Army theme song "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" free lead sheets for all instruments. The army song sheet music with lyrics!
Here it is in seven different keys, plus an extra version for the key of A (one arrangement is high, and the other low):
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable sheet music.
The U.S. army song has been around for a long time, and the song lyrics have changed a bit with the times.
The Caisson Song lyrics I have on my free sheetmusic are the words I remember from when I was a girl; but notice that there are lots more verses in this rousing rendition of the army theme song below:
I have had good luck using this song as a piano lead sheet, asking students to add simple left hand chords using root chords and inversions. (See examples of this down at the bottom of my page Lead Sheets.)
I'm betting some of your boy students would like it, too!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.