US Army running cadence, named after the C-130 Hercules. The cadence is simply called C-130, and has to do with jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

C-130

C-130 rolling down the strip
Airborne daddy on a one way trip
Mission uncertain, destination unknown
We don't know if we're ever coming home
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door
Jump right out and count to four
If my main don't open wide
I got another one by my side
If that one should fail me too
Look out ground I'm coming through
Slip to the right and slip to the left
Slip on down, do a PLF
Hit the drop zone with my feet apart
Legs in my stomach and feet in my heart
If I die on the old drop zone
Box me up and ship me home
Pin my wings upon my chest
Bury me in the leaning rest
If I die in the Spanish Moors
Bury me deep with a case of Coors
If I die in Korean mud
Bury me deep with a case of Bud
If I die in a firefight
Bury me deep with a case of Lite
If I die in a German blitz
Bury me deep with a case of Schlitz
If I die, don't bring me back
Just bury me with a case of Jack

Variations on this rendition include the words "Ranger" or "momma" in place of Daddy following Airborne in the second line. Another 'cleaner' variation on this cadence:

C-130

C-130 rolling down the strip,
Airborne daddy's gonna take a little trip.
Stand-up, Hook-up, shuffle to the door,
Jump right out and count to four.
But if my main don't open wide,
I've got another by my side.
And if that one should fail me too,
Look out ground, I'm coming through.
Ruck sack, jump boots, and my M-16,
That’s' all that's going on the jump with me.
Gonna slip to the right, and slip to the left,
Slip right on down to the PLF.
And if I die in the old drop zone,
Box me up and ship me home.
Then tell my girl I did my best,
And bury me in the leaning rest!
Dress me up in my dress blues,
Spit-shined jump boots, no straight leg shoes.
Pin my wings upon chest,
Tell my mom I did my best

Another variant:

C-130

C-130 Rolling down the strip.
Airborne daddy on a one-way trip.
Mission unspoken, destination unknown.
They don't even know if they'll ever come home.
Stand up hook up, shuffle to the door.
Jump right out and count to four.
If my main don't open wide.
I've got a reserve my by side.
If that one don't fail me too.
Look out ground, I'm a comin through
Pin my medals upon my chest,
and bury me in the leaning rest.
When I get to heaven.
St. Peter's gonna say.
How'd you earn your livin?
How'd you earn your pay?
And I will reply with a little bit of anger:
Earned my pay as an Recon Ranger

An amusing variant that I don't think they use on parent day or the 4th of July parade:

C-130

C-130 going down the strip
blew a tire and the muthafucka flipped
Well the C-130 ain't flying today
Air Force pilot went UA
Mission top secret destination unknown
so his sorry ass just stayed at home
The Colonel had a mission that he had to complete
So he reached for the phone down at his feet
He thought just a second then he said "What the Heck"
dialed 1-800-LEATHER NECK

And another, this one not quite as amusing, but still not bad:

C-130

C-130 rollin down the strip,
Airborne daddy gonna take a little trip.
Stand up, buckle up, shuffle to the door,
Jump right out and count to four.
If my chute don't open wide,
I'll be splattered on the countryside.
If my chute don't open wide,
I got another one by my side.
If that chute don't open neither,
I'll say hi to ol' St. Peter.
If I die on the ol' drop zone,
Pack me up and ship me home.
Bury me in the leanin' rest,
Tell my folks I did my best.

Here'S another:

C-130

I don't know but I think I might
Jump from an airplane while in flight
Soldier, soldier, have you heard
I'm gonna jump from a big iron bird
Up in the morning in the drizzlin' rain
Packed my chute and boarded the plane
C-130 rollin' down the strip
64 Rangers on a one-way trip
Mission Top Secret, destination unknown
They don't know if their ever coming home
When my plane gets up so high
Airborne troopers gonna dance in the sky
Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door
Jump right out and count to four
If my main don't open wide
I got a reserve by my side
If that one should fail me too
Look out ground, I'm a-coming through
If I die on the old drop zone
Box me up and ship me home
Bury speakers all around my head
So I can rock with the Grateful Dead
Bury speakers all around my toes
So I can rock with Axl Rose
If I die on a Chinese hill
Take my watch or the commies will
If I die in the Korean mud
Bury me with a case of Bud
Put my wings upon my chest
And tell my Mom I did my best

And since after all cadence is often improvised, here's another verse, though it didn't make enough addition to justify putting the whole variant:

Stand-up, Hook-up, shuffle to the door,
Jump right out and count to four.
Slip to the left and slip to the right
Slip on down to a firefight.
Hit the drop zone with my feet apart
Legs in my stomach and feet in my heart.





references:
http://www.armystudyguide.com/resources/cadence/8.htm
http://snypr911.tripod.com/marine/cadence/c130.htm
http://www.austin.cps.k12.il.us/jrotc/cadence.htm
http://web.uccs.edu/armyrotc/Secondary%20Pages/Center%20Frame/R_Cadence.html#C-130
http://www.stresscombat.com/running_for_health.htm

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