Yankee Doodle

Album: One Hundred Children's Favorites, Vol. 2 (1775)
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  • An early copy of the "Yankee Doodle" lyrics held in the Library of Congress.
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  • Leah from Brooklyn, NyYankee Doodle shares its tune with British nursery rhyme 'Lucy Locket,' the tune referred to in The Beggar's Opera, and was probably adapted from the earlier work.
  • Chomper from Franjkin County, PaThis song become so popular during the American Revolutionary War , that even Gen. George Washington ( later to become the first President of the United States ) had his troops played it on the drums and fife .
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