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 TitleV=Verse   C=Chorus   N=Note   P=Production
w=Words   m=Music
1 - 3  $5 ea
4 up  $4 ea
Yankee Doodle
Patriotic
1775 or Ea - m. British War Song,1400s Dutch Harvest Song, w. Unknown V - Yankee Doodle went to town, A-riding on a pony; He stuck a feather in his hat, And called it macaroni. C - Yankee Doodle, keep it up, Yankee Doodle dandy. Mind the music and the step, And with the girls be handy! N - There are numerous versions of the lyrics. PD Reprint
Yankee Doodle Boy
Patriotic
1904 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - I'm the kid that's all the candy, I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy. I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, I'm glad I am. So's Uncle Sam. C - I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Yankee Doodle, do or die; A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam's, born on the Fourth of July. N - a.k.a. Yankee Doddle Dandy PD Reprint
Yellow Dog Blues
Popular Song
1914 - m. W. C. Handy PD Reprint
Yellow Rose of Texas
Traditional
1853 V - There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am going to see, No other darkey knows here, no darkey only me; She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart C - She's the sweetest rose of color this darkey ever knew, Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew. PD Reprint
You're A Grand Old Flag
Patriotic
1906 - w.m. George M. Cohan V - There's a feeling comes a-stealing, And it set my brain a-reeling. C - You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave. PD Reprint
You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
Popular Song
1903 - m. Harry Armstrong, w. Richard Gerard Husch PD Reprint
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