THE ENGINEER SONG
Traditionally the Engineer Song is sung after drinking 37 of the 40 beers!
The Engineer Song has been revised to reflect the mores' and changing of the times and culture of the U.S. military. Some will call it bending to "political correctness," but we need to change with the times. The Association is not a political organization and will not espouse a political opinion or endorsement. Our intent with this updated version is avoid insulting and alienating any member of our Association, battalion or the U.S. military at large. Good As Done!
THE ENGINEER SONG
Traditionally sung after drinking 37 of the 40 beers!
We are, we are, we are, we are, we are the Engineers.
We can, we can, we can, we can demolish forty beers.
So come, so come, so come, so come, so come along with us,
For we don't give a damn for any old man who don't give a damn for us.
Godiva was a lady who through Coventry did ride,
a'showing all the villagers she had nothing to hide.
The most observant villager, an Engineer of course,
was the only one to notice that Godiva rode a horse.
I've come a long, long way she said and I would go as far,
For the man who'd take me off my horse and lead me to the bar.
The man who took her off her steed and led her to her beer,
was a blurry eyed surveyor and a drunken Engineer.
The Engineers of Peter the Great, who was a Russian Czar,
While remodeling the palace, put a throne room in the bar.
He lined the walls with vodka, rum, and 40 kinds of beer,
And advanced the Russian culture by one hundred and seven years.
We did a piss-poor job on the timber trestle bridge.
We lost the fourth platoon out a'fighting on the ridge.
We zeroed in our rifles with precision and with care.
But when we fired for record, wild rounds were in the air.
Venus was a statue made of entirely of stone,
She hasn't a fig leaf on her, she is standing on her own.
On seeing her misfortune an Engineer discoursed,
She's a broken hunk of concrete and she should be reinforced.
The Engineers and the Infantry were downing a gallon can.
The Infantry said to the Engineers, "Out-drink us if you can."
The Infantry they took three drinks and died a motley green.
But the Engineers kept drinking, “HELL it was only gasoline.”
We build all your roads and we build your bridges too,
In fact there ain't too many things an Engineer can't do.
You never seem to need us 'til your hearts are filled with fear,
Then the first thing out of your luvin' mouth is, "CALL THE ENGINEERS!"
The last verse is sung SLOWLY and with GREAT feeling!
My father was a miner on the Upper Malamute.
My mother was a hostess in a house of real dispute.
My brothers all were sissies and my sisters all were dears.
So I told them all to go to hell and joined the Engineers.
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