rattles of dish pans and the
buzz

of

the

bees

The major now has a jeep.

a

1 2

(

The

Men

of

the

Liaison

Patrol

V jj /

Stranger, pause a while and listen
While I spin a little story
Of the bravery of the men that no one knows;
T h e n g o t e l l t h i s s t o r y, s t r a n g e r.
Let

the

world

know

all

about

it.

Te l l t h e i r d e e d s o f g u t s a n d v a l o r i n t h i s s h o w .
They are those who fly the border.
Jolly lads who fly the river in its

course.

O'er the peaks and through the canyons.

Flying low they scare the rabbits in the brush.
They're the "Old Ones" CAPers.
Veterans

of

the

coast

and

mountains

Strangers to the parachute so much in vogue
N e a t h t h e c l o u d s , t h e y fl y m o s t g l a d l y.
On through wind and rain they travel
Eyes alert for every happening there below.

On their sleeve, gold cacti gleaming.
On their shoulders, red tabs screaming,
IVhile the Donkey ears adorn their caps before.

W'

Bear

T h e s e m e n m u s t w a l k w i t h a s w a g g e r,

the

moniker

"The

Bragger"

^

On the army's G-2 Board, they write the score.

Dedicated to all the brave men
I
serve
with,
fine
fellows.
Foolish
Devils

All members by choice of

Liaison Patrol #2.
" W i n d s o r "

W i n d s o r

2 n d L i e u t . , C A PA A FA
Asst.

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j

1 3

Int.

Off.

A

S PA C E - A G E

P R AY E R

By David A. Robb,
Chaplain
C A P
CIVIL

AIR

PAT R O L

Creative Life, whose galaxies
Are signatures on high.
Whose hand stretched forth the canopies
Of space 'neath which we lie
Whose voice amid the void gave birth
t o w o r l d s e m b r a c e d i n s k y,
Bless

those

who

venture

o'er

the

earth

A n d t h o s e w h o d a r e t o fl y.
Outreaching Love, whose cares attend
The falling of a bird.
Let Everlasting Arms extend
To s t r o n g l y u n d e r g i r d ;
But should man's knowledge fail, and chart
A

course

where

harms

accost.

Then move us with compassioned heart
To

seek

and

save

the

lost.

S u s t a i n i n g L a w, w h o s e c o s m i c d u s t
Expands and circle still.
Expand our wisdom, love and trust
Round thine encircling Will.
Let

missies

of

our

faith

transcend

All worldly pulls in space.
That spirit, deeds, and lives ascend
To r e a l m s o f h e a v e n l y p l a c e .
Uplifted Lord, to whom we riseFirst Conquorer of space.
Bless man, "impatient for the skies".
To s o a r , p r o p e l l e d b y g r a c e ;
Unstopped by clouds, let upright deeds
Make straight beyond the sod
New highways of our Lord which lead
To s k y w a y s o f o u r G o d !

Written for a Civil Air Patrol Hymn embracing its functions of
Aeropace Education, Search and Rescue, and Character Guidance.
Dedicated

to

both

the

Civil

Air

Patrol

and

the

Fourteenth

F o r c e , w h e r e i n t h e a u t h o r h a s l e a r n e d t o l o v e t h e s k y.
Tune:

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CMD

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The

Star

Spangled

Banner

O h . t S a y, c a n y o u s e e , b y t h e d a w n ' s e a r l y l i g h t
What so proudly we hailed, at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so galantly streaming.

A n d t h e r o c k e t s ' r e d g l a r e , t h e b o m b s b u r s t i n g i n a i r.
Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there.
O h , s a y, d o e s t h a t s t a r s p a n g l e d b a n n e r y e t w a v e .
O'er

the

land

Between

their

of

the

free,

and

the

home

of

the

brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
lov'd

homes

and

the

war's

desolation.

Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land.
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just.
And this be our motto, "In God is our Trust".

A n d t h e S t a r S p a n g l e d B a n n e r, i n t r i u m p h s h a l l w a v e .
O'er

the

land

of

the

free

and

the

W

X

16

home

of

the

brave

In

this

official

section

Civil Air

all

CAP

Patrol

marches

songs,

are

(Price

&

listed.

