Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Independence Day!


"Yankee Doodle" is probably the most well known of all tunes to come out of the Revolutionary War. It was originally a British song, mocking the Continentals, but it had a catchy melody, and was quickly taken over by the Americans as a rallying tune. Here is a video of the Towpath Fife and Drum Corps performing "Yankee Doodle" on parade.





I also came across this clip of "Yankee Doodle" sung by folksinger Charlie Zahm, which I thought was rather good as well. It is, perhaps, not entirely historically accurate, what with the bodhran and all, but it makes for a stirring arrangement.

5 comments:

Molly said...

No taxation without representation!

Mahri said...

Down with the British!

Cat said...

That's pretty cool, Mahri. Like the videos. :) For some reason, it reminded me of The Great Escape. I'm not sure why.

Amy said...

AWESOME!!! Really great post. I espically like the 'Yankee Doodle' with the bodhran! :-) Cool, cool!

Teresa said...

Mwerherherher.....And up with the Americans! (Cause we're amazing)