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 ev'ry 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.
Information About U.S. Marine Corps Hymn
The "U. S. Marine Corps Hymn" also known as "The Halls Of Montezuma" is the United States Marine Corps's official song and the oldest official United States military song. Despite its origin belonging to the 19th century the song's author remains unknown.
The hymn is usually sung when "attention" is required or as a mark of respect.
The lyrics to the "U. S. Marine Corps Hymn" make reference to the past glories of the fighting force. Some of the phrases used were popular before the lyrics were written.