Yankee Doodle the World’s popular nursery rhymes


By Cynthia-G-Toups

The lyrics of the “Yankee Doodle” are a popular English language nursery rhyme that has been around since at least 1745. It has been said that the song was created by American minstrels who were being exploited by British soldiers. But this version is not correct, because it did not exist in the United States during the time period when the song’s authorship is believed to have occurred.

 “Yankee Doodle Lyrics”

listen to the World’s popular nursery rhymes Yankee doodle lyrics are given below.

Kids Version

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
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 Captain Gooding,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

There was Captain Washington,
Upon a slapping stallion,
Giving orders to his men-
I guess there were a million.

Yankee doodle lyrics Full version

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni’.

Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy.

Fath’r and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Gooding,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.


And there we saw a thousand men
As rich as Squire David,
And what they wasted every day,
I wish it could be saved.


The ‘lasses they eat it every day,
Would keep a house a winter;
They have so much, that I’ll be bound,
They eat it when they’ve mind ter.


And there I see a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple,
Upon a deuced little cart,
A load for father’s cattle.


And every time they shoot it off,
It takes a horn of powder,
and makes a noise like father’s gun,
Only a nation louder.


I went as nigh to one myself
As ‘Siah’s inderpinning;
And father went as nigh again,
I thought the deuce was in him.

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Cousin Simon grew so bold,
I thought he would have cocked it;
It scared me so I shrinked it off
And hung by father’s pocket.


And Cap’n Davis had a gun,
He kind of clapt his hand on’t
And stuck a crooked stabbing iron
Upon the little end on’t


And there I see a pumpkin shell
As big as mother’s bason,
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.


I see a little barrel too,
The heads were made of leather;
They knocked on it with little clubs
And called the folks together.


And there was Cap’n Washington,
And gentle folks about him;
They say he’s grown so ‘tarnal proud
He will not ride without em’.


He got him on his meeting clothes,
Upon a slapping stallion;
He sat the world along in rows,
In hundreds and in millions.


The flaming ribbons in his hat,
They looked so tearing fine, ah,
I wanted dreadfully to get
To give to my Jemima.


I see another snarl of men
A digging graves they told me,
So ‘tarnal long, so ‘tarnal deep,
They ‘tended they should hold me.


It scared me so, I hooked it off,
Nor stopped, as I remember,
Nor turned about till I got home,
Locked up in mother’s chamber.


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“Yankee Doodle ” is an American song and a nursery rhyme, that was originally written during the Seven Years’ War, which the founding fathers used to inspire colonial soldiers fighting in this war. It has also been around since Colonial America, but its origins are still unclear today. It’s known in the United States as an inspiration for patriotism, and it is the official state anthem of Connecticut. Its unique sound makes it easy to recognize even when played out of tune!

yankee doodle lyrics for kids

when was Yankee Doodle composed?

The Yankee Doodle is a song written in 1745 by British composer John Kirke Paine. The melody was used in the United States as a marching tune, and eventually became associated with New England, particularly Massachusetts.

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In 1852, Boston singer George W. Johnson wrote lyrics to the tune that changed its meaning from a simple soldier’s tune to a reflection of anti-British sentiment at the time. The new lyrics referred to the American Revolution and “Yankee Doodle” came to be regarded as an insult toward all things British.

With its roots in Boston culture, “Yankee Doodle” has been popularly used in sporting events such as baseball and football games since the late 19th century, typically being played when fans are leaving or entering stadiums during pregame ceremonies. In addition, it is also often sung at state funerals for prominent Americans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. A rendition of “Yankee Doodle” is played at every Olympic Games opening ceremony since 1936. It has become customary for children of school age across America to sing this song on September 11th, usually accompanied by their teacher’s baton.

In its history, Yankee Doodle has been sung by many people around the world, including British soldiers fighting in the American Revolutionary War, and German anti-British revolutionaries during World War.

The Yankee Doodle composition was written by the English poet Robert Dodsley. It is a parody of the original tune, which was composed in 17th century England by Henry Carey and first published in London’s Daily Courant newspaper on November 9, 1744.

Why did Yankee Doodle call the feather macaroni?

Yankee Doodle was known for his satirical songs. He was popular for this reason and the song he wrote, called “Yankee Doodle” had a lot of political meaning in it. The name “Yankee” means the person who lives in New England (United States). This word is derived from the French word “Yanke”, which means Englishman.

This is what John Adams, one of the founding fathers said about him:
“I am not vain enough to think that my little country will ever be able to take a place among the great ones of Europe, but I know that she will always have her share of merit.”
In other words, Yankee Doodle’s sarcasm has been lost over time. But it’s good to know where he got his name from!

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Who was Yankee Doodle?

Yankee Doodle was a British soldier who went missing during the American Revolution. He is popularly known as the father of American music. His tune was composed by George Washington and James Fennimore Cooper in 1775 when the United States was at war with Britain.

The tune became an unofficial anthem for the Revolutionary War and remains to be so today. Many people believe that it helped inspire many patriotic songs during this period including The Battle Hymn of the Republic written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861.
So I would say Yankee Doodle is one of the most famous people in USA history!

What is a Yankee doodle dandy?

Yankee Doodle Dandy is a type of biscuit made in the USA. It is typically round, crunchy, and chewy. The term was used to describe its shape, appearance, and characteristics. The original recipe was created by an American soldier during the Revolutionary War.

The cookie originated from British soldiers who were stationed in America during the war years between 1775-1783. After being stationed there for some time, they would bring back biscuits from their home country to share with their friends back home. This eventually became a favorite snack among British soldiers when they returned home from America after being discharged from the army at the end of the war period in 1783

It’s been said that John Adams‘ wife Abigail gave him a batch of “Yankee” cookies as a gift while he was still president of the United States of America. However, this is highly unlikely because it took place around 1799 which was well after his presidency ended and he died in 1826 without ever mentioning this incident in any public speeches or writings.

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