Connecticut State Song – Yankee Doodle
On October 8, 1978, Yankee Doodle was adopted as the official state song of Connecticut.
The composer of this song is unknown.
Some historians believe that the song was originally written by an Englishman around 1755, to make fun of the poorly dressed New England soldiers.
When the Revolutionary war began, the American soldiers rewrote some of the words to make fun of the British soldiers.
The song cheered up American soldiers and became a source of pride for them.
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