Yankee Doodle Boy

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I'm a Yankee doodle dandy
Yankee doodle do or die
A real live nephew of my uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July
She's my Yankee Doodle sweetheart
I'm her Yankee doodle boy
Yankee doodle went to town just to ride a pony
I am that Yankee doodle boy.

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Information About Yankee Doodle Boy

"Yankee Doodle Boy" is one of the many version of the patriotic song "Yankee Doodle" or "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

The "Yankee Doodle Boy" is a patriotic song from the Broadway musical Little Johnny Jones written by musical producer and songwriter George M. Cohan and opened at the Liberty Theater on November 7, 1904.

The song was performed by James Cagney in the 1942 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy", in which he played George M. Cohan, a performance for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.

This particular version was also sung by actor Hal Linden while appearing as a guest on The Muppet Show.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This short verse brings Yankee Doodle to Chinatown

Yankee Doodle Went to China Town
Riding on a Dragon
Told the ladies keep it up
or you'll be A graggin
Yankee doodle keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy mind the fire and the swords
and with the power be handy.

This long version has 6 verses you can sing to

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's
Born on the Fourth of July
I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Yankee Doodle came to London
Just to ride the ponies
I am a Yankee Doodle boy.

I'm the kid that's all the candy
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
I'm glad I am
So's Uncle Sam
I'm a real live Yankee Doodle
Made my name and fame and boodle
Just like Mister Doodle did
By riding on a pony
I love to listen to the Dixey strain
"I long to see the girl I left behind me"
And that ain't a josh
She's a Yankee, by gosh
Oh, say can you see
Anything about a Yankee that's a phoney?

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's
Born on the Fourth of July
I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Yankee Doodle came to London
Just to ride the ponies
I am a Yankee Doodle boy.

Father's name was Hezikiah
Mother's name was Ann Maria
Yanks through and through
Red, white and blue
Father was so Yankee hearted
When the Spanish War was started
He slipped upon his uniform
And hopped up on a pony
My mother's mother was a Yankee true
My father's father was a Yankee too
And that's going some
For the Yankees, by gum
Oh, say can you see
Anything about my pedigree that's phoney?

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's
Born on the Fourth of July
I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Yankee Doodle came to London,
Just to ride the ponies
I am a Yankee Doodle boy.

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Erica, United States

20 May 2011 at 1:00am

at my school i sang yankee doodle dandy

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