Yankee Doodle polka

Also known as Yankee Doodle Dandy.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Yankee Doodle has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Yankee Doodle
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GG AB|GB AD|GG AB|G2 F2|
GG AB|cB AG|FD EF|G2 G2||
E3/2F/ ED|EF G2|D3/2E/ DC|B,2 D2|
E3/2F/ ED|EF GE|DG FA|G2 G2||

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Yankee Doodle

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
http://www.smart-central.com/USA/YankeeDoodle.htm
Happy 4th of July everyone!

Yankee Doodle

Well, over here it’s the 4th for 5 more hours. Let the fireworks begin!

And the Irish session connection is?

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…Of course, his name was originally Yankel Doody, is mother being a Jew and his father, a Kerryman.