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Just back from seeing The Expendables 2 and was wondering what was the last song the Expendables team sing at the end?

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You might add why knowing what they sang was important, otherwise this risks being closed as trivia. – DForck42 Aug 29 '12 at 14:45
just being curious. – Milan Aggarwal Aug 30 '12 at 3:41
@DForck42 is it on-topic? – Ankit Sharma Aug 30 '12 at 7:35
Unless there is some big significance to the plot this song provides, this question just looks like trivia to me – TylerShads Sep 4 '12 at 14:32

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These are the lyrics of the team hymn:

Beware, Beware, Walk With Care

Careful what You Do

Or Mumbo Jumbo's Gonna Hoodoo You,

Mumbo Jumbo Is Gonna Hoodoo You,

Boomlay, Boomlay, Boomlay, Boom!

It's a military cadence based on the 1912 Vachel Lindsay's poem "The Congo" (available here).

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where is it from? Or was it specially written for the movie? – Milan Aggarwal Aug 29 '12 at 10:30
I just updated my answer with some detail :) – VoT Aug 29 '12 at 12:25
The words are actually "Boomlay" not Boom Leg – Monty129 Aug 29 '12 at 12:48
Oops. Fixed, thanks. – VoT Aug 29 '12 at 13:06
They actually say the "Boomlay" part three times in the movie. :P – user2008 Sep 4 '12 at 2:56

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