A People's Hymn

Tune of Marine Corps Hymn (From the Halls of Montezuma) (Key: A major)

From the Capitol in Madison,
To the shores of Tripoli
We will fight the people's battles
And we'll fight them peacefully;
First we learn nonviolent tactics,
And we train before we start.
For our fight will be relentless,
We commit with all our heart.

Our flags unfurl to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We will fight in every clime and place
And we'll never touch a gun.
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic seas
You will find us always on the job
Helping free societies.

Here's health to everyone on earth
Whom we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we'll risk our life
And never lose our nerve.
If the tyrants and their funders
Wish history to please
They will step out of their palaces
And join our march for peace.

David Swanson, with minor changes by the Raging Grannies of Greater Westerly, Rhode Island