Deuteronomy 20:1-4
When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and
chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of
them, because the LORD  your God, who brought you up
out
of Egypt, will be with you. When you are about to go into
battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. He
shall say: "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle
against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not
be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the LORD
your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against
your enemies to give you victory."
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Photos of the Fife and Drummer by;
Christopher W. French, Colonial
Williamsburg, July 9, 2006
Yankee Doodle Dandy
By; George M. Cohan

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 a Yankee Doodle boy

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 Dixey strain
"I long to see the 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?

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 a Yankee Doodle boy

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 upon his uniform
And hopped up on a pony
My mother's mother was a Yankee true
My father's father was a Yankee too
And that's going some
For the Yankees, by gum
Oh, say can you see
Anything about my pedigree that's phoney?

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 a Yankee Doodle boy
Yankee-Doodle
The song's origins were in a pre-Revolutionary War
song originally sung by British military officers to mock
the dishevelled, unorganized colonial "Yankees" with
whom they served in the French and Indian War. At
the time, the most common meaning of the word
doodle had the meaning of "simpleton" or "fool". It is
believed that the tune comes from the nursery rhyme
Lucy Locket. One version of the Yankee Doodle
lyrics is attributed to Doctor Richard Shuckburgh, a
British Army surgeon.

Yankee-Doodle is a well-known American song,
often sung patriotically today (although originally
satirical). It is the state anthem of Connecticut.

The first verse and refrain, as often sung
today, goes:

Yankee Doodle went to town,
A-Riding on a pony;
He stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it macaroni.
Yankee Doodle, keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy;
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy!

A full version of the song, as it is known
today, goes:

Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Gooding,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy.

And there we saw a thousand men
As rich as Squire David,
And what they wasted every day,
I wish it could be saved.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

And there we saw a swamping gun,
Large as a log of maple,
Upon a deuced little cart,
A load for father's cattle.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

And every time they shoot it off,
It takes a horn of powder;
It makes a noise like father's gun,
Only a nation louder.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

Cousin Simon grew so bold,
I thought he would have cock'd it.
It scaredme so, I shrieked it off,
And hung by father's pocket.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

I saw a little barrel too,
The heads were made of leather.
They knocked on it with little clubs
And called the folks together.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

And there was Captain Washington,
and gentlefolks about him.
They say he's grown so tarnal proud,
He will not ride without them.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

He got himself in meeting-clothes,
Upon a slapping stallion.
He set the world along in rows,
In hundreds and in millions.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

The flaming ribbons in his hat,
They looked so taring fine, ah,
I wanted pockily to get,
To give to my Jemimah.
Yankee Doodle & Chorus.

Civil War
During the American Civil War, Southerners added
some new lines of their own:

Yankee Doodle had a mind
To whip the Southern rebels,
Because they did not choose to live
On codfish from his tables.
Yankee Doodle, fa, so la,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
And so to keep his courage up,
He took a drink of brandy.
Also popular in the South was a further customized
version called "Dixie Doodle":

Dixie whipped old Yankee Doodle
Early in the morning.
Yankeedom had best look out
And take a timely warning.
Hurrah! for our Dixie land,
Hurrah! for our borders!
Southern boys to arms will stand
And whip the dark marauders.

Song Lyrics and Info from
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Christopher W. French
"The Spirit of '76" - Archibald M. Willard
(1836-1918) is one of Ohio's best-known
painters. Born in Bedford, Ohio, Willard is said
to have loved drawing from a very early age. At
about 1875 he began work on "Yankee
Doodle" (later known as "The Spirit of '76")














Fife and drum corps parading in Williamsburg,
Virginia.














Paul Revere's ride, April 18, 1775  -  After
learning that British troops from Boston were
coming to seize patriot munitions, Paul Revere
and William Dawes rode to alert Samuel Adams
and John Hancock in Lexington. They were
later joined by Dr. Samuel Prescott to spread
the news to Concord.
George Washington crossing the Delaware River  -  With morale at a low point, Washington led
his battered army, who were recently defeated in New York, across the Delaware River on
December 25, 1776, hoping to surprise the British army quartered at Trenton, NJ.
Artist, Emanuel Leutze 1851 (1816-1868)
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"American Patriotic Music"
by, Christopher W. French
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1. America The Beautiful
2. All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight
3. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
4. The Star-Spangled Banner
5. Yankee Doodle/Dandy
6. Listen to The Gettysburg Address
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