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Friday, February 3, 2012

My New State's Song

I can almost hear my Grandpa Spence sitting at his bar with a Camel between his finger nubs, drinking an Old Milwaukee, singing "Yank my doodle it's a dandeeeeeee."

Wrong song, but close. The official state song for Connecticut is, yep, Yankee Doodle. Sing along kids.

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony\
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.



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