Riley

The

four

1943,

W e n r i c h 1 9 5 2 , M i l l s & M y r o w, 1 9 5 9 a n d M o o r e & N e l l 1 9 6 0 )
are

included.

There

has

been

no

music

located

for

Wenrich's

cadet song and no lyric could be found for Moen's march.
The Air Force Song, or as presented here the Army Air
Corps Song is included because of our special relationship
with

the

Air

Force.

This

version

was

chosen

because

it

predates the organization of the Civil Air Patrol, 1941 and
the

United

States

Air

Force,

1947.

N o t e : " C . A . P. i s o n t h e g o " , w a s r e c o r d e d a n d c o p i e s s e n t
to

all

Civil

Air

Patrol

units

in

1960

on

a

45

RPM

Phonograph record. Some copies are still in service.
It was played by the U.S. Air Force Band, and sung by
the Air Force Singing Sergeants.

W

K

1 7



The

Civil

Air

Patrol

(A March)
W

Lyric

Music by

by

L t . Te d H a n n a , C A P
Cleveland, Ohio 1943

Walberg Brown

WGAR, Music Director

Contact

the

Civil

Air

Patrol,

We cruise our Country's skies,
With

ever

Contact

watchful

the

Civil

eyes.
Air

Patrol.

On guard the clock around.
Aloft or on the ground.
Across

the

nation,

sea

to

sea.

F l a s h t h e w i n g s o f C . A . P.
To d r i v e t h e s u b s f r o m s h i p p i n g l a n e s .
To

rush

First

Aid

across

the

plain.

To fl y y o u t h e r e a n d b a c k a g a i n .
The

-Please

note:

No

Civil

music

Air

survived

W

k.

1 8

Patrol.

for

this

item.

Marching Song of the C.A.P

(The Civil Air Patro'l)
By Don Large

Copywright 19 43
There's a group of men and women in this mighty land.
Who realize the trouble and the danger now at hand.

They've built an organization second to none
through out the nation,
and

their

services

are

in

demand.

Where ever you go, what ever you do.
T h e C . A . P. w i l l s e e y o u t h r o u g h .
W e ' r e t h e p i l o t s o f t h e C . A . P.
We're on duty over land and sea.
Though the way be tough!
and the weather rough1
We'll be on the job until the Axis have enough.
From

Canada

to

the

Gulf

of

Mexico,

We guard the ships from lurking death below:^
Victory

is

of

Civil

the

the

goal
Air

of

the

Patrol.

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THE

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Music

March)

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Copyright 195 9
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CAP

Music by Josef Myrov/

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W e a r e t h e C - A - P, w e ' r e o n t h e g o .
We're always, always, always on the go.
We are ready in peace.
R e a d y i n w a r.
Ready for what we're needed for
The

C-A-P

is

on

the

Go.

Down on the ground. Up in the blue.
Set to protect the living likes of you.
From training cadets to flying patrol.
With air supremacy our goal.
We of the C-A-P want you to know
We're always, always, always, on the go.
In this land of the free, we'll protect
So

feel

secure

to

know

That the Civil Air Patrol is on the go.

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Art. by FLOYD B. ITERIE,

(The Civil Air Patrol March) Lyric by ROBERT MILLS

Chief Arranger, VS. Air Force Band
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CIVIL

AIR

PAT R O L

(March Song)

Copyright 1960
Music by Lewis L. Moore, LtCol CAP

Lyrics by Neill Mann
T h e C . A . P. , t h e a u x i l i a r y o f t h e U n i t e d
States

Air

Force.

We fly our planes o*er the land and sea
what

ever

the

mission

be.

Our men are proud, their standards high
Sing praises to the sky
United we stand for this great hand.
We're

the

Civil

Air

Patrol.

1. Our flying men stand ever true to
uphold our honor, too.
W h e n d u t y c a l l s u s , w e a r e r e a d y.
We fly into the blue.
And

when
We

our

know

mission's
that

we

work

have

is

done.

won.

