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Re: [Gen'l Info] U.S. Unit Marches
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In 1929 Lt. Edward Dolph authored the classic 630-page book of US Army marches and songs, entitled "Sound Off". The book remains, after all these years and with its errata, the finest work on the subject. On pages 507-560 he lists several lesser known regimental songs, ranging from "The Old Ninth Infantry" to "The Young Dragoon" (5th Cavalry--which was never designated a Dragoon regiment) and "Only One More Jungle Season" (11th Engineers). The regimental song of the 1st Dragoons was John Peel (the tune was used in the Pepsi jungle back in the late 50'ss--"Pepsi Cola hits the spot . . ") The words of John Peel are:

"Do ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?
Do ye ken John Peel at the break of day?
Do ye ken John Peel when he's far, far away
With his hounds and his horn in the morning.

Chorus:
Twas the sound of his horn brought me from my bed
And the cry of his hounds has me oftimes led
For Peel's view holloa would wake the dead
Or a fox from his lair in the morning

More at: http://cavhooah.com/7-1_cav.htm

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