Yankee Doodle

Album: One Hundred Children's Favorites, Vol. 2 (1775)
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  • 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

    Father and I went down to camp
    Along with Captain Gooding
    There were all the men and boys
    As thick as hasty pudding


    And there was Captain Washington
    Upon a strapping stallion
    Giving orders to his men
    I guess there were a million


    Yankee Doodle is a tune
    That comes in mighty handy
    The enemy all runs away at
    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

Comments: 9

  • Madi from ForestI always thought that he was calling the feather macaroni but now I'm thinking...
    Maybe he's calling the town macaroni.
  • Ajb From BrownieWas it maybe the feather that he called macaroni? Hmmm, could also be this.
  • Ajb from BrownieYankee Doodle went to town. A-riding on a pony, Stuck a feather in his cap. And called it macaroni'. was it Yankee Doodle's cap,or the pony's cap?
    song just says "his cap"
  • Anonymous It took me forever to realize that when they put (chorus) it means to sing the chorus. XD
  • Seth from Rapid City South DakotaThese are not the entire lyrics. A lot is missing
  • Ruby I have a book from the mid 1900's, the lyrics are different than they are here...?
  • Lynne from Waco, TexasIn the need to wash our hands at least 20 seconds because of the covid-19 virus it brings back a memory of nursing school we were taught to sing Yankee Doodle Dandy which is equivalent to 20 seconds! It's very interesting to research Origins thank you
  • 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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