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
Yellow Bird must be the best marching cadence of all time. In 2001 I attended Dive School in the Panama City Panhandle. It was the middle of the august summer and the instructors would have us march and sign a line of the Yellow Bird, then drop and push out the next part of the cadence. We would hop back up only to march another line and push another line. The weather was horrendous, but the singing was greatJohn – Panama City, FL
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