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

    (Chorus)
    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

    (Chorus)

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

    (Chorus)

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

    (Chorus)
    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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