We have spread our fame, preserved
Civil

our
name
forever
Air
Patrol.

in

the

2. Our boys and girls are in there, too.
So courageous, strong and true.
Our Chaplains guide them
Ajid

we

train

them

As part of our fighting crew.
And if the Air Force calls them in.
They'll qualify as men.
They have the finest training
We could give them
In

the

Civil

2 8

Air

Patrol.

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N AT I O N A L C O M M A N D E R

Brigadier General, U.S.A.F.

Civil Air Patrol

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
CIVIL

AIR

AUXILIARY OF THE

UNITED

PAT R O L
S TAT E S A I R

FORCE

Ellington Air Force Base, Texas

The mission of Civil Air Patrol today includes air search and rescue,
the capability of providing emergency service In the event of local or
national disaster and perhaps the most important and far reaching
of all the development in our youth of an awareness of the problems
of the Air Age and an interest in their intelligent solution. As an auxiliary
of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is keeping pace with those
who keep the peace. Music is a vital part of America and particularly of

America's youth. I hope that young people, especially our Civil Air Patrol
cadets, will stay in tune with this song.

-- Stepl^D. McEIroy Brigadier General, USAF
,
N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r, C i v i l A i r P a t r o l

Civil
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MARCH

Air

Patrol
SONG

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I i r . k

men

stand

ev

-

er

to up - hold our hon - or
So cour - a-geous,strong and

true,

girls are in there too.

When du - ly calls
Our chaplains guide

blue,
c r e w .

us

we

W e fl y ii n

are

And when our
And
if
the

mis-sion^s work is done.
Air

Force

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to

the

p a r t o f o>ur fight - ing
ur

them and we

calls

them

in

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know

that

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Words by" '

(Official CA.E Song)

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Civil Air Patrol
MARCH SONG

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THE

CIVIL

AIR

PAT R O L

( O f fi c i a l C . A . P. S o n g )
Words by Jack Price
Music by Lowell Riley

On patrol with eagle eyes.
On to victory!

We'll Flv anthing that flies;
That's

the

C . A . P.

Chorus

F o r t h e g l o r y o f L i b e r t y,
For the Red, White and Blue,
Give us any kind of orders;

We're the guys who'll see them through.
Though the sky may be overcast.

Though fog banks may roll.

Never heed 'em. Fly for freedom
In

the

CIVIL

AIR

32

W

PAT R O L .

The Civil Air Patrol
(Official GA. P Song)

Words bv

JACK PRICE

Music by
LOWELL

March tempo

Copyright 1943 by ALLIED MUSIC CORPORATION, 1270 Sixth Ave., New York, N Y
.
International
Copyright
Secured
Made
in
U.S.A.

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civil

Lawrence

Air

Patrol

March

Salerno

Copywright 1943

V7e're

the

We're

Civil

the

Air

Patrol.

war-birds

of

the

s k y.

We're the Army's eyes in homeland skies;
that's why we're flying high.
Once our flying was for fun,
N o w, i t ' s w o r k i n s t e a d o f p l a y.
We're the practice targets for the guns,
that guard the U.S.A.
?7e hope and pray

bur turn will come someday
V7hen

we

are

on

the

coast

patrol

To d i v e a n d fi g h t
The submarines we sight
and
We're

the

add

another

Civil

Air

to

our

toll.

Patrol

Va l i a n t g u a r d i a n s o f t h e b l u e ,
Till the haopy day
when

hearts

are

true.

Then we'll fly home to you.

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A MARCHING SONG

CADETS

OF

THE

CIVIL

Civil

Air

AIR

PAT R O L

By: Percy Wenrich
Cadets

of

the

Patrol,

Ever ready to fight for what is right,

Ev'ry heart, ev'ry hand, bravely takes a stand,
As we inarch along with freedom as our goal.
Cadets

of

the

Civil

Air

Patrol,

Ever bright keep the shining light of Freedom,
A n d w e ' l l w i n a v i c t o r y f o r C . A . P.
We're
C . A . P. I

Cadets

of

the

C . A . P. 1

Civil

Civil

Air

Air

Patrol.

