The Yankee Doodle Boy
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Published 1904 by F. A. Mills


[Verse 1]
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 Dixie strain;
"I long to see ther 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?

[Chorus]
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 the Yankee Doodle Boy.


[Verse 2]
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 in his uniform and hopped upon a pony.

My mother's mother was a Yankee free,
My father's father was a Yankee too;
And that's going some, For the Yankees by gosh,
Oh, say can you see Any thing about my pedigree that's phoney?

[Repeat Chorus]