Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yankee Doodle Dandy




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.

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

There was General 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.

A long war then was fought and won
The British were defeated,
and Yankee Doodle was the march
to which their troops retreated.

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

VOCABULARY

hasty pudding = ground corn cooked in milk or water
handy = skilled, effective, probably referring to good dancing
slapping stallion = strong horse
mind = pay attention to
troops = soldiers
macaroni = a fashionable wig.
stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni = the stupid
American soldier, having no idea about fashion, only puts a
feather in his cap and thinks he's made a fashionable wig.


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