[Ads-l] Antedating of "Yankee Doodle"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 4 01:25:28 UTC 2021

Yankee Doodle (OED 1768)

1767 'Andrew Barton' The Disappointment 22 (America's Historical Imprints)

AIR IV. Yankee Doodle.
O! how joyful shall I be,
When I get de money,
I will bring it all to dee;
O! my diddling honey.
(Exit, singing they chorus, yankee doodle, &c.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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