Richard Shuckburgh - Yankee Doodle chords

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Yankee Doodle chords
Traditional British / American

G                         D
Fath'r and I went down to camp,
 G                  D7
Along with Cap'n Goodin',
    G                C
And there we saw the men and boys
   D              G
As thick as hasty puddin'.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                       D
And there we saw a thousand men
   G                D7
As rich as Squire David,
    G                C     
And what they wasted every day,
  D                G
I wish it could be saved.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

     G                        D
The 'lasses they eat it every day,
      G                 D7
Would keep a house a winter;
     G                  C
They have so much, that I'll be bound,
     D                   G
They eat it when they've mind ter.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                      D
And there I see a swamping gun
G                   D7
Large as a log of maple,
 G            C
Upon a deuced little cart,
  D                 G
A load for father's cattle.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                        D
And every time they shoot it off,
   G                  D7
It takes a horn of powder,
    G                  C
and makes a noise like father's gun,
D             G
Only a nation louder.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

  G                     D
I went as nigh to one myself
    G           D7
As 'Siah's inderpinning;
    G              C
And father went as nigh again,
  D                     G
I thought the deuce was in him.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

G                    D
Cousin Simon grew so bold,
  G                            D7
I thought he would have cocked it;
   G              C
It scared me so I shrinked it off
    D                G
And hung by father's pocket.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                 D
And Cap'n Davis had a gun,
   G                      D7
He kind of clapt his hand on't
    G               C
And stuck a crooked stabbing iron
 D              G
Upon the little end on't

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                     D
And there I see a pumpkin shell
   G                 D7
As big as mother's bason,
    G               C
And every time they touched it off
     D                  G
They scampered like the nation.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

  G                   D
I see a little barrel too,
    G                      D7
The heads were made of leather;
     G                  C
They knocked on it with little clubs
    D                  G
And called the folks together.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                      D
And there was Cap'n Washington,
    G                  D7
And gentle folks about him;
     G                  C
They say he's grown so 'tarnal proud
   D                 G
He will not ride without em'.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,

G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

   G                      D
He got him on his meeting clothes,
 G                   D7
Upon a slapping stallion;
   G              C
He sat the world along in rows,
   D               G
In hundreds and in millions.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

    G                      D
The flaming ribbons in his hat,
     G                       D7
They looked so tearing fine, ah,
  G                 C
I wanted dreadfully to get
   D            G
To give to my Jemima.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

  G                    D
I see another snarl of men
  G                        D7
A digging graves they told me,
    G                C
So 'tarnal long, so 'tarnal deep,
      D                  G
They 'tended they should hold me.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

   G                         D
It scared me so, I hooked it off,
    G                  D7
Nor stopped, as I remember,
    G                 C
Nor turned about till I got home,

       D              G
Locked up in mother's chamber.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

Lyrics added by the South during the Civil War:

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on A pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.

C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
C
Yankee Doodle keep it up,
G
Yankee Doodle dandy,
C
Mind the music and the step,
    G        D7       G
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.

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