4th July

Posted by RRC on July 04, 2007

In Reply to: 4th July posted by James Briggs on July 04, 2007

: Today is 4th July. It got me thinking about the song "I'm a Yankee-doodle dandy" and the phrase in one line "I came to London just to ride the ponies". What on earth does that mean?

You'll probably have to ask George M Cohan his reasoning in mutating "Yankee Doodle" ( en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Yankee_doodle ) into his song "The Yankee Doodle Boy" from the 1904 musical "Little Johnny Jones". en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/The_Yankee_Doodle_Boy