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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon May 22 20:31:12 EDT 2017


Presumably relevant, as a possible antedating of 1768.  Since the French and Indian War ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, a ballad-writer presumably would not later than that be addressing "them that _now_ will come and fight the proud French Nation".  I think a dating of "not later than 1763" is supportable.

I assume George Thompson has not found this in Early American Newspapers.


Joel


      From: Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU>
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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

http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/

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