Live recording of an original arrangement. Lyrics and melody adapted from a popular U.S. Marine Corps marching cadence.
Darien Hemmerlein: Vocals
Briana Mahoney: Backup Vocals
Connor Mahoney: Keys
Matthew Hemmerlein: Drums
Reed Coffey: Guitar
Rocky Santiago: Bass
Isabelle Gay: Videography
Arranged by Connor Mahoney.
Special thanks to Andrew Walker and the WFIT Recording Studio for facility and equipment support.
Dedicated to SGM Johnson and all who defend freedom around the world.
Mama, mama don’t you see / What the Corps has done to me
Put me in a barber’s chair / Snip, snap and I had no hair
If I die in a combat zone / Box me up and ship me home
Put me in a set of dress blues / Comb my hair and shine my shoes
Pin my medals upon my chest / Tell my mama I did my best
Mama, mama don’t you cry / Marine Corps motto is Do or Die
Mama, Mama don’t you see / What the Corps has done to me
Mama, Mama don’t you see / I told you you’d be proud of me
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