Chorus: (Sung after each verse)
We are, we are, we are, we are, the Combat ENGINEER'S
we can, we can, we can, we can, demolish forty beers
Drink up, drink up, drink up, drink up and come along with us
For we don’t give a damn, for any Old Man, who don’t give a damn for us - Hey
Now Venus is a statue made entirely out of stone,
She hasn't a fig leaf on her – she is naked to the bone.
On seeing that her arms we gone, two ENGINEERS discoursed,
Of course the darn thing's broken and should be reinforced!
An ENGINEER and a tanker once found a gallon can
Said the tanker to the ENGINEER "Out drink me if you can!"
The tanker took three drinks and died, his face was turning green.
But the ENGINEER kept drinking, it was only gasoline.
Godiva was a lady who through Coventry did ride,
Showing all the villagers her lovely, lily hide
The most observant fellow was an ENGINEER of course,
Was the only one to notice that Godiva rode a horse!
I've come a long, long way she said and I'll go as long and far
with the man who'll help me off my horse and lead me to a bar
The men who helped her off her horse and stood her to a beer,
Were a bleary-eyed surveyor and a drunken ENGINEER!
My father was a miner on the upper Malamute,
My mother was a hostess in a house of ill repute.
When I was only sixteen years, she shouted loud and clear
Get out of the house, become a man, and join the ENGINEERS!
Julius Caesar went to Egypt at the age of 53
Cleopatra’s blood was warm, her heart was young and free
But every night when Julie left her house at 3 o’clock
There was a Roman Engineer awaiting just around the block
Sir Francis Drake and all his men put out for Misery Bay
They heard the Spanish Rum Fleet was heading out that way
But the Engineers had beat them by a night and half a day
And though as drunk as hooligans you still could hear them say
The Air Force and the Navy came to town to have some fun
Down to the taverns where the fiery liquors run
But all they found was broken glass, the Engineers had come
And traded junk filled demo bags for gallon kegs of rum
We lay down all their rolling roads and cut down all their trees
And if the order ever comes, we’d forge the raging seas
When ever they want to sleep awhile, we put them up a town
And we build the blasted bridges so the Infantry won’t drown
We put them over rivers and across the mountain streams
Do everything but tuck them in and wish them pleasant dreams
And when the going’s really tough, and shells do burst our ears
The whole Division’s apt to say, GOD, SEND THE ENGINEERS
We build and blow your bridges and fix your roads up too,
There aren't too many things in life an ENGINEER can't do.
You never seem to need us 'til your minds are filled with fear,
Then the first thing that you call for are the Combat ENGINEERS.
We plan and guard your barriers, and we build your bunkers too,
And each and every war we prove what the ENGINEERS can do.
For in the thick of every fight, the cry has been for years
Come clear the pass, and save our ass, you Combat ENGINEERS.