Monday, January 19, 2009

Hail to the Chief

In honor of Tuesday's (January 20th) inauguration of P.E. Barack Hussein Obama II, 44th President of the United States, M.E. links you to 14 seconds of music performed by the U.S. Navy band.

Go here to listen to or download Ruffles and flourishes with Hail to the Chief (MP3).

Fitting lyrics, written by Albert Gamse, were set to James Sanderson's music, but have rarely been sung:

Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.
Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
This you will do, that's our strong, firm belief.
Hail to the one we selected as commander,
Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!
As we have said before, we must be indebted to the service of every president as Commander-in-Chief, alone.
At this time, Obama seems a capable, decent sort and gets our total loyalty.
Our next posting will be Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by!



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