Queen of Battle

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Apr 28 04:03:42 UTC 2004

The Army 'took' the Cassion song from the Field Artillery in 1956.  In 1973,
the Field Artillery was holding a contest to come up with a new song.  What
did they sing in the meantime?

Sam Clement

----- Original Message -----
From: "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM>

> When "As The Caissons Go Rolling Along" was promoted to be the official US
> Army song, the Field Artillery got a replacement song, which runs:
>      Count off, you cannoncockers,
>      You redleg cannoneers.
>      You've been the king of battle
>      for the past two hundred years.
>      The grunts and the tankers
>      need us to open the way.
>      So fire your gun
>      Till the battle's done
>      With the field artillery.

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