Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Vintage July 4th Yankee Doodle Movies, Cartoons and Records Featuring Our FREE Printable Pack

Welcome to our Vintage July 4th Yankee Doodle Movies, Cartoons and records featuring our AKGVH exclusive vintage FREEBIE printable pack!

We all worked hard this year and now it is time to relax and celebrate our country's birthday! 

Every year I play my fav vintage American Patriot movies and cartoons from the days of yesteryear. I have searched you tube and was able to find most of them for your viewing pleasure.

I always like to begin celebrating this holiday with my FAV holiday movie, Yankee Doodle Dandy starring James Cagney! And while the entire movie is not available for free, here are some great clips:

Yankee Doodle Dandy:

If you want to sing the song with Jimmy, here are the lyrics in its entirety:

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni'.

Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy.

Fath'r and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Gooding,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.


And there we saw a thousand men
As rich as Squire David,
And what they wasted every day,
I wish it could be saved.

The 'lasses they eat it every day,
Would keep a house a winter;
They have so much, that I'll be bound,
They eat it when they've mind ter.


And there I see a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple,
Upon a '
deuced little cart,
A load for father
s cattle.


And every time they shoot it off,
It takes a horn of powder,
and makes a noise like father's gun,
Only a nation louder.


I went as nigh to one myself
As 'Siah's inderpinning;
And father went as nigh again,
I thought the deuce was in him.


Cousin Simon grew so bold,
I thought he would have cocked it;
It scared me so I shrinked it off
And hung by father's pocket.


And Cap'n Davis had a gun,
He kind of clapt his hand on't
And stuck a crooked stabbing iron
Upon the little end on't


And there I see a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's bason,
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.


I see a little barrel too,
The heads were made of leather;
They knocked on it with little clubs
And called the folks together.


And there was Cap'n Washington,
And gentle folks about him;
They say he's grown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without em'.


He got him on his meeting clothes,
Upon a slapping stallion;
He sat the world along in rows,
In hundreds and in millions.


The flaming ribbons in his hat,
They looked so tearing fine, ah,
I wanted dreadfully to get
To give to my Jemima.


I see another snarl of men
A digging graves they told me,
So 'tarnal long, so 'tarnal deep,
They 'tended they should hold me.


It scared me so, I hooked it off,
Nor stopped, as I remember,
Nor turned about till I got home,
Locked up in mother's chamber.


You're a Grand Ol' Flag:

Over There:

And now here are the entire lyrics to "Over There":

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Take it on the run,
On the run, on the run.
Hear them calling, you and me,
Every son of liberty.
Hurry right away,
No delay, go today,
Make your daddy glad
To have had such a lad.
Tell your sweetheart not to pine,
To be proud her boy's in line.

Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there -
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
So prepare, say a prayer,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We'll be over, we're coming over,
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there.

Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun
Who's a son of a gun.
Hoist the flag and let her fly,
Yankee Doodle do or die.
Pack your little kit,
Show your grit, do your bit.
Yankee to the ranks,
From the towns and the tanks.
Make your mother proud of you,
And the old Red, White and Blue.

Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there -
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
So prepare, say a prayer,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We'll be over, we're coming over,
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there.

Now that ought to have gotten your patriotism movin'! And if you want to view this movie in its entirety and make it a tradition in your family celebrations,  you can purchase a copy for home viewing on Amazon:

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There is a rather varied list of Yankee Doodle Dandy Starring James Cagney items you can choose from on eBay:

Yankee Doodle Dandy James Cagney

And now you can enjoy my most FAV Star Spangled Banner song is performed by none other than the best guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix, NOBODY does it like Jimi, oh, YEA!!!


Sing the anthem while Jimmy plays the riffs:

The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner - O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto - “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Now that the grown-ups have had their July 4th fun, here are some vintage patriotic cartoons your wee ones will dig:

Wilson & Ditch are Diggin' America from PBS Kids:

Rudolph in the 4th of July Parade from Rudolph's Shiny New Year Movie:

Charlie Brown & the Gang's Patriotic Band

Older children can get a taste of patriotic history with these from Schoolhouse Rock:

No More Kings:

Shot Heard 'Round the World:

July 4th from Wiki Kids Cool School:

 Liberty's Kids: The First Fourth Of July

Make Mine Freedom is great for Jr. & High School children: 

Next is a collection of vintage cartoons with a Patriotic theme that will have you laughing red, white & blue: 

Patriotic Popeye:

Yankee Doodle Daffy:

Hector Heathcote in Minute and a Half Men:


Mr. Peabody & Sherman in The Surrender of Cornwallis: 


We hope you have enjoyed our 4th of July Patriotic videos from the days of yesteryear and incorporate some of them with your traditions this year!


We also spin some of our FAV vintage Patriotic platters. My babes love to sing and dance along with Cagney:



CRG put out a Yankee Doodle and Other Folk Songs on 78 RPM:


You can get this record for your babes from eBay:

CRG Yankee Doodle Dandy 78 RPM

The Louisiana State Library has an AWESOME Yankee Doodle Dandy Mini Book on a PDF you can print out for your babes to color and read while they sing the song: 

Freedom's Finest Hour narrated by Ronald Reagan is an excellent rendition of the Revolution for older children:

eBay has a rather large selection of this wonderful educational record to choose from:

Freedom's Finest Hour Narrated by Ronald Reagan

This Great American Songs LP is packed full of Patriotic songs sung by popular artists from the days of yesteryear, excellent for both children and adults:

eBay has an excellent selection:

Great Songs of America LP

Say & sing our FAV fun July 4th fingerplays, rhymes & poems with your babes: 

A Flag for Me and You
Sing to: Three Blind Mice

Red, white and blue,
Red, white and blue,
A flag for me, A flag for you.
It is the flag of our great nation,
It's honored by each generation.
Join me now in a celebration,
Red, white and blue.

