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Old MacDonald Had a Farm

[ Roud 745 ; Ballad Index R457 ; trad.]

Gid Tanner sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm on an American recording from the 1920s or 1930 that was originally issued on a 78rpm record, but was also included in 2015 on the anthology of British songs in the USA, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.

Tim Hart, Maddy Prior and Melanie Harrold sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm in 1981 on Tim Hart and Friends' album My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record. This track was later included on their compilation CD Favourite Nursery Rhymes and Other Children's Songs.

And Martin Carthy sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm in 1979 on the video 70 Golden Nursery Rhymes.

Jess and Richard Arrowsmith and friends sang Old MacDonald in 2014 on their second CD of nursery songs, rhyms and lullabies Off We Go Again!.

Lyrics

Oh Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
And on that farm he had some ducks
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
With a quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh

And Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
And on that farm he had some cows
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
A quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh

And Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
And on that farm he had some sheep
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
With a baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa
A moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
A quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh

And Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
And on that farm he had some dogs
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
With a woof woof here
And a woof woof there
Here a woof there a woof
Everywhere a woof woof
A baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa
A moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
A quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh

And Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
And on that farm he had some donkeys
Ee-i, ee-i, oh
With a ee-aw here
And a ee-aw there
Here a ee there a aw
Everywhere a ee-aw
A woof woof here
And a woof woof there
Here a woof there a woof
Everywhere a woof woof
A baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa
A moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
A quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee-i, ee-i, oh

Links

Donald E. Knuth: The Complexity of Songs