Patrol,

C . A . P. Ye s s i r e e , o n w a r d t o o u r g o a l .
O f L i b e r t y, f o r y o u a n d m e .
S w e e t L i b e r t y , C . A . P. !
Cadets

of

the

Civil

Air

Patrol

Ever ready to fight for what is right,
Ev're heart, ev'ry hand, bravely takes a stand.
As we march along with freedom as our goal,
Cadets

of

the

Civil

Air

Patrol,

Ever bright keep the shining light of Freedom,
A n d w e ' l l w i n a v i c t o r y f o r C . A . P,
We're

16
Jan
Tune
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Cadets

of

the

1952
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Civil

Air

Patrol.

WE'RE

THE

CAP

A Marching Song

Words-Anonymous

Handed down by

Music-tune

Oral
from

Old

to

Grand

Flag

We're

the

CAP

and

we're

so

proud

to

Tradition
cl940's

be

Ever ready to answer your call
In

emergency

We'll always be
Ready
We

can

to

come,

one

and

all

march

Or
fl y.
J u s t s e n d o u t y o u r c r y,
And

we'll

answer

with

heart

and

So, remember service is the goal
Of

the

Civil

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40

Air

Patrol

soul.

The Army Air

Corps

Song*

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
H e r e t h e y c o m e , z o o m i n g t o m e e t o u r t h u n d e r.
At *em boys, give 'er the gunl
D o w n w e d i v e s p o u t i n g o u r fl a m e f r o m u n d e r.
Off

with

one

helluva

roarl

We live in fame or go down in flame;
N o t h i n g ' 11 s t o p t h e A r m y A i r C o r p s * .
Here's

a

toast

to

the

host

of

those

who love the vastness of the sky;
To a f r i e n d , w e w i l l s e n d a m e s s a g e
o f h i s b r o t h e r m e n w h o fl y.
We drink to those, who gave their all of old.
Then

down

we

roar,

to

score

the rainbow's pot of gold.
A

toast

to

the

host

of

men

we

boast.

The

Army Air Corps.
Off we go into the wild sky yonder.
Keep the wings level and true.
If you'll live to be a gray haired wonder.
Keep the nose out of the blue!
Flying men guarding our nation's border.
We'll be there followed by more.
In echelon we carry on,
N o t h i n g ' 11 s t o p t h e A r m y A i r C o r p s .

*As far as the author knows, this is the same as the Air Force Song.
These verses were taken from the LAWRY FIELD SONG BOOK, 194 4.

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To the men who fly

Sheet Music Edition
V 1456

The Army Air Corps
Official Song of the

Words and Music by

United States Army Air Corps

R O B E R T C R AW F O R D

Alia marcia

1. 01 i we go

in

2. Minds of men

in

4 . O ff w e g o

Fdim

Bbdim



wild blue
crate of

wild sky

Here they come,.
Hands of men _

If you'd live _

Y

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to

the

fash-ioned a
-

to

the

F?

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- der, Climb-ing high
- d e r, S e n t i t h i g h
der, Keep the wings

in - to the sun;

i n - t o t h e ✓b l u e ;
lev-el and true;

zoom-ing to meet our thun-der, At 'em, boys,

Give 'er the

to be a gray-haired won-der Keep the nose

Out of the

God on-ly

blast - ed the world a - sun-der; How they lived

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Section

III

Drill Songs

An entire book could be written on drill team songs

and marching cadences. All armies have used them through
the years to help raise morale and install pride.
If you've ever seen and heard a CAP cadet team at the
national competition or seen a sharp flight march down the
street of an air base or military post, you have seen
"esprit-de-corps". If you have seen the reaction from the

regular military who were watching, then you can start to
understand the pride that an individual cadet or senior
member

can

have

in

his

or

her

unit.

T h e C . A . P. d r i l l s o n g s h a v e e t c h e d t h e i r p l a c e i n o u r

h i s t o r y. T h e m o s t d i f fi c u l t p a r t o f o r g a n i z i n g t h i s s e c t i o n
of the monograph was selecting which of the many songs to
i n c l u d e .

The writer has chosen ten samples, which show how CAP
units and members have adapted military drill songs for
their

own

use.

