Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Yankee Doodle” in article pos=37 of The Daily Dispatch: may 11, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...rain of some natural poet, away down in Dixie--'that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns,' because no one as yet has ever reached it."
We have no really national airs.
" Yankee Doodle " is an unmeaning melody of foreign origin.
As our correspondent says, it was played in derision of the Americans, by the British lifers during the Revolutionary war — Its true origin is from ...
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