Give ‘er the Gun!

When I sing to my two-year-old daughter I sing songs like You are My Sunshine, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and B-I-N-G-O. I might break into a not-so-hot rendition of Jack Johnson or even Bruno Mars (as seen on Sesame Street) but for the most part I stick to what you might expect—regular kid songs. My husband, on the other hand, sings this:

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ’em boys, give ‘er the gun! (Give ‘er the gun!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

The best part is that our daughter actually sings along. With gusto. She doesn’t miss a beat. To our many military friends I’d like to know, is this normal? Do you do this too?

Regardless, September 18th marks the Air Force’s birthday so today we belted out a few rounds in honor of the men and women who currently serve (my husband included), and those who have served since its inception. Happy 65th Birthday U.S. Air Force!

I took this photo of the Thunderbirds on September 19, 2009 at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.

BobCerwin - September 19, 2012 - 1:40 pm

I hate to be a stick in the mud but I don’t want Gigi to learn the wrong words!

At the time that song was sung, it was called the Army Air Corps! There was no US Air Force

JulieAnn - September 20, 2012 - 3:33 pm

I’d say it’s normal! Our 2 year old knows the Coast Guard song 🙂 Plus, she can point out mooring lines, davits, and other nautical things when she sees them 😉

Cynthia Roelle - September 23, 2012 - 2:44 am

Ha! You mean to say back in your day, right Grandpa?!

Cynthia Roelle - September 23, 2012 - 2:46 am

That’s awesome! I for sure don’t know what a davit is.

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