Yankee Doodle Contest, 7th Round
 
 


by Winners and Finalists
 
   

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Seventh Round Winner

Yankee Doodle Went to Town
Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a monkey.
The monkey couldn’t hold him up
(he was a little chunky).

Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a hippo.
The hippo couldn’t hold him up
(it gave a little tip-o).

Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a doggie.
The doggie couldn’t hold him up
(he was a little soggy).

Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a pony.
Finally he found a ride
(this one was not a phony)!
—Cailey Ryckman, Grade 6


Seventh Round Finalists

Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a Chihuahua
He rode so fast into the lake
He splashed out all the agua.
—Katie Story, Grade 2

Yankee Doodle Saves a Bird
Yankee Doodle went to Maine
Flying on an eagle.
Someone tried to shoot the bird,
but he said, "It’s illegal."
—Arash R., Grade 6

Livin’ Large
Yankee Doodle went to town,
Driving in a Mercedes,
Didn’t stop at a stop sign,
And now he’s sittin’ in Hades.
—Tyler W., Grade 6

Yankee "Ladies Man" Doodle
Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a birdy.
He talked to lots of girls because
he’s very, very flirty.
—Alexander, Grade 6

 
 
 
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