Words & Music: George M. Cohan
Arr: Merv Rowley and Ruth Randle, 2012
Our selection this month is about an old English
nursery rhyme and how it stirred a young man's imagination to
adopt a path to fame and fortune in expressing his devout patriotism to his home in America. The young man was George Cohan, born in America of Irish parents whose profession was vaudeville entertainers. George
spent his early life traveling about the country with his parents on trains. Even at an early age, he showed talent for singing, dancing and acting. As an adult,
he added music and lyric composition to this list, and eventually
became a producer.
His patriotism is reflected not only in his writing of
Yankee Doodle Boy, but also for Over There and
You're a Grand Old Flag.
that it starts out in the key of A, with minimal
chording for the verses, and modulates to the key of D
for the chorus. You may be familiar with the
chorus, but not the verses - the chorus itself will
stand alone as a song.
We hope you enjoy this old favorite.
Your 1-3-5 Team
Yankee Doodle Boy.pdf
Yankee Doodle Boy.tef
Yankee Doodle Boy.mid
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