When Yankee Doodle Learns To Parlez Vous Francais
Music by Ed Nelson
Words by Will Hart
Published 1917 by A. J. Stasny Music Co.

[Verse 1]
When Yankee Doodle came to Paris town,
Upon his face he wore a little frown,
To those he'd meet upon the street, he couldn't speak a word,
To find a Miss that he could kiss, it seemed to be absurd.

But if this Yankee should stay there a while,
Upon his face you're bound to see a smile.

When Yankee Doodle learns to Parlez vous Francais,
Parlez vous Francais, in the proper way,
He will call each girlie "Ma Cherie,"
To evry Miss that wants a kiss he'll say "Wee Wee,

On Ze Be, On Ze Bou, On Ze Boule, Boulevard,
With a girl, with a curl you can see him promenade,
When Yankee Doodle learns to Parlez vous Francais, "Oo La La,
Sweet Papa" he will teach them all to say.

[Verse 2]
Soon Tankee Doodle left old Paris town,
Upon his face there was a coat of brown,
For every man of Uncle Sam was fighting in a trench,
Between each shell, they learned quite well to speak a little French.

When Yankee Doodle gets back to Paree,
He'll break a million hearts take it from me.

[Chorus]