Billy Murray: Yankee Doodle Boy | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Yankee Doodle Boy» von Billy Murray.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1905 (Single)
Label: Gold Moulded Records 8910
Songwriter George M. Cohan
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Genre: Traditionalpop - Varieteepop - Vaudeville, Traditionalpop - Vocalpop - Military

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Der Song wurde zum ersten Mal im Broadway Musical Little Johnny Jones (1904) aufgeführt. Das Stück handelt von den Erlebnissen eines fiktiven amerikanischen Jockeys, Johnny Jones. Seine Figur war nach dem echten Jockey Tod Sloan modelliert, der im traditionellen englischen Derby mit einem Pferd namens «Yankee Doodle» antrat.
Der Song ist nicht zu verwechseln mit Yankee Doodle, dem patriotisches Lied, das vor der Amerikanischen Revolution entstanden ist.

Personen und Querverweise


Billy Murray
George M. Cohan

Lyrics

[Verse] I'm the kid that's all the candy I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy I'm glad I am So's Uncle Sam I'm a real live Yankee Doodle Made my name and fame and boodle Just like Mister Doodle did By riding on a pony I love to listen to the Dixey strain "I long to see the girl I left behind me" And that ain't a josh She's a Yankee, by gosh Oh, say can you see Anything about a Yankee that's a phoney? [Chorus] I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy A Yankee Doodle, do or die A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's Born on the Fourth of July I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart She's my Yankee Doodle joy Yankee Doodle came to London Just to ride the ponies I am a Yankee Doodle boy [Verse] Father's name was Hezikiah Mother's name was Ann Maria Yanks through and through Red, white and blue Father was so Yankee hearted When the Spanish War was started He slipped upon his uniform And hopped up on a pony My mother's mother was a Yankee true My father's father was a Yankee too And that's going some For the Yankees, by gum Oh, say can you see Anything about my pedigree that's phoney? [Chorus] I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy A Yankee Doodle, do or die A real live nephew of my uncle Sam's Born on the Fourth of July I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart She's my Yankee Doodle joy Yankee Doodle came to London, Just to ride the ponies I am a Yankee Doodle boy