Nursery Rhymes – Kids Songs Baby songs “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” – Kids Nursery Rhymes In English

Nursery Rhymes – Kids Songs Baby songs “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” – Kids Nursery Rhymes In English

Old MacDonald Had a Farm” is a famous nursery rhyme and kids song about a farmer named MacDonald and his various animals. It was first recorded in the USA.

The older version of this song was discovered in 1908 in England. The song was sung by an old lady named Mrs. Goodey and was published in Cecil Sharp’s Collection of English Folk Songs.

There are dozens of versions of this nursery rhyme according to various languages, but it is sung in the same original tune. One was “Old Missouri” sung by Mr. H.F Walker in 1922.

This version includes seven species of animals: some dogs (bow-bow), some hens (cluck-cluck), some ducks (quack-quack), some cows (moo-moo) some pigs (grunt-grunt), some cats (meow-meow) and a donkey (hee-haw). Below we are using a cow, and you can choose any other animal you want to teach your kids.

 

 

 “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” Nursery Rhyme Lyrics
Old MacDonald had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O.
 And on that farm he had a cow, EE-I-EE-I-O.
 With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
 Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
 Old MacDonald had a farm, EE-I-EE-I-O.
       “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” Nursery Rhyme Lyrics
   (Old Missouri sung by H.F walker)
Old Missouri had a mule, he-hi-he-hi-ho,
And on this mule there were two ears, he-hi-he-hi-ho.
With a flip-flop here and a flip-flop there,
And here a flop and there a flop and everywhere a flip-flop
Old Missouri had a mule, he-hi-he-hi-ho.
(Original version)
Old Macdougal had a farm. E-I-E-I-O,
And on that farm he had some dogs. E-I-E-I-O,
With a bow-wow here, and a bow-wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, everywhere a bow-wow.

You can use the lyrics of Old MacDonald Had a Farm poem to teach kids different sounds of animals. When I used to go to my grandpa’s farm, he used to sing it to us all the time and we used to laugh so hard in the end.

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