Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Yankee Doodle

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1830

Comments

Yankee Doodle

A Favorite National Air

for the Piano Forte

Boston (Washington Street): Published by C. Bradlee (1830)

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[Verse 1]
A Yankee Boy is trim and tall,
And never over fat sir,
At dance, or frolic, hop and ball,
As nimble as a rat sir.

[Refrain]
Yankee doodle guard your coat,
Yankee doodle dandy
Fear not then nor threat not boast
Yankee doodle dandy.

[Verse 2]
He's always out on training day,
Commencement or election;
At truck and trade he knows the way,
Of thriving to perfection.

[Refrain]

[Verse 3]
His door is always open found,
His cider of the best, sir,
His board with pumpkin pye is crown'd,
And welcome every guest, sir.

[Refrain]

[Verse 4]
Though rough and little is his farm,
That little is how own, sir,
His hand is strong, his hear is warm,
'Tis truth and honor's throne, sir.

[Refrain]

[Verse 5]
His country is his pride and boast,
He'll ever prove true blue, sir,
When call'd upon to give his toast,
'Tis Yankee doodle, doo, sir.

[Refrain]

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