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Chords and Lyrics for The Marines' Hymn

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Music by Jacques Offenbach (The Gendarmes’ Duet from Geneviève de Brabant)
Traditional Lyrics


From the Halls of Montezuma 

       G7             C 
To the shores of Tripoli;

We fight our country's battles 

       G7                C 
In the air, on land, and sea;

         F                   C 
First to fight for right and freedom 

       F              C G7 
And to keep our honor clean;

We are proud to claim the title 

    G7              C 
Of United States Marine.


Our flag's unfurled to every breeze 

     G7              C 
From dawn to setting sun;

We have fought in every clime and place 

      G7              C 
Where we could take a gun;

       F               C 
In the snow of far-off northern lands 

       F            C G7 
And in sunny tropic scenes;

You will find us always on the job 

     G7              C 
The United States Marines.


Here's health to you and to our Corps 

      G7              C 
Which we are proud to serve;

In many a strife we've fought for life 

    G7             C 
And never lost our nerve;

       F            C 
If the Army and the Navy 

     F                C G7 
Ever look on heaven's scenes;

They will find the streets are guarded 

    G7              C 
By United States Marines.

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Below is a list of all the chords in this song. Click on a chord to learn how to play the chord on a particular instrument.

Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major F Major G7
Guitar C Major F Major G7
Mandolin C Major F Major G7
Piano C Major F Major G7
Ukulele C Major F Major G7