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Songs That Every Child Should Know 145
Yankee Doodle
If one wants interesting reading let him look up the bibliography of this extraordinary song. Volumes of literature might be made upon the subject. The original words are preserved in the British Museum. There are fifteen verses in the original. The Hon. Stephen Salisbury said of the song (Oct. 21, 1872), "Yankee Doodle is national property, but it is not a treasure of the highest value. It has some antiquarian claims for which its friends do not care. It cannot be disowned, and it will not be disused. In its own words,
1 It suits for feasts, it suits for fun, And just as well for fighting.'
The word Yankee is supposed to be a corruption of an Indian effort to say ' English' Yenglees, Yangles, Yanklees Yankee."
Words by Gen. George P. Morris.
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