Taken from memory, in honor of Independence Day over on this side of the pond. This march has quite a history, dating from before the Revolutionary War. A brief history can be found here, for starters: http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/YA_YEK.htm#YANKEE_DOODLE_DANDY.
Here’s some links to some of the lyrics and their meaning: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1870/whats-the-song-yankee-doodle-all-about
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Well, over here it’s the 4th for 5 more hours. Let the fireworks begin!
Wikipedia reference here:
And the Irish session connection is?
Not an Irish connection, but getting closer (1st part only):
…Of course, his name was originally Yankel Doody, is mother being a Jew and his father, a Kerryman.