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Old MacDonald


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Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had some chicks
Ee i ee i o
With a chick-chick here
And a chick-chick there
Here a chick, there a chick
Everywhere a chick-chick
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o

Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had a cow
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 chick-chick here
And a chick-chick there
Here a chick, there a chick
Everywhere a chick-chick
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o

Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had some ducks
Ee i ee i o
With a quack-quack here
And a quack-quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack-quack
A moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
A chick-chick here
And a chick-chick there
Here a chick, there a chick
Everywhere a chick-chick
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o

Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had some pigs
Ee i ee i o
With an oink-oink here
And an oink-oink there
Here an oink, there an oink
Everywhere an oink-oink
A quack-quack here
And a quack-quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack-quack
A moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
A chick-chick here
And a chick-chick there
Here a chick, there a chick
Everywhere a chick-chick
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o

Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o
And on his farm he had a dog
Ee i ee i o
With a bow-wow here
And an bow-wow there
Here a bow, there a wow
Everywhere a bow-wow
An oink-oink here
And an oink-oink there
Here an oink, there an oink
Everywhere an oink-oink
A quack-quack here
And a quack-quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack-quack
A moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
A chick-chick here
And a chick-chick there
Here a chick, there a chick
Everywhere a chick-chick
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i o


The first version of this song appeared in 1917 and was originally called Ohio. The song had similar lyrics, but used a different name for the farmer (McDougal).


Old McDonald is a much loved nursery rhyme, great for teaching kids the different animal names and sounds.


The American song is translated into a lot of other languages. Today, Old McDonald is sung by kids all over the world!


Add in other animals that you teach on the farm like: cats - meow-meow, sheeps - baa-baa, horses - neigh-neigh.


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What animals has Old MacDonald got on his farm? What noise do they make? Listen to the song and find out! Then read some ideas on how to practise your spelling words in a fun way.

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Write your spelling words two times each. The first time, write each word in uppercase letters. Write your words a second time in lowercase letters. For example: HEN, hen.


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