Question about marine cadance's

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  1. jlw_84

    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    So I'm in the reserves, and just got home from my "summer vacation".

    My question is about marine cadance traditions. Towards the end we picked up a former marine SGT who called cadances in the marine fashion, it consisted mainly of barks and unintelligible yells, this threw many of us off, as were used to the army style and pace count.

    Well after every three or four pace counts he would say something, none of us could figure it out and its bugging me to no end. It sounded something like "OHIEDO". I have no clue what he was really saying.

    It was going along the lines of, " Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, - - - Left, - - - Left,Right, - - -Right, Left, OHIEDO"

    I'm sure I'm way off course as to what he was really saying, but I'm trying to express how it sounded.

    Any idea's ^8
     
  2. reconvic

    reconvic Recon Marine

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    Find a DI and ask them it may be different.A screw up I noticed as I read your post Marines are always capitilized.
    Semper Fi






     

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    Left right yourleft right yourleft,you get it.
     
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    If he was a former sgt. he probably had forgotten half the cadences himself and was just filling in the blanks :cool:
     
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    It is just a form of Marine Vernacular that takes getting used to. When you get down to it, cadence is just that; a beat or rythm to keep everyone on the same sheet of music. Ignore the sounds but pay attention to the commands.
     
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    or something meaningful like:

    "THREE FAT BABIES EIGHT FOOT STRONG POLLY GET YOUR RIGHT FOOT LEFT"

    ;f
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Them Gyrines talk funny.;f
     
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    When I went through jump school(forever ago) I thought how in the hell do these Soldier's march to this stuff that these black hats are calling.Then one day they allowed a Marine to call cadience and those Soldier's that I had been kicking the crap out of,paid me back in full.;g ;f
     
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    Actually, it's kind of like a song. Each singer has a slightly different intonation. I went from the Marine Corps active duty into the Army Ntl. Guard and no one seemed to think anything was odd about my calls. Maybe I just sung them to sleep. As far as songs to sing while we were running, the ones I knew from the Corps were a little bit too off-color for my Ntl. Guard company commander's tastes.
     
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    It's a Marine thing... you wouldn't understand-
     
  11. jlw_84

    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    Yeah Yeah, I know I'm not a Marine, I scored too high on my asvab.

    J/K ;)

    Anyways, I found out its just a variation of "left right left".
    Kind of "Lo-Righ-Le-Ro" or so.
     
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    Right... ;) I mean left... I mean lo-righdy, lo-righdy, lo right left- ;f

    Anyway, Thank You for serving our country!
     
  13. mwelch8404

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    Oh...

    You mean Ahhh Key Doe Hi 'd lo? Yo lep, yo lep, yo lep ri lep...

    HI also = ri and lo = lep.

    IS THAT CLEAR, MARINE?

    mama mama can't you see,
    What the Marine Corps done to me?
    Cut my hair & shaved my beard,
    all because I voulnteered,
    ri, ri, ri, on boogey down and get it on..
     
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    sarge40 Huge Member

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    In general, iterations of the USMC drill commands are like a foreign language at first. In the beginning, you can read it in your manual and try to listen for the commands, kind of knowing what you're supposed to do. When you hear it though, you say to yourself, WTF did he just say? The instructors will even tell you that at first you aren't gonna understand what they're saying. You learn to understand what the commands are, quickly. As far as cadence goes, I was told that the instructors kind of like to "sing" cadence to relax their voices. After all, they DO like to yell alot.
     
  15. devildog2067

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    I've been told that their own distinctive "singsong" cadence is part of a Drill Instructor's grade during formal drill.
     
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    Those are called "jodies". You can buy books or even CD's with different jodies (cadence calls) but who the hell ever wants to hear them again:)
     
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    Oh yeah, jodies from "joe to your right...joe to your left..etc.