The Engineer Song
We are, we are, we are, we are, we are the Engineers.
We can, we can, we can, we can demolish 40 beers.
Drink up, drink up, drink up, drink up and come along with us
Cause we dont give a damn about any old man who dont give a damn about us!
My father was a miner in the upper Malamute
My mother was a hostess in a house of ill repute.
They kicked me out of house and home, but in my tender years
So I told em all to go to hell and joined the Engineers!
Godiva was a lady who through Coventry did ride.
Showing all the villagers her lovely lilly hide.
The most observant fellow was a Engineer of course,
Hes the only one that noticed that Godiva rode a horse!
“I’ve come a long long way” she said, “and go as long and far”
With the man who’ll help me off my horse and to a bar.
The men who helped her off her horse and stood her to a beer,
Were a bleary eyed suveyor and a drunken Engineer!
A tanker and a Engineer were drinkin from a can,
The tanker to the Engineer “Out drink me if you can!”.
The tanker took one drink and then he started turning green,
But the Engineer kept drinking it was only gasoline!
The Air Force and the Navy came to town to have some fun,
Down into the taverns where the fiery liquors run.
But all they found was broken glass, the Engineers had come.
The traded junk filled demo bags for gallon kegs of rum!
Now Venus was a statue made entirely of stone.
Not a fig leaf on her, she was naked to the bone.
And seeing that her arms were gone, two Engineers discoursed,
“Of course the damn things broken,and it should be reinforced”
Ceaser went to Egypt at the age of 53,
Cleopatra’s blood was warm,her heart was young and it was free
But every night when Julie left the house at 3 o’clock,
There was a Roman Engineer awaiting just around the block!
Sir Francis Drake and all his men set out for Misery Bay,
They heard the Spanish Rum Fleet was a headin’ out that way.
But the Engineers had bet them by a night and half a day,
And though as drunk as hooligans you could still here them say
We lay down all their roling roads,we cut down all their trees
And if the orders ever come, we’d forge the raging seas.
When ever they want to sleep a while, we put them up a town,
And we build the blasted bridges so the Infantry wont drown!
We put them over rivers and across the mountains streems,
Do everything but tuck them in, and wish them pleasant dreams.
When the goings really tough, and bombs do burst their ears,
The whole divisions quick to say, “GOD SEND THE ENGINEERS!”
We build and blow your bridges and fix your roads up, too.
There aren’t too many things in life an Engineer cant do.
You never seem to need us till your minds are full of fear,
Then the first thing that you call for are the Combat Engineer
We build and guard your barriers, we build your bunkers too.
And each and every we prove what Engineers can do.
For in the thick of every fight, the cry has been for years,
“Come clear the path, save our ass, you Combat Engineers!!!”
“if you’re a Sapper, then you should take pride in this cadence and learn it. It means a lot to me as an Engineer to have an entire cadence dedicated to our Corp. These aren’t all the verses, just the ones that I remember. I have yet to find this anywhere else online, but you might wanna keep searching. My squad leader made me learn, this and for that I’m grateful. Teach it to other Engineers so the tradition continues. See you in the breach.” – Cpl Miller