T: Yankee Doodle
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GG AB|cB AG|FD EF|G2 G2||
E3/2F/ ED|EF G2|D3/2E/ DC|B,2 D2|
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Also known as Yankee Doodle Dandy.
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Yankee Doodle has been added to 18 tunebooks.
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.