The Army Song

The Army Song, also known as “The Army Goes Rolling Along,” is the official song of the United States Army.

It was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant Edmund L. Gruber, while stationed in the Philippines in 1908 as the “Caisson Song.”

The song was transformed into the Army Song and adopted as the official song of the U.S. Army in 1956.

The lyrics are as follows:


March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free.
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to
We’re the Army and proud of our name!
We’re the Army and proudly proclaim:


First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along.
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.


Then it’s hi! hi! hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong;

For where’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along