History of the United States

What is the Origin of Yankee Doodle Dandy?


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The following information is from www.answers.com Origins of Yankee Doodle Dandy: A song composed in the 1750s during the French and Indian War (1754-63), and one of the most popular during the Revolutionary War. The lyrics are of British origin and were written to ridicule American colonists and the attire of American soldiers. The Americans adopted the song as one of their own, which led to the development of many different versions and parodies, both British and American. It is believed the Americans played it when the British surrendered at Yorktown (1781). The tune is believed to be of American origin. You can also get more information at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Doodle