[Ads-l] "Together with Yanky Doodle." broadside. 1760s ...1763 or earlier??

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon May 22 13:12:01 EDT 2017


Relevant?

A broadside with two poems/songs, available at Early American Imprints, dated there (uncertainly?) to 1760. "The Recruiting Officer. Together with Yanky Doodle."

WorlCat notes: "Two British songs; the first from the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748, and the second from the Anglo-French War, 1755-1763./ The Recruiting officer, first line: Hark, now the drums beat up again./ Yanky Doodle, first line: Here's to all them that will now come./ Typography suggests that the sheet was printed in the United States. Printers' ornament (Reilly 491) was used predominantly during the 1760s./ Text in two columns; printed area measures 29.2 x 16.9 cm./ Not in Evans or Bristol."

The Yanky Doodle mentions "Captain [presumably William] Clapham" and Canada.

Incipit:

"Heres to all them that now will come

and fight the proud French Nation....

Ending:

"Yanky doodle, doodle, Yanky doodle dydie.

Yanky doodle, doodle, Yanky doodle dydie."


Stephen Goranson

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