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Yankee Doodle (Lyrics)

Various European countries claim the original of the tune we know as Yankee Doodle, and it was the British who brought the tune to America during the French …



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  1. British verson!
    a stupid, Foolish colonist went to town
    riding a little pony instead of a real horse
    added one fancy item to his shabby outfit
    and believed he had some class.
    according to a song heard around the world….

  2. He stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni: ‘macaroni’ in 18th century england was used to mean ‘fashionable’ because a bunch of rich young dudes went to italy and really liked the stuff there

  3. me an my sister couldn't remember the lyrics to this so we were combining Yankee Doodle, Old McDonald had a farm and "What do you do with a drunken sailor" so the song went like this
    "Yankee Doodle had a farm E-I-E-I-O!
    Put a feather in his hat and called macaroni!
    Way Hey and Up she rises, Way Hey and Up she rises!"
    its not as bad as i could have been…

  4. Who then adopted it and made it their own.

    Do you really think the original British version featured the lyric 'and the British were defeated?' Not the most inspiring slur to use against the Yanks, is it?

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