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44

The

Words

-

Ants

Handed down by

Anon

Music - When Johnny Comes
Marching Home

Oral
C1950

The ants go marchin' one by one
Hurrah,

Hurrah

(Repeat first & second line 2X)
The ants go marchin' one by one
The little one stops (to have some fun)
And they all go marchin'
Down to the ground
To g e t o u t o f t h e r a i n
Boom, boom, boom.
Boom, boom, boom

The ants go marching' two by two
Hurrah,

Hurrah

Repeat

The ants go marchin' two by two

The little one stops to (tie his shoe)
And they all go marchin'
Down to the ground
To g e t o u t o f t h e r a i n
Boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom

The ants go marchin' three by three
Hurrah,

Hurrah

Repeat

The ants go marchin' three by three
The little one stops to (climb a tree)
And they all go marchin'
Down to the ground
To g e t o u t o f t h e r a i n
Boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom

The ants go marchin' four by four
Hurrah,

Hurrah,

Repeat

The ants go marchin' four by four
The little one stops to (shut the door)
And they all go marchin'
Down

to

the

ground

To g e t o u t o f t h e r a i n
Boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom

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Tradition

The ants go marchin* nine by nine
The little one stops to (check the line)
And they all go marchin'
Down

to

the

ground

To g e t o u t o f t h e r a i n
Boom, boom, boom

The ants go marchin' ten by ten
Hurrah,

Hurrah,

The ants go marchin* ten by ten
Hurrah,

Hurrah

The ants go marchin' ten by ten
The little one stops to say
THE

END!

( Va r i a n t s c a n b e d o n e u s i n g i n d i v i d u a l n a m e s , e . g . )
The ants go marchin* one by one
Hurrah,

Hurrah

The ants go marchin' one by one
Hurrah,

Hurrah

The ants go marchin' one by one
and Ostling stops to have some fun, etc.

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C I V I L A I R , T H E C I V L A I R PAT R O L

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T u n e :

Q u a r t e r m a s t e r ' s Corps)
(c) 1940?

For

it*s

That

makes

tea,

tea,

you

tea

want

to

see

On
On

(Repeat
In
The

first

2

Patrol
Patrol

lines)

the
Civil
Air
Civil
Air
Patrol

Chorus:

My eyes are dim
I

cannot

see

I have not brought my specks with me
I have not brought my specks with me
For it's gin, gin, gin
That makes you want to (sin)
On
On

(Repeat

first

2

Patrol
Patrol

lines)

In
the
Civil
Air
The
Civil
Air
Patrol
w

C h r o u s

For it's meat, meat, meat
That makes your want to (cheat)
On
On

(Repeat

first

2

Patrol
Patrol

lines)

In
the
Civil
Air
The
Civil
Air
Patrol
C h o r u s

For it's rye, rye, rye
That makes you want to (fly)
On
On

(Repeat

first

2

Patrol
Patrol

lines)

In
the
Civil
Air
The
Civil
Air
Patrol
C h o r u s

w

r

e

48

HONEY

Lyrics - Anon

Handed down by

M u s i c

Oral

Tradition

(cl940's)

I don't know, but I've been told
H o n e y, H o n e y

I don't know, but I've been told
Babe, Babe

I don't know, but I've been told
(Rank & Name) is might bold.
C h o r u s : H o n e y, o h B a b y M i n e

Go to your left, your right, your left
Go to your left, your right, your left
I don't know, but it's been said,

's heart is made of lead.
I

don't

know,

but

I've

been

told

's heart is made of gold.
We

came

here

to

wear

out

blues

H o n e y, H o n e y
We came here

to

wear

our

blue.

Babe, Babe
We came here

to

wear

our

blues,

But all we do is spit shine shoes
H o n e y, o h b a b y m i n e .
We

came

here

to

wear

our

tans

to

H o n e y, H o n e y
We came here

wear

our

tans,

But we're only cleaning garbage cans.
We came here to fly machines
H o n e y, H o n e y

But all we do is dig latrines.

We came here all pressed and starched
H o n e y, H o n e y
But

all

we

do

is

march

and

march.

Our D.I. don;t got no wife
H o n e y, H o n e y
Cause he don't

know

H o n e y, o h B a b y m i n e .
etc,

etc,

etc.

