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C-130 Running Cadence

Quite Possibly the most perfect running cadence

C130 is one of those running cadences that has been adapted by all services and all units. While it was tough to decide which service this belonged to I decided to add it to the Army Category since the C-130 is a an Army Aircraft (Although the Coast Guard and Air Force have a few) and the Airborn is an Army unit.

If you would like to add additional stanzas of “C-130 rolling down the strip” Please drop it in the comments and I’d love to add your lines.

C-130 Rolling down the Strip (Classic Running Cadence)

C130 rollin down the strip

Airborn ranger Gonna take a little trip

Jump right out and count to four

And if my chute don’t open wide

I have another one by my side

And if that chute don’t open round

I’ll be the first one on the ground.

If I die on the combat zone

Box me up and ship me home.

Other Endings to the C-130 Cadence

If I die in the Spanish Moors / Bury me deep with a case of Coors

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 / Bury me with a case of Jack

If I die in the Korean mud / Bury me with a case of Bud

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 Axel Rose

If you have some additional verses for our our “C-130 rolling down the strip…” cadence please drop it in the comments below and I’d love to include your verses in our next cadence update.

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  • My son is a 1C/Senior at the US Naval Academy and he jokingly tells people he ended up there because his mom once dated a Marine. When he was young we would run with our dog and:

    C-130 Rolling Down the Strip,
    Recon Rangers gonna take a little trip.
    Stand up, Hook Up, Shuffle to the door.
    Jump on out and shout, “Marine Corps”

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