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Old MacDonald Had a Farm

A children's song and nursery rhymem.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Oct 1, 2011 • VIEWS: 60 • LESSON CODE: UL414

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: repertoiretraditionalchildrens

Old MacDonald Had a Farm is a children's song and nursery rhyme about a farmer named MacDonald (or McDonald, Macdonald) and the various animals he keeps on his farm. Each verse of the song changes the name of the animal and its respective noise. In many versions, the song is cumulative, with the noises from all the earlier verses added to each subsequent verse. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 745.

An arrangement in the key of C and G of this fun childrens song for ukulele in "C" tuning G C E A, with a low "G" or high "G".


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Old MacDonald - Ukulele, C Tuning
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Ukulele TAB, in key C of this childrens classic. A great tune for learing to play melodies by ear in different keys.


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Old MacDonald - Ukulele, C Tuning-High G
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Ukulele TAB, in key of C - High G of this childrens classic. A great tune for learing to play melodies by ear in different keys.


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Old MacDonald - Ukulele, G Tuning
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Ukulele TAB in key of G for this childrens classic. A great tune for learing to play melodies by ear in different keys.


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