Saturday, July 4, 2015

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle

Father and I went down to camp. A-long with Captain Goddwin
And there we saw the men and boys As thick as hast-ly pud-ding
Yan-kee doo-dle keep it up.  Yan-kee doo-dle dan-dy.
Mind the mu-sic and the step. And with the girls be handy.

This patriotic sheet music postcard is embossed and is postmarked in 1913 with a one cent stamp.

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"Yankee Doodle" is a well-known American song, the origin of which dates back to the Seven Years' War in the mid 1700’s.

The first verse is also a children’s nursery rhyme:
Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony;
He stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it *‘macaroni’

*A macaroni in mid-18th century England, was a fashionable fellow who dressed and even spoke in outlandish ways, so much so as to lose his look of masculinity. 

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