Bingo

Also known as "Bingo Was His Name-O" and "There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog."

Published: 01 Oct 2011 Updated: 10 Nov 2022Visits: 206Code: UL503

Topic: Childrens Instruments: leadsheet ukulele ANY Subjects: Beginner • Repertoire

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Bingo

Bingo, also known as Bingo Was His Name-Oand There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog, is an English language children's song of obscure origin. In most modern forms, the song involves spelling the name of a dog, and with increasing letters replaced with handclaps on each repetition.

This song, in its simplest form can be played with three chords. These are the I, IV, and V or V7 chords in a major key. In the example here they are: G C and D7 or D, shown in C Tuning, High or Low G.

Open Position Chords

These are the basic Open Position Chords that can get you through Bingo.

Bingo…

Melody

Starts on the P5 and ascends a P4.

  • The melody is entirely taken from a major scale and starting on the fifth of the same: G A B C D E F G`.
  • There is a single pick-up note to start the melody.

Resources & Links

Main Song Download(s)

The main downloads for this Song.

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Bingo - Leadsheet with Ukulele TAB

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

The children classic melody.

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Related Song Files, Resources and Assets

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Bingo - Leadsheet with Ukulele TAB

Updated: 31 Dec 2016

The children classic melody.

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