5 0

the

facts

of

life

JODY

Lyrics

&

Music-Anon

Oral

(c)

Traditon
1940s

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Yo u h a d a g o o d h o m e w h e n y o u l e f t
Yo u ' r e r i g h t

Yo u r h a d a g o o d h o m e w h e n y o u l e f t
Yo u ' r e

right

C h o r u s :
Sound
off
One,
two
Sound
off

Three,

four

Bring it on down
One, two three,
One, two
Three,
four

four

Jody was there when you left

Yo u ' r e r i g h t
and Bill was there when you left
Yo u ' r e r i g h t

Jody was there and Bill was there
A n d b o y, a r e t h e y g l a d y o u l e f t
Yo u ' r e

right

C h o r u s

Don't leave your girl away our west
Don't
She'd

think an Air Force life is best
soon be someone else's wife

And you'll be marching the rest of your life.
C h o r u s

W

5 1

locomotive

cadence

count

Handed down by
Oral

Tradition

1 9 5 0 ' s

Locomotive
One

Keep

Cadence
(Men

your

Two

eyes

(Men

Count
in

up

(Drill

(Drill

in

Master)
ranks)

Master)
ranks)

Keep your shoulders back (Drill Master)
Three

(Men

Nothin'

on

in

ground

(Men

Four

the

ranks)

(Drill

in

Master)
ranks)

Oh, let me hear you sound (Drill Master)
(Men in ranks)
(Drill
Master)
(Men in ranks)

O n e

Eyes up
T w o

Shoulders
T h r e e

back

Stomach

(Drill Master)
(Men in ranks)
(Drill
Master)
(Men in ranks)
(Drill
Master)

in

F o u r

Chest

out

(Men in ranks)
(Drill liJaster)
(Men in ranks)
(Drill
Master)
(Men in ranks)
(Drill
Master)
(Men in ranks)
(Drill
Master

O n e

Hup
T w o

Hup
T h r e e

Hup
F o u r

Hup
Sound

One,

off

two

Sound

Three,
Cadence

off

four
count

One,
two,three,
One, two
Three,
four

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52

four

(Drill
(Men in
(Drill
(Men in
(Drill
(Men in
(Men in
(Men in

Master)
ranks)
Master)
ranks)
Master)
ranks)
ranks)
ranks)

OSHKOSH

SOUND

OFF

Handed down by

Lyric & Music-Anon

Oral
Tradition
c
1950's

Osh Kosh, Conawona Wash

Conawana dingo dingo dosh
A i l y,
kaily
Conawonna waily
Conawanna, dingo, dingo daily
Flip Flop, hit 'em with a mop
Hit *em with a dingo dingo dop
Am I right or wrong?
Absolutely wrong
Sound

One,

off

two

Sound

off

Three,
Sound

four
off

One, two three,
One, two
Three,
four

G.I.

beans

and

four

G.I.

gravy

Geel I wish I joined the Navy
Heppo, hoppo, wring out the moppo
Left, oh, right, oh, left
Yo u r r i g h t
Left, oh, right, oh,left
Yo u r r i g h t
Sound

One,

off

two

Sound

Three,
Sound

Off

four
off

One, two three,
One, two
Three,
four

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four

THE

SERGEANTS

Handed down by

Lyric-Anon

Oral

(C1943?)

Tradition

The Sergeant, the sergeant; They're trouble one and all.
They wake you up in the morning, before the bugle call.

Squads left, squads right, guide on down the line,*

And then that dirty son-of-a-gun will give your double time.
O h I I d e e , D i e d e , L o ' O h M i g h t y, w h o t h e h e c k a r e w e ?
B i f B a m , G r a n d S l a m , W e ' r e t h e C . A . P.

We're Major Johnson's Raiders**
The riders of the night.
We're the crazy sons of guns.
Who'd rather love than fight.
But if then fight we gotta.
We d o i t a l l t h e w a y.

Defend the right, we'll show the might.
Protect

the

U.S.A.

O h ! I d e e , D i e d e , L o ' O h M i g h t y, w h o t h e h e c k a r e w e ?
B i f B a m , G r a n d S l a m , W e ' r e t h e C . A . P.

