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The Connecticut State Song

Yankee Doodle

Composer unknown

   VERSE
    Yankee Doodle went to town,
    Riding on a pony,
    Stuck a feather in his hat,
    And called it macaroni.

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

Adoption of State Song

The song, "Yankee Doodle", composer unknown, was adopted as the official state song of Connecticut on October 8, 1978.

Connecticut General Statutes

The following information is excerpted from the Connecticut General Statutes, Title 3, Chapter 33, Section 3-110c. The words and the sheet music are included within the statute.

   WORDS
    Yankee Doodle went to town,
    Riding on a pony,
    Stuck a feather in his hat,
    And called it macaroni.

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

   MUSIC


Source: Connecticut State Web Site, (http://www.state.ct.us), November 21, 2004
Source: Connecticut General Assembly, (http://www.cga.ct.gov), November 21, 2004
Source: Connecticut State Library, (http://www.cslib.org), November 21, 2004
Source: Library of Congress, (http://www.loc.gov), November 21, 2004
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Copyright 2002
Source: State Songs America, Edited by M.J. Bristow, Copyright 2000




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