The “Marine’s Hymn” – Tablature for One-String Canjo

C. B. Gitty’s “Eagle and Flag” Canjo is perfect for this classic hymn.

Perhaps one of the most recognized Armed Forces in the world, the United States Marine Corps has served our country faithfully since the birth of the nation.

The “Marine’s Hymn” has served as the official hymn of the USMC since 1928, but it’s history and ties to the Corps stretch back to the mid-1800s when it was introduced by Francesco Maria Scala, the first Direct of the USMC Band.

The song itself, is comprised of lyrics of unknown origin from 19th century, while the melody was appropriated from an opera composed by Jacques Offenbach in 1867.

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