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Some etymologists think the phrase refers to dead animals washed into the streets after a downpour.
Etymologists differ on the origin of the lyrics, but Yankee typically referred to New Englanders, doodle was a term of derision and dandy was someone who affected sophistication (fashionable macaroni wigs also became a metaphor for foppishness).
The phrase casting couch became linked to the Shuberts, at least in retrospect, as the etymologist Peter Tamony discovered.
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