Posted on Jun 29, 2016
SGT Bryon Sergent
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To the U.S. tune:

I can't get 'em up,
I can't get 'em up,
I can't get 'em up this morning;
I can't get 'em up,
I can't get 'em up,
I can't get 'em up at all!
The corporal's worse than the privates,
The sergeant's worse than the corporals,
Lieutenant's worse than the sergeants,
And the captain's worst of all!
< repeat top six lines >
There are a couple more but ran out of room.
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PO1 John Miller
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SGT Bryon Sergent
The Navy's version:

"Reveille reveille. All hands heave out. Reveille. Breakfast for the crew." And if your ship is underway, you also get to hear the lovely Boatswain's Pipe call.
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PO1 John Miller
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Eh, not really... that was to keep the coffin open while we got stuff out/put stuff in our racks. We would then secure and lock our racks after we were done.

"Trice up" meant to hang up your canvas hammock when not in use so that it wasn't gear adrift and to make it easier for sweepers to field day.
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MCPO Roger Collins
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A picture of me from years ago with the bunk above me triced up. Can you imagine how much room I had with the bunks down? Ah, the life of a submarine sailor.
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PO2 Robert Stahlmann
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PO1 John Miller - i was in the navy in the 70's on the uss detroit aoe4. i slept on the bottom rack. my locker. so in the morning i would heave out and trice up my locker. it doesn't sound stupid tome. u sound like you came from the complaining navy. todays navy. the thing that looks stupid is that camo uniform. if u fell over the side who is going to see u. usn retired robert w stahlmann
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PO3 Chris Chapman
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USS BARBOUR COUNTY LST 1195. USS ANTIETAM CG54. 90-94. EM3 Chappy. I remember 'REVEILLE CALL REVEILLE CALL ALL HANDS HEAVE UP AND TRICE UP. NOW REVEILLE CALL. BREAKFAST IS NOW BEING SERVED ON THE MESS DECK".
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LTC Stephen C.
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SGT Bryon Sergent, as I understand it, Reveille is a bugle call and there are no official lyrics. The lyrics you quoted, and other versions and verses are those that were made up over time and are not official.
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SGT Bryon Sergent
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Yes sir that is correct!
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Nicholas Marshall
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My grandfather was WWII Marine Corps, Korea Army Air Corps, and Vietnam 2nd LT Airforce by the time he retired,, He would recite something like this, as a joke the guys made up, but I cant find the full version, and now most who knew it are dead. If anyone knows it, let me know..
"I cant get em up, I can't get em up, I cant get em up in the mornin, get up you sons a bitches get on your shoes and britches......... (and theres more but I dont know it)

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SGT Bryon Sergent I did not know this. Good read and share!
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SGT Bryon Sergent
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL - Here are the other two Versions:
An alternate rendition to the U.S. tune above:

I can't get 'em up
I can't get 'em up
I can't get 'em up this morning;
I can't get 'em up
I can't get 'em up
I can't get 'em up at all!
And tho' the sun starts peeping,
And dawn has started creeping,
Those lazy bums keep sleeping,
They never hear my call!
< repeat top six lines >
Still another U.S. version goes:

You've got to get up
You've got to get up
You've got to get up this morning
You've got to get up
You've got to get up
Get up with the bugler's call
The major told the captain
The captain told the sergeant
The sergeant told the bugler
The bugler told them all
< repeat top six lines >
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