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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 22 21:12:14 EDT 2017


The original words of "Yankee Doodle" are widely accepted to have been
written by Dr. Richard Schuckburgh during the French and Indian War.

Am not sure that these lyrics are extant or known, however.

BTW, the tune of the refrain used to vary somewhat from the now universally
known version.

JL

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> 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>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:12 PM
>  Subject: [ADS-L] "Together with Yanky Doodle." broadside. 1760s ...1763
> or earlier??
>
> 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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