*-Drill commands from the Infantry Grill Regulations (IDR) 19 40's

**-Just about any Sergeant's or Commander's name would fit.

5 4

The Ugliest Guy

W o r d s - A n o n

Handed down by

Music-Sippin soda through

Oral
from

a

straw

The ugliest guy
I

ever

Was

saw

drillin'

here

on Kingbridge floor.
(Repeat)
And

now

an

then

His foot would slip
And

he'd

fall

down

Right where he sits.
(Repeat)
And

now

he

has

A drill team patch,
A
shoulder
cord
And
boots
to
match.

(Repeat)
The

moral

of

My tale is clear.
The Bronx Group boys

W i l l w i n t h i s y e a r.
(Repeat)
^

W

w

55

Tradition
cl950

V I VA

Lyrics

Anonymous

&

Viva
Viva
Viva
Viva

LA

C O M PA I G N E

Words

(c)

Oral

Tradition

1940s

L', Viva L' Viva L'Amour
L*, Viva L* Viva L'Amour
L ' A m o u r, Vi v a L ' A m o u r
La Compaigne

Cadets go marching one by one
Viva La Compaigne
Now our song has Just begun
Viva La Compaigne

(Repeat first four lines)
Cadets go marchinp two by two
Viva La Compaigue
And someone stops to tie his shoe
Viva La Compaigne

(Repeat first Four Lines)
Cadets go marching three by three
Viva La Compaigne
And
stops
to
clime
a
tree
Viva La Compaigne

(Repeat first four lines)
This can be continued using words similar
to

"The

Ants."

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56

YELLOW RIBBON

L y r i c s- A n o n

w

Handed

M u s i c -A

merican
(c)

down

Folksong
1850
From

Oral
(c)

by

Tradition
1940's

Around her neck she wore a yellow ribbon
She wore it in the springtime
And
H e y,

in

the

month

of

May

H e y,

And when you asked her why
She
She

wore
wore

the
ribbon.
it
for
a
cadet

who

Wa s f a r, f a r a w a y.
C h o r u s :

F a r a w a y, f a r a w a y.
She

wore

it

for

a

cadet

who

Wa s f a r, f a r a w a y.
Around her leg she wore a purple garter.
She wore it in the springtime
And in the month of May
H e y,

Hey

And when you asked her why
She wore the garter.
-

w

She

wore

it

for

a

cadet

who

Wa s f a r, f a r a w a y.
C h o r u s .

Behind

the

door

her

father

kept

He kept it in the springtime
And in the month of May
H e y,

Hey

And when you asked him why
He kept the shotgun
He kept it for a cadet who
Wa s f a r, f a r a w a y.

w

5 7
%

a

shotgun

INDEX

OF

FIRST

LINES

A ringing awakens me our of my sleep
Around her neck she wore a yellow ribbon
Cadets
Contact

of
the
Civil
Air
Patrol
the
Civil
Air
Patrol

Creative Life, whose galaxies
I

don't

know,

but

I've

been

told

It bounds o'er the land with the greatest
of
ease
Locomotive
cadence

count

My eyes are dim, I can not see
Now, I'd like to tell you the story
O h s a y, c a n y o u s e e ?
Off we go, into the wild blue yonder

On patrol with eagle eyes
On the highway of the ocean
Oshkosh, Conowana, Wash.

Stranger pause a while and listen
The ants go marching one by one. Hurrah1

The ants go marching one by one, viva la
compaigne

The biscuits that they give you
T h e C . A . P. , t h e A u x i l i a r y o f t h e . . .
The

Fairchild

went

out

o'er

the

ocean

There's a group of men and women

The sergeants, the sergeants, their trouble
The
ugliest
guy
I
ever
saw

Yo u h a d a g o o d h o m e a n d y o u l e f t
W e a r e t h e C . A . P. , w e ' r e o n t h e g o

W e ' r e t h e C . A . P. a n d w e ' r e s o p r o u d t o b e
We're the Civil Air Patrol, we're the

warbirds of the sky
There

are

no

words

available

for

the

Civil

Air Patrol March by Moen (1951)
There

are

neither

words

nor

music

available

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