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American Ballads and Folk Songs
But how each valiant Yankee crams We surely need not tell, sir, If only you bring on the clams All smoking in the shell, sir. Yankee Doodle, etc*
A Civil War fragment from the South:
Yankee Doodle had a mind
To whip the Southern traitors,
Just because they did not choose to live
On codfish and potatoes*
Yankee Doodle, fa, so, la,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
And so to keep his courage up
He took a drink of brandy.
Yankee Doodle drew his sword And practiced all his passes j Come, boys, we'll take another drink When we get to Manassas. Yankee Doodle, fa, so, la, Yankee Doodle dandy Never got to Manassas plain And never drank his brandy.
Yankee Doodle, all for shame j
You're always intermeddling.
Leave guns alone, they're dangerous things j
You'd better stick to peddling.
Yankee Doodle, fa, so, la,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
When you get to Bully Run ,
You'll throw away your brandy.