“Confederate "Yankee Doodle"”


"Yankee Doodle had a mind to whip the southern traitors Because they didn't choose to live on codfish and potatoes... And so to keep his courage up he took a drink of brandy." The song notes that even the brandy didn't help at Bull Run

Historical references

  • July 21, 1861 - First battle of Bull Run fought between the Union army of McDowell and the Confederates under Johnston and Beauregard

Cross references


  1. Randolph 249, "Confederate 'Yankee Doodle'" (1 text)
  2. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 521-525, "Yankee Doodle" (4 texts, 1 tune, of which the third is this version)
  3. Hudson 122, pp. 262-263, "Yankee Doodle" (1 text)
  4. DT, YNKDOOD2*
  5. Roud #7715
  6. BI, R249


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Hudson)
Found in: US(So)