Yankee Doodle- Free Sheet Music

American Flag Believed to have been written in 1755 by British surgeon Dr. Richard Schackburg, Yankee Doodle has become one of the most well known pieces of music in the United States. This document contains the sheet music to Yankee Doodle in both PDF and Sibilius Scorch formats. Parts are available for all common concert band instruments including voice.

 

Once sung by young and old alike, today the song has a more juvenile frame of reference. While we all learn the song in our elementary school music classes, the song is not widely used as it once was. Over the centuries the song has gone through dozens of iterations. The most common we still sing today, however other sets of lyrics have been written by dozens of different people. During the civil war, southerners took the traditionally British song and added several sets of lyrics, many proclaiming the stupidity of their "northern agressors." Many other verses also exist and many are cataloged at Wikipedia.



When Schackburg wrote Yankee Doodle he was no doubt attempting to poke fun at the American colonial forces. Instead of angering the Yankees, instead they adopted the tune as their own, turning it into an unofficial anthem as quickly as 1777. In an ultimate slap in the face, the song was performed in Yorktown during the surrender of British General Cornwallis to American General George Washington. The song once written to poke fun at a renegade nation had come full circle to be accepted as a song of that nation's triumph and joy.

Yankee Doodle is not directly related to the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy , composed in 1942 by Robert Buckner and Edmund Joseph. 

Yankee Doodle - Traditional Patriotic Song

Free Sheet Music For The Traditional Patriotic Song, "Yankee Doodle"

 

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The lyrics (words) to some of the various versions of Yankee Doodle :

Brother Ephraim sold his Cow
And bought him a Commission;
And then he went to Canada
To fight for the Nation;


But when Ephraim he came home
He proved an arrant Coward,
He wouldn't fight the Frenchmen there
For fear of being devour'd.

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  • Guest - Alicia Doddy

    Yankee Doodle and Yankee Doodle Dandy are two different songs. You seem to be making them the same song!

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  • Guest - Chad Criswell

    In reply to: Guest - Alicia Doddy

    Alicia,<br />I can't believe I let that mistake get through. Sometimes the titles all seem to run together in my head I guess. In any case I have fixed the article and it should now be accurate.

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  • Guest - Devin

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! In social studies class we're doing revolutionary war and we have final projects due on MON. I picked music one, and this made my search for the sheet music for drums, flute, and piano (I substituted for bells) So much easier!

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