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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

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Dec 6, 2015 • VIEWS: 12 • LESSON CODE: UL503

Instruments: leadsheet ukulele ANY Subjects: repertoirebeginner

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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

Chords
  • C
  • G
  • D7
Melody

5 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 1 1 2 2 3 1
P5 asc 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
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Main Song Download(s)

The main downloads for this Song.

Bingo - Leadsheet with Ukulele TAB
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The children classic melody.

Song Road Map

Tips and tricks for remembering a song.

Remembering songs is all about the form and harmonic content and movement with taking in the similarities between songs. And, just like a road map they're landmarks that will trigger memories of how to get through various sections, changes or parts of a song.

This section of a song's page presents some tips on how I try and remember a particular song.


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Additional Song Files, Resources and Assets

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Bingo - Leadsheet with Ukulele TAB
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The children classic melody.

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