The Farmer In The Dell – How to Play on the Glockenspiel / Xylophone

“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. The melody is similar to that of A-Hunting We Will Go.

On this page you can find a tutorial glockenspiel video and glockenspiel / xylophone sheet music with colored notes and chart.


Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video


The Farmer In The Dell Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The song of The Farmer In The Dell is rather easy both in notes and rhythm. The tune consists of 6 notes, as you can see on the chart following the notes of the song. Actually these are the notes of do pentatonic scale. Time signature is 6/8 and the piece is rather easy to play.

Watch the video a couple of times and study each part at your own pace until you get the hang of it. Remember to use both mallets as much as you can – not only the one that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.

To save this free glockenspiel sheet music of “The Farmer In The Dell” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”. Alternatively, you can download the PDF file below.

The farmer in the dell free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music color notes chart pdf

Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart and Lyrics

To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

The Farmer In The Dell | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music


Click on the button to watch a piano tutorial video and download a PDF file with piano sheet music for beginners of this song for free.


If you want to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free click on the following button.


You can find a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song for free by clicking the following button.


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


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