President’s Day Songs


Original Author Unknown Sung to: “Yankee Doodle”

I Love the name of Abraham

We see him on our money

His picture’s on the $5.00 bill

And also on our penny.

Honest Abe is what he’s called

Honest, kind and true.

He was our 16th President

He loved both me and you, sir.


Sung to : “If you’re happy and you know it”

It’s a very special day today,

Yes sir! (Clap twice.)

It’s a very special day today,

Yes sir! (Clap twice.)

It’s President’s Day,

When we can shout and say,

“Have a happy, happy, happy, happy, day!” (Clap twice.)


Sung to: “Yankee Doodle”

One time there was a little boy

Who had a little hatchet

He looked and looked around to find

A little tree to catch it

At least he spied a cherry tree

His father’s pride and joy

He chopped it down, right to the ground

My! What a naughty boy!

And then he heard an angry voice

It sounded like a cymbal

George knew he was in trouble great

And he began to tremble

Who cut this tree, my son did you?

His father asked the question.

Yes, it was I. I cannot lie.

I cut it with my hatchet!

Chorus:

Georgie, Georgie, no, no, no.

Be careful what you do.

Hatchets can be dangerous

And you might get hurt too!


Submitted by: Cheryl Sung to: “Yankee Doodle”

George Washington was the first

President of our country,

The people loved him, one and all,

He worked to make our land free.

He led the soldiers-that was hard,

For they were cold and hungry.

He said, “Be brave, now don’t give up.

We’ll build a brand new country.”


Submitted by: Cheryl

Through hard work, skill, & determination. (wipe forehead) Lincoln became one of America’s greatest men. (one finger) He was a peace-loving man who was just. (hand to heart) Equal rights for all was a must!

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