There was a man lived in the moon (Aiken Drum) – lyrics

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This nursery rhyme is an old Scottish song first printed with different words in 1820 as a Jacobite song, but it seems that it was already well-known before the 19th century. The original text on the same tune referred to the Battle of Sheriffmuir (1715).


 

 

“There was a man lived in the moon (Aiken Drum)” lyrics

1. There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

2. And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
of good cream cheese, of good cream cheese,
And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle…

3. And his coat was made of good roast beef,
of good roast beef, of good roast beef,
And his coat was made of good roast beef,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle…

4. And his buttons made of penny loaves,
of penny loaves, of penny loaves,
And his buttons made of penny loaves,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle…

5. And his waistcoat was made of crust pies,
of crust pies, of crust pies,
And his waistcoat was made of crust pies,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle…

6. And his breeches made of haggis bags,
of haggis bags, of haggis bags,
And his breeches made of haggis bags,
And his name was Aiken Drum.


 

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