Yankee Doodle
 G       /     /       D7
Yankee Doodle went to town
G       /   /  G
riding on a pony
 G       /       C      /
Stuck a feather in his hat and
D          /   G /
called it macaroni
 C       /       /      /
Yankee doodle, keep it up,
 G      /      /  /
Yankee doodle dandy;
 C        /     /       /
Mind the music and the step,
     G        D7       G  /
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,
A-giving orders to his men,
I guess there was a million.

And there they'd fife away like fun,
And play on cornstalk fiddles,
And some had ribbons red as blood,
All bound around their middles.

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

And there I saw a pumpkin shell,
As big as mother's basin;
And every time they touched it off,
They scampered like the nation.

The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces;
It scared me almost half to death
To see them run such races.

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