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– St. Catherine of Siena

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Music Tuesday: Yankee Doodle Dandy

This is honor of the fourth of July holiday last week.

I was surprised to read that this song actually predated the Revolutionary War, but it certainly is associated with it.  It's so easy to fit lyrics to this tune, that I could not find the exact ones sung here.  Variations must arise frequently.

Here are some of the lyrics:

Yankee Doodle went to town,
A-riding on a pony,
He stuck a feather in his hat
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 Goodin',
And there we see the men and boys
As thick as hasty puddin'.


And there was Gen'ral Washington,
Upon a slapping stallion,
A-giving orders to his men-
I guess there was a million.


A long war then was fought and won:
The British were defeated,
And Yankee Doodle was the march
To which their troops retreated.


What a great melody. 

1 comment:

  1. (((And with the girls be handy.)))

    Now I think, I know where Red Green got his famous line from when he says at the end of many of his shows which goes something like this below:

    If the woman don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya "handy" :)

    By the way Manny, the prayers that you sent in the direction of my grandson and me are well appreciated and we truly thank you.

    God Bless