Richard Shuckburgh – Yankee Doodle chords

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Yankee Doodle chords
Traditional British / American

G DFath'r and I went down to camp,
G D7Along with Cap'n Goodin',
G CAnd there we saw the men and boys
D GAs thick as hasty puddin'.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DAnd there we saw a thousand men
G D7As rich as Squire David,
G C And what they wasted every day,
D GI wish it could be saved.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DThe 'lasses they eat it every day,
G D7Would keep a house a winter;
G CThey have so much, that I'll be bound,
D GThey eat it when they've mind ter.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DAnd there I see a swamping gun
G D7Large as a log of maple,
G CUpon a deuced little cart,
D GA load for father's cattle.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DAnd every time they shoot it off,
G D7It takes a horn of powder,
G Cand makes a noise like father's gun,
D GOnly a nation louder.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DI went as nigh to one myself
G D7As 'Siah's inderpinning;
G CAnd father went as nigh again,
D GI thought the deuce was in him.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DCousin Simon grew so bold,
G D7I thought he would have cocked it;
G CIt scared me so I shrinked it off
D GAnd hung by father's pocket.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DAnd Cap'n Davis had a gun,
G D7He kind of clapt his hand on't
G CAnd stuck a crooked stabbing iron
D GUpon the little end on't
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DAnd there I see a pumpkin shell
G D7As big as mother's bason,
G CAnd every time they touched it off
D GThey scampered like the nation.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DI see a little barrel too,
G D7The heads were made of leather;
G CThey knocked on it with little clubs
D GAnd called the folks together.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DAnd there was Cap'n Washington,
G D7And gentle folks about him;
G CThey say he's grown so 'tarnal proud
D GHe will not ride without em'.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DHe got him on his meeting clothes,
G D7Upon a slapping stallion;
G CHe sat the world along in rows,
D GIn hundreds and in millions.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DThe flaming ribbons in his hat,
G D7They looked so tearing fine, ah,
G CI wanted dreadfully to get
D GTo give to my Jemima.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DI see another snarl of men
G D7A digging graves they told me,
G CSo 'tarnal long, so 'tarnal deep,
D GThey 'tended they should hold me.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
G DIt scared me so, I hooked it off,
G D7Nor stopped, as I remember,
G CNor turned about till I got home,
D GLocked up in mother's chamber.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
Lyrics added by the South during the Civil War: Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a ponyStuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd 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.
CYankee Doodle keep it up,
GYankee Doodle dandy,
CMind the music and the step,
G D7 GAnd with the girls be handy.
There was Captain WashingtonUpon a slapping stallionA-giving orders to his menI guess there was a million.
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