The Engineers have hairy ears,
they live in caves and ditches,
But when the trouble starts,
they fight like sons of witches
- An Anonymous WWI Soldier
The Engineers have hairy ears
They live in caves and ditches
They wipe their ass with broken glass
They're rugged sons of bitches.
- 36h Engineer Combat Regiment (WW II)
- Motto: RUGGED
There is some evidence that the origin may be an Ozark folksong, The Mountaineers, which is quite bawdy.