The Farmer in the Dell

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Children’s song, U.S.A.

“The Farmer in the Dell” is a nursery rhyme and singing game.

The German song “Es fuhr ein Bau’r ins Holz” seems to be the same rhyme, despite the different plot of the story, and it was first recorded in Germany in 1826. It was probably immigrants that brought it to North America.


 

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“The Farmer in the Dell”  lyrics

1. The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Heigh-ho, the derry-o
The farmer in the dell

2. The farmer takes a wife
The farmer takes a wife
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The farmer takes a wife

3. The wife takes the child
The wife takes the child
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The wife takes the child

4. The child takes the nurse
The child takes the nurse
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The child takes the nurse

5. The nurse takes the cow
The nurse takes the cow
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The nurse takes the cow

6. The cow takes the dog
The cow takes the dog
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The cow takes the dog

7. The dog takes the cat
The dog takes the cat
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The dog takes the cat

8. The cat takes the mouse (or rat)
The cat takes the mouse
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The cat takes the mouse

9. The mouse takes the cheese
The mouse takes the cheese
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The mouse takes the cheese

10. The cheese stands alone
The cheese stands alone
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The cheese stands alone


“The Farmer in the Dell”  Music Score with chords

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“The Farmer in the Dell”  Teaching idea and activities

The following game is common for this song:

The children form a circle, with one child as the “farmer” in the middle. They join hands and sing marching around the farmer.

The “farmer” chooses a “wife”, the “wife” chooses a child, etc.

In the end, the “cheese” is clapped out and must begin as a farmer.


 

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