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Yankee Doodle Boy Text Format

Raised tonic (Di), repeated rhythm patterns, and an unusual descending minor third Mi\Di.



Grade: Fourth (4)

Origin: George M Cohan – 1904

Key: G Major

Time: 2/4

Form: ABAC

Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti | ti ti ti ti | ta/a | ta/ (ti) | ta ta | ta (ta) | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation

Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa So

Intervals: intermediate: Re\La/Re (P4), Re\Ti (M3), So/Do (P4), Do/Mi (M3), Mi\Di (m3), Do\La\Do (m3), Re\So (P5),

Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rests: eighth; tied notes, syncopation, repeated rhythmic patterns, running eighth notes, raised tonic Di,

Key Words: United States history, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Broadway Musical: “Little Johnny Jones” (Tod Sloan, jockey), English Derby, Uncle Sam, Fourth of July, sweetheart, London, England, ponies, nephew


“Yankee Doodle Boy”
I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
A Yankee Doodle, do or die;
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam,
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 the Yankee Doodle Boy.
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