Old McDonald - Song Page
Farms are wondrous places filled with animals, machines and hardworking farmers who work from early morning until evening to keep everything running smoothly. From studying farms, children can learn where the food on their table comes from, the cycle of life and how hard work pays off!
Children love singing along with the "Ee i ee i o" and the animal sound sections.
Interestingly, according to Wikipedia, "In the 1917 book Tommy's Tunes, a collection of World War I era songs by F. T. Nettleingham, the song "Ohio (Old Macdougal Had a Farm)" has quite similar lyrics—though with a slightly different farmer's name and refrain:
Old Macdougal had a farm in Ohio-i-o,
And on that farm he had some dogs in Ohio-i-o,
With a bow-wow here, and a bow-wow there,
Here a bow, there a wow, everywhere a bow-wow."
UNITS: This song is a great accompaniment to discussions on farms and animals and the sounds they make.
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THE SONG:
MAYRA CASALES vocals and percussion
ANDY KRIKUN backup vocals
ORIENTE LOPEZ flute and piano
PAUL ADAMY electric bass
JEFFREY FRIEDBERG electric guitar