Mudcat Café message #3224737 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8473   Message #3224737
Posted By: GUEST,flor
17-Sep-11 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Marching song/Cadence Count
Subject: RE: Marching song/Cadence Count
The "Jodie calls." Almost infinite variations, but originally attributed to Army Private Willie Duckworth, an African-American who in a column of fatigued infantrymen returning from a long march began to chant impromptu and the chant was picked up, as well the step of the men. It wasn't long before the Army and brother services also picked up on "Jodie."