"Yankee Doodle"

A British army surgeon is believed to have written "Yankee Doodle" to make fun of the American soldiers. But soon the Patriots began to sing the song with pride. At the battles of Lexington and Concord the song was sung by the colonists to insult the retreating British soldiers.

 

The British sang to make fun of the colonial soldiers......

 

Yankee Doodle came to town,

For to buy a firelock,

We will tar and feather him,

And so we will John Hancock.

But soon the American  soldiers claimed it as their own....

 

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
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 Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

CHORUS

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.

CHORUS