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Farmer Farts Yankee Doodle With His Hands (1933)

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In this video from 1933, Cecil H. Dill, of Traverse Coty, Michigan, plays Yankee Doodle with ‘fart’ hands. Mr Dill could play many popular melodies by pressing his hands together in the squelching farting hands fashion. Mr Dill says his talent began in February 1914, when he pressed his hands together to keep them warm. After practicing every day for seven weeks he could he could play Yankee Doodle.

The rest is history:



Here’s Cecil with his rendition of Let Me Call You Sweetheart.


Via: Internet Archive

  • I remember seeing this back in the early 1980s as the opening of a strange documentary called “Gizmo”. It featured weird inventions and “skills” from 1920 to about 1950.