Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The New Yankee Doodle

Away down South in other days,
They used to sing so handy,
The tune our fathers loved to sing –
Of Yankee Doodle dandy;
And hail Columbia once they sang,
But now they’ve grown uncivil,
The starry spangled banner too,
They hate it like the devil.

And the flag, the brave old flag,
No more with them will take, sir,
They’ve buried that, and in its place,
They’ve got a pesky snake, sir!
But were the boys to keep the flag,
Our Washington fought under;
Long wave that flag, that good old flag,
The Stars and Stripes, by thunder!

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 3, 1862, p. 4

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