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"Yankee Doodle" (Music)

"I'm a Yankee Doodle damn Dandy!"

If America could be boiled down to one song, it might be "Yankee Doodle," a song originally sung by British armed forces mocking American troops. During the Revolutionary War, American soldiers appropriated the lyrics as their own, and ever since, the song has been an iconic part of American national identity. Referring to one's self as a Yankee Doodle (damn) Dandy is to claim to be American through and through. The feather-stuck cap and pony are optional, though.

3.16 "Un-American Graffiti"
Who's Who bio: Yankee Doodle

Cultural References