How to Play Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Notes, Chords, Sheet Music and Activities

How to Play Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Piano Tutorial

Children’s song / Nursery rhyme, U.S.A.

In Old MacDonald’s farm you can find a lot of animals and listen to their voices.

On this page you can find Notes, Chords and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF for free Download.

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Piano Tutorial Video


 

Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download an instrumental mp3 of this song for free.


 

Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.


 

Sheet music with chords

To save this free music sheet of “Old McDonald Had a Farm” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.

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Free Printable PDF with lyrics and sheet music

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Free PDF download | Singing-Bell


 

Teaching ideas & activities

1. Try to find names and voices of different animals and fit them to the song. If you don’t find more, try to invent them, e.x. “…and on his farm he had some zupkies/e-i-e-i-o/With a zup zup here/and a zup zup there…”. Of course it’s very funny to accompany every verse with the corresponding movements of the animals.

2. Use specific words as the voice of the animal or the “e-i-e-i-o” and play on the time some Orff instruments, or just clap.

 

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