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.
Yankee doodle guard your coat,
Yankee doodle dandy
Fear not then nor threat not boast
Yankee doodle dandy.
He's always out on training day,
Commencement or election;
At truck and trade he knows the way,
Of thriving to perfection.
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.
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.
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.
Yankee Doodle, "Yankee Doodle" (1830). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 311.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.