A Nation Free 

Today is a time for fireworks and fun,
But we shouldn’t forget its reason.
This is one of the most important days,
Of the entire summer season.
Today’s the day our nation became free,
And the date of the country’s birth.
For so many years we have grown to be,
One of the best countries on earth.

American Flag
Sing to: Frere Jacques

What is red? What is white?
What is blue? What is striped?
What has many stars? What has many stars?
Can you guess, how many there are?
(All shout 50.)

Beat a Drum
Sing to: Clementine

Beat a drum, march along,
Give a cheer, "Hip, hip, hooray!"
Wave a flag, sing a song.
Happy Independence Day!
See the fireworks in the sky,
Give a sheer, "Hip, hip, hooray!"
Happy Birthday to America.
How we love the USA!" 

Day of Independence
Sing to: Sing a Song o' Sixpence

Sing a Song o' Sixpence,
Eat Buckwheat and Rye.
Save the wheat for Soldiers,
Plenty for July!
Day of Independence,
See the boys pass by.
Loyally we'll hail them,
This Fourth of July!
Old Glory floats above us,
High over land and sea,
Freedom, love and justice,
Are ours and liberty!

Down at the Flagpole
Sing to: Down By the Station

Down at the Flagpole

Down at the flagpole,
Early in the morning.
We will raise our flag,
The red, white, and blue.
We stand at attention,
It's something that we do.
We salute the colors,
The red, white, and blue.

Flag Song
Sing to: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Our flag is red, white, & blue,
Red, white & blue.
Red, white & blue
Our flag is red, white, & blue
In the U.S.A.

Our flag it has 50 stars,
50 stars, 50 stars,
Our flag it has 50 stars,

In the U.S.A.
Our flag it has 13 stripes,
13 stripes, 13 stripes,
Our flag it has 13 stripes,
In the U.S.A.

4th Of July 

Sing to: Frere Jacques
4th of July! 4th of July!
Independence Day! Independence Day!
Hear the bands playing.
See our flag waving.
4th of July! 4th of July!

Fourth of July Treat Flannel Board

We need a special treat for Independence Day.
Would something cool and sweet be okay?

Let's start with a munchy, crunchy cone,
Though it's not very special when it's all alone.

Red raspberry ice cream will add some zest,
Because it's so refreshing, some like it the best.

Vanilla white is what I would pick,
But we have to wait to take a lick.

Top it off with bright blueberry
For a treat that's colorful and merry.

So here it is--red, white, and blue;
A holiday treat for me and you.

I'm Proud of Our Flag
Sing to: Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Our flag is red, white and blue,
There are stars and stripes on it, too.
I'm proud of our flag, the United States flag,
And you can be proud of it, too!

On the Fourth of July
Sing to: London Bridge
It is our country's birthday,
Birthday, birthday.
It is our country's birthday,
On the Fourth of July!

Our Flag
Sing to: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Stripes and stripes and little stars,
Oh, how beautiful you all are.
Red and white and blue, that's true,
Waving proud for me and you.
Stripes and stripes and little stars,
Oh, how beautiful all you are!

See Our Flag
Sing to: Mary Had a Little Lamb

See our flag, it's waving high,
Waving high, waving high.
See our flag, it's waving high,
It is red and white and blue.

The Red, White and Blue
Sing to: Oh, When the Saints Come Marching In

Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
How I love to see its three colors,
The red, white, and blue.

Way up in the Sky
Sing to: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Hold it very high.
Watch the colors gently wave,
Way up in the sky.

Wave, wave, wave the flag,
As we march around.
Hold it high to show our pride,
It must not touch the ground.

March, march, march around,
Hold the flag up high.
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Way up in the sky.

Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Dear red, white and blue.
Stars and stripes forever bright,
America to you!

Sing to: Happy Birthday

Oh, red, white and blue, We honor you.
You have red and white stripes, And fifty stars, too.

Whose Birthday Is It?

Some birthdays come in winter,
Some birthdays come in spring.
On birthdays there are games to play
And lots of songs to sing.

My favorite birthday is in July,
And it doesn't belong to me!
It's the birthday that lights up the sky
For all the world to see!

Rockets glare, trumpets blare,
And bands begin to play.
Happy Birthday America,
It's Independence Day!

You can get the above rhymes & songs and 3 exclusive AKGVH vintage sheets in printable form here: 

Vintage Patriotic Rhymes, Poems and Songs  

Well, that just about wraps it up for our Yankee Doodle post! Be sure to visit our 4th of July posts packed FULL of links and FREEBIES to make your 4th a BLAST! 

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  1. This is fabulous! I know my kids will love these! Thanks for sharing this post at my Lifelong Learners Link-Up Party at!

    1. Hi Tina!!! STOKED you came by to visit and so very happy you will be showing these videos to your babes this July 4th holiday season! We hope you visit us again as we will be posting MORE July 4th fun & FREEBIES!!!

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