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The song YANKEE'S RETURN FROM CAMP

Article #1 (35 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.shrine.songs From: aa001 (Thomas Grundner) Subject: Yankee's Return Date: Tue, 23 Jan 90 22:12:37 EST

THE YANKEE'S RETURN FROM CAMP (song from Revolutionary War era)

Father and I went down to camp Along with Captain Gooding There we see 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 see a thousand men As rich as Squire David And what they wasted every day I wish it could be saved

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

The m'lasses they eat every day Would keep an house a winter They have as much that I'll be bound They eat it when they're amind to

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

And there we see a swamping gun Large as a log of maple Upon a duced little cart A load for father's cattle

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

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 keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

I went as nigh to one myself As 'Siah's under-pinning And father went as nigh again I thought the duce was in him

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

Cousin Simon grew so bold I thought he would have cock'd it It scar'd me so I streak'd it off And hung by father's pocket

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

But Captain Davis has a gun He kind of clap'd his hand on't And struck a crooked stabbing iron Upon the little end on't

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

And there I see a pumpkin shell As big as mother's basin And every time they touch'd it off They scamper'd like the nation

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

I see a little barrel too The heads were made of leather They knock'd upon it with little clubs And call'd the folks together

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

And there was Captain Washington And gentle folks about him They say he's grown so tarnal proud He will not ride without 'em

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

He got him on his meeting clothes Upon a slapping stallion He set the world along in rows In hundreds and in millions

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

The flaming ribbons in their hats They look'd so tearing fine, ah I wanted plagueily to get To give to my Jemima

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

I see another snarl of men A-digging graves they told me So tarnal long, so tarnel deep They 'tended they should hold me

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

It scar'd me so I hooked it off Nor stopped as I remember Nor turn'd about till I got home Lock'd up in mother's chamber

   Yankee doodle keep it up
   Yankee doodle dandy
   Mind the music and the step
   And with the girls be handy

Prepared by Gerald Murphy (The Cleveland Free-Net - aa300) Distributed by the Cybercasting Services Division of the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN).

Permission is hereby granted to download, reprint, and/or otherwise redistribute this file, provided appropriate point of origin credit is given to the preparer(s) and the National Public Telecomputing Network. 

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