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The Garryowen

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

The "Garryowen" and Custer

The "Garryowen" this is the set of special lyrics that was written for the US 7th Cavalry Regiment.


[Verse 1]

We are the pride of the Army and a regiment of great renown, Our name’s on the pages of history. From sixty-six on down. If you think we stop or falter While into the fray we’re going Just watch the steps with our heads erect, While our band plays Garryowen. (Chorus)


In the Fighting Seventh’s the place for me, Its the cream of all the Cavalry; No other regiment ever can claim Its pride, honor, glory and undying fame.

[Verse 2]

We know fear when stern duty Calls us far away from home, Our country’s flag shall safely o’er us wave, No matter where we roam. “Tis the gallant 7th Cavalry It matters not where we are going” Such you’ll surely say as we march away; And our band plays Garryowen. (Chorus)

[Verse 3]

Then hurrah for our brave commanders! Who led us into the fight. We’ll do or die in our country’s cause, And battle for the right. And when the war is o’er, And to our home we’re goin Just watch your step, with our heads erect, When our band plays Garryowen. (Chorus)

Reference: “From Custer to MacArthur, the 7th US Cavalry”.

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