Feel Good Fourth – From “1776″, “Sit Down, John”

by admin on July 4, 2013

I was the assistant stage manager of a community production of “1776″ in celebration of the 1976 Bicentennial. I still sing the refrain of this song decades later. Good times.

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LauraLBW July 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I have the director’s cut version of the movie on DVD. I thoroughly enjoy it!

One of my college friends and some of her back-home friends went to see it when it was on Braodway back in the early 1970′s. The group got a pointed look from the actor when he said the sentence, “Where is New Jersey?” And they answered, “Here!”.

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TylerBelle July 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Some years ago, I was a back stage tech as well for a community production of this musical. It was my first time to learn of it and I fell in love. The music, the story, it’s all so great. I have the soundtrack of the original cast recording and love singing along.

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Drjuliebug July 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I love this song! It’s my favorite one from that show!

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CherylC July 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Absolutely my favorite musical. Every 4th if July, hubby and I indulge ourselves with watching again even though we know it by heart. I LOVE this song and the “useless man” quote.

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Vanessa July 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Vote for independence-y!

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spartiechic July 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

I just watched 1776. It’s become a tradition in our home to watch this wonderful musical every year on the 4th. I fell in love with it a few years ago when our local theater put it on with some of the most talented men in the area. My father played McNair. To this day, we still tease him by saying, “Sweeeet Jeeesus.”

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Brian Katcher July 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm

What an awesome musical. “I’m obnoxious and disliked, you should know that.”

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Erin July 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Awesomeness. Funny enough, I had posted this same clip to my social media profile before I had known this was posted. I grew up watching this with my family and we still love this timeless musical.

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