Yankee Doodle


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Yankee Doodle

n.
A Yankee.

[From the title of a song popular during the Revolutionary War.]

Yankee Doodle

n
1. (Music, other) an American song, popularly regarded as a characteristically national melody
2. (Peoples) another name for Yankee
References in classic literature ?
Then the president and the senate struck up in a tremendous voice the popular song "Yankee Doodle," while from the congress resounded the masculine tones of the "Marseillaise."
The tune changed to "Dixie" and the audience roared with shrill "hi-yis." Again the music changed, this time to "Yankee Doodle," and the clamour lessened.
Webster did his duty in the approaching negotiations, and sent the English Lord home again in double quick time, they should, within two years, sing 'Yankee Doodle in Hyde Park, and Hail Columbia in the scarlet courts of Westminster!' I found it a pretty town, and had the satisfaction of beholding the outside of the office of the journal from which I have just quoted.
As much as I look forward to the "It's A Wonderful Life" tradition every Christmas season, I look forward to watching the 1942 biopic "Yankee Doodle Dandy." It stars James Cagney as the "song and dance man" who became the king of Broadway, George M.
A Yankee Doodle Shandy could be the order of the day thanks to a link up between a North East brewery and one from America.
Many of the songs are familiar ("Yankee Doodle"), although there are some that are scarce in today's culture ("Matty Groves"), and a few with unfamiliar lyrics but very recognizable tunes ("There Is a Tavern In the Town"--better known as "Head,
Her film debut in Every Night at Eight(1935) led to Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), in which she popularized "Broadway Rhythm" and "You Are My Lucky Star," Born to Dance (1936), and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) with James Cagney, in which she sang the rousing "Over There".
Bill Gold's impressive catalogue of work spanned almost 70 years, from James Cagney film Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942 to working with pal Clint Eastwood on J Edgar in 2011.
Rescuers nicknamed the otter Yankee Doodle. He's just one of 350 otters the center has rescued since it opened in 1975.
Imagine a mash-up of American folk classic Yankee Doodle and Mozart's A Little Night Music or Johann Strauss' Vienna Waltz which rapidly changes into Oh My Darling, Clementine.
He was quite literally the US version of Eddie Kidd, only instead of jumping a Yamaha over caravans at a tractor fair near Sleaford, Evel (now how cool was that name?) would use a Harley-Davidson to jump over snarling lions and vats of acid with his hair on fire and while whistling Yankee Doodle Dandy.