MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR


The Marine's Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma) Lyrics

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

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun
We have fought in every 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

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

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Songwriter(s): Jacques Offenbach
Publisher(s): Shawnee Press Inc.
Record Label(s): Originally released 1963, 1965 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (P) 1973, 1976 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Meaning to "The Marine's Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma)" song lyrics (2 meanings)
Sgt. USMC June 16, 2018-1:56
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"The Halls Of Montezuma" refers to the taking of the Mexican capital city in Sept . 1847 during the Mexican - American War. "The Shores of Tripoli" is in reference to the Marines defeat of the Barbary Pirates who raided shipping from four North African countries Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis, the fourth was the independent Sultanate of Morocco. The Marines hoisted the American Flag over the pirate fortress city of Derna,Tripoli, April 27,1805
Sgt.USMC September 13, 2018-21:43
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Clarification: The Barbary Pirates were from the four afor mentioned N.African countries and raided any other countries shipping they pleased.
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