As of November 2015, an MP3 version of The Marines' Hymn can be downloaded from Grunt.com, Archive.org, MarineBand.Marines.mil and MostFreebies.com. The United States Marine Band performs the renditions available at Archive.org and MarineBand.Marines.mil. The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band performs the version at MostFreebies.com.
The Marines' Hymn is associated directly with the United States Marine Corps. This music originates from the 1859 opera, titled Geneviéve de Brabant, which is composed by Jacques Offenbach. Colonel Henry C. Davis is accredited with writing some early verses of the lyrics. The lyrics to the Marines' Hymn reflect key military battles and modern changes in the Marine Corps' mission.