A Yellow Bird (Marching Cadence)

The Yellow Bird Marching Cadence is a slower cadence perfect for marching. While you can use it for running, speeding up the song makes it sound a bit funny and my platoon could never quite get the foot stop sound quite right.
I also cleaned up the lyrics a bit feel free to substitute with words of your choice depending how close/far you are from the command HQ.

Yellow Bird Cadence (Marching Jody)

A yellow bird,
with a yellow bill.
He landed on
My window sill.
I coaxed him in.
With a piece of bread,
and then I kissed his
Little head! (Stomp your falling foot in unison)


I called the doctor.
The doctor said.
My dear good man.
This bird is dead.

The moral of
The Story is
If you want some bread
You better Give some Head

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14 thoughts on “A Yellow Bird (Marching Cadence)

  • April 5, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    Ha! This must be the refined, millenial PC friendly BS version! Really??? A kiss followed by a stomp???

    No self respecting servicemen older than 30 would run to this namby-pamby version of yellow bird.

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    • April 7, 2020 at 7:40 am
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      I saw a video of soldiers marching to BABY SHARK. Sad.

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    • November 6, 2021 at 9:22 pm
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      Yellow bird and other giddies are better memories of Ft Campbell 1970.

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  • July 13, 2020 at 12:18 am
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    Agree in my day it was “smashed his F@&$ing head”!
    At the end it was “ and the moral of,
    The story is clear,
    Instead of booze,
    Stick to beer!
    Yr84-87 82nd Airborne

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    • November 11, 2022 at 6:10 pm
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      2012 our ending was
      “the moral of
      the story is:
      to get some head
      you need some bread.” 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  • November 6, 2020 at 2:59 am
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    “And then I smashed
    His –$#!— head!
    The moral of
    The story said,
    To get some head
    You need some bread”

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  • August 21, 2021 at 8:03 am
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    In ’82 (Army) we sang…”and then I mashed, it’s lil head.
    The moral of…the story is, a lil bread,
    can get you head….

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  • September 23, 2021 at 6:39 pm
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    Ours was “and the moral of, the story is clear, to get some head, you need some bread.”

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  • November 30, 2021 at 1:27 am
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    We always went right into the prettiest girl, I ever saw, was drinking bourbon from a straw, repeat. I picked her and laid her down, her long blonde hair laid on the ground, repeat. I stuck it in, I pulled it out, it felt so good, I had to shout, repeat. And now I have a mother in law and 15 kids that call me paw, repeat. The moral of this story is clear, f@ck the bourbon, stick to beer. USMC 83-89.

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  • December 12, 2021 at 12:06 am
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    The moral of
    The story is
    To get some head
    You need some bread.

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  • May 13, 2022 at 3:54 am
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    Being a graduate of mountaineer challenge academy south , because of certain sexual preferences we were not allow to sing that cadence but steam roller baby is pretty damn good class of 2_21

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  • June 12, 2022 at 1:06 am
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    The last line is printed incorrectly. It was: ‘The moral of the story is said, with out no bread, you get no head! (Stomp)’ Which made sense because you were stomping on the word ‘head’

    Another verse:
    The prettiest girl I ever saw was sipping bourbon through a straw.
    I walked right up and right down and ordered her another round.
    And now I have a mother-in-law and 14 kids that call me paw.
    The moral of the story is clear, when sipping bourbon stick to beer.

    Which is where I noticed the confusion of the moral listed in the earlier comment .

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  • August 5, 2022 at 11:38 pm
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    A yellow bird
    with a yellow bill
    landed on
    my window sill
    i lured him in
    with a piece of bread
    and then I smashed
    his yellow head
    the moral of
    the story is
    to get some head
    you knead some bread

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  • October 15, 2022 at 12:08 am
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    WTF is this PC bullsit!?
    Then I kissed his little head? Baaahaaahaaa!’
    THIS is why the world no longer FEARS AMERICA!
    USMC 1975 version:
    Little bird,with a yellow bill.
    Landed on my window sill.
    Lured him in with a crust of bread,
    Then I crused his fuckin head!

    YOU KNOW THW DEAL HARD CHARGERS!
    Get some

    Gunny USMC Retired 1975-1997!!
    Semper Fi

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