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Yankee Doodle | Lyrics, History and Free Beginner Piano & Guitar Sheet Music

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History for 'Yankee Doodle'

Yankee Doodle is a popular patriotic song and the state anthem of Connecticut. The earliest words for Yankee Doodle are from a 15th-century Dutch harvest song which is believed to have followed the same tune. It contained mostly nonsense words in English and Dutch. We have included them below.


Lyrics for 'Yankee Doodle'

Yankee Doodle went to town
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,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion,
Giving orders to his men
I guess there were a million.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

Yankee Doodle went to town
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.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.


Alternate Lyrics for 'Yankee Doodle'

Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni.

Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony,
He stuck his head in a beauty shop
And came out with a Toni.


Original Dutch Lyrics for 'Yankee Doodle'

Yanker, didel, doodle down,
Diddle, dudel, lanther,
Yanke viver, voover vown,
Botermilk und tanther.


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