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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Samuel Francis Smith


 
Father and I went down to eamp,
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,
A-giving orders to his men,
I guess there was a million. 

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

And then the feathers on his hat,
They looked so' tarnal fin-a,
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima. 

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


And then we saw a swamping gun,
Large as a log of maple;
Upon a deuced little cart,
A load for father's cattle. 

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

And every time they shoot it off,
It takes a horn of powder;
It makes a noise like father's gun,
Only a nation louder. 

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

I went as nigh to one myself,
As' Siah's underpinning;
And father went as nigh agin,
I thought the deuce was in him. 

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

We saw a little barrel, too,
The heads were made of leather;
They knocked upon it with little clubs,
And called the folks together. 

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

And there they'd fife away like fun,
And play on cornstalk fiddles,
And some had ribbons red as blood,
All bound around their middles. 

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

The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces;
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races. 

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

Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions,
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones. 

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

But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother;
So I took my hat off, made a bow,
And scampered home to mother. 

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

Cousin Simon grew so bold,
I thought he would have cocked it;
It scared me so I streaked it off,
And hung by father's pocket. 

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

And there I saw a pumpkin shell,
As big as mother's basin;
And every time they touched it off,
They scampered like the nation. 

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

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