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Yankee Doodle

Literature Song Speech
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Terran Item

on 8 April 2010

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Transcript of Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle From album: Hail, America Marcelo Terran 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 Cap'n Gooding And there we saw the men and boys As thick as hasty pudding! And there was General Washington Upon a slappin' stallion Giving orders to his men I guess there was a million. 1 x 10^6 A long war then was fought and won The British were defeated :P And Yankee Doodle was the march to which their troops retreated. up 2 3 4 Origin (Composer) The origin is unclear. Some say it's a pre-Revolutionary War song to make fun of the disorganized colonials. Most say it is by British Army surgeon Richard Shuckburgh Not much is known about him. About the Song Written around the 1770s.
It describes the disorganized colonials.
The song writer wrote this to mock these colonials.
"Yankee" is a mispronunciation of the Holland word for "English" and "Doodle" refers to a dumb person.
The British used it to make fun of the colonists in the Revolutionary War. However the Americans made it their rallying anthem for war.
Macaroni, in this song, is not pasta, it is an Italian wig that is very "fashionable." the version of the song we used is from this old patriotic album: Hail, America. Conclusion In conclusion, war music can be used for patriotic reasons, protesting, or even mocking. This song is used to mock the colonials. Sources:
Wikipedia
Youtube
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/songs/Yankee_Doodle.html
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