Caisson Song, The

From Plank Road Publishing

Brigadier General Edmund L. Gruber/arr. Paul Jennings

This song was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant (later Brigadier General) Edmund L. Gruber in 1908 as "The Caisson Song." The original lyrics reflect routine activities in a horse-drawn field artillery battery. The song was transformed into a march by John Philip Sousa in 1917 and renamed "The Field Artillery Song." It was adopted in 1952 as the official song of the Army and retitled "The Army Goes Rolling Along," receiving new lyrics in the process.

Our arrangement is for Boomwhackers®, though you can also add lyrics. This kit includes the original lyrics, though they are not on the recording. For extra fun, add some simple movement using the Boomwhackers® shouldered like rifles are as soldiers drill. (from Music K-8, Vol. 12, No. 5)

(Run time: 2:09)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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The Caisson Song - Downloadable Kit
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