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Airborne Ranger

(While the caller says “Airbooooooorne”

The formation says: Lock and load, pull the trigger…ratt-tat-tat-boom

While the callder says “Raaaaaaangers Lead The Way

The formation says: Die…die….why won't you die)


Walking down the street one day 

Met a total stranger

He asked me what I wanted to be

I said an Airborne Ranger


Chorus:Airbooooooooorne Raaaaaaaangers Lead The Way


I'm sitting in my foxhole

Sharpening my knife

Up jumped the enemy

I had to take his life


Chorus:Airbooooooooorne Raaaaaaaangers Lead The Way


I went to wake up the Sergeant

He was lying in his bed

I went to turn him over

I found out he was dead


Chorus:Airbooooooooorne Raaaaaaaangers Lead The Way


My buddies in a foxhole

With a bullet in his head

The medic said he's wounded

But I know that he's dead


Chorus:Airbooooooooorne Raaaaaaaangers Lead The Way


I hear the choppers coming

They're flying over head

They come to get the wounded

But all they find is dead


Chorus:Airbooooooooorne Raaaaaaaangers Lead The Way


Out in the battle field covered in blood

There lies a ranger dying in the mud


Chorus:Airbooooooooorne Raaaaaaaangers Lead The Way


*We also sang this at Fort Benning, but only sang a couple of the chorus and also the formation would sing “shoot, shoot, shoot the son of a bitch” during Airboooooooorne and “die, die, why won’t you die” during Rangers lead the way.


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