Simple Nursery Rhymes for Piano: Yankee Doodle

Part of our nursery rhymes series.

Here we present the original illustrations, printed music, printable music and MP3 audio for the nursery rhyme Yankee Doodle.

Original Printed Score

This original music appeared in the 1911 book “Our Old Nursery Rhymes”. This image is not of high enough quality to print in full size so we have provided a PDF file transcription below.

Printable PDF Transcription

This PDF file contains the transcribed music and lyrics. It can be downloaded at the link below.

MP3 Audio

Listen to the MP3 audio file below.


1. Yankee doodle came to town,
Upon a little pony,
He stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni.
Yankee doodle, doodle do,
Yankee doodle dandy;
All the lassies are so smart,
And sweet as sugar candy.

2. Marching in and marching out,
And marching round the town, O!
Here there comes a regiment
With Captain Thomas Brown, O!
Yankee doodle, &c.

3. Yankee doodle is a tune
That comes in mighty handy;
The enemy all runs away
At Yankee doodle dandy.
Yankee doodle &c.