American Old Time Song Lyrics: 59 Yankee Dewey
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 59
Tune-"Yankee Doodle." by Richard J. Beamish.
Oh! Yankee Dewey had a fleet and gallant Yankee sailors;
No fear knew he, this brave Dewey, of guns or mines or Weylers.
Yankee Dewey, keep it up, Yankee Dewey, steady;
Keep your eye and powder dry, and with your guns be ready.
From Hong Kong Dewey's fleet was forced with coal he first did fill her:
Then said, "My men, we'll coal again off yonder in Manila." - Chorus.
The Spanish Ships fled to the forts, but Dewoy came right after.
His guns' black lane called loud "The Maine!" his shells shrieked awful
The Spaniards saw no loopholes there, if to the trees they hied them,
Old Dewey soon, in a balloon, would be up there beside them.- Chorus.
Yankee Dewey kept it up, Yankee Dewey, steady;
He kept his eye and powder dry, and with his guns was ready.-Chorus.