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Yankee Doodle. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yankee_Doodle.JPG. The Americans took the song as an insult but went back and started singing it. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_death_of_general_warren_at_the_battle_of_bunker_hill.jpg. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yankee_Doodle.JPGThe Americans took the song as an insult but went back and started singing it.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_death_of_general_warren_at_the_battle_of_bunker_hill.jpgYankee Doodle is a well-known song. Its origin dates back to the Seven Years' War.http://www.flickr.com/photos/29449366@N05/2886727930/

Many of the songs that have become characteristic of American patriotism is in the old English folk music.http://www.flickr.com/photos/zupao/827591308/

The tune also appeared in 1762, in one of America's first comic operas, The Disappointment.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/lyrical/songs/yankee_doodle.htmlBefore many days have passed, the citizens sand their convention song to the tune of Yankee Doodle.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yankee_Doodle_BAH-p102.png

At the time, almost everyone sang in public, for entertainment, for worship, or to speed along their work. However songs were an important instrument of sarcasm. People also used songs to make fun of other people, pass mean messages, or to insult to their enemies and sometimes their friends. During the Revolutionary War the song Yankee Doodle was written. Sometimes, people sang this song in Revolutionary America to send a hurtful message. This song, which told the story of a poorly dressed Yankee ,was so popular with British troops that they played it as they marched to battle on the first day of the Revolutionary War. The rebels quickly claimed the song as their own but dozens of new verses were added by the British. The British sang Yankee Doodle on the way down to the War.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Yorke_Scarlett_(1799-1871),_British_soldier.jpg