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Hear Frank Sinatra Give the Swingingest Rendition of “Old McDonald Had a Farm” Ever! (1960)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
(19th Century nursery rhyme, authorship unknown; first recorded in 1925 by the Sam Patterson Trio.)


Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had some chicks, E I E I O,
With a chick chick here and a chick chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had a cow, E I E I O,
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there,
Here a moo, there a moo, ev'rywhere a moo moo,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had a pig, E I E I O,
With an oink oink here and an oink oink there,
Here an oink, there an oink, ev'rywhere an oink oink,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had some geese, E I E I O.
With a honk honk here and a honk honk there,
Here a honk, there a honk, ev'rywhere a honk honk,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had a horse, E I E I O.
With a neh neh here and a neh neh there,
Here a neh, there a neh, ev'rywhere a neh neh,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had a mule, E I E I O.
With a hee haw here and a hee haw there,
Here a hee, there a hee, ev'rywhere a hee haw.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O,
And on his farm he had a duck, E I E I O,
With a quack quack here and a quack quack there,
Here a quack, there a quack, ev'rywhere a quack quack,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
 

New lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1960)
Arranged by Nelson Riddle

Ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on this farm there was a chick,
The purtiest chick I know,
With a little curve here and a little curve there,
This chick, she had curves everywhere,
Ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.

And oh, this chick, she had a walk, E-I-E-I-O!
And how this walk would drive ‘em wild, swingin’ to and ‘fro,
With a little wiggle here and a little wiggle there’
Man, this chick had wiggles to spare,
Ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

When she went walkin’ into town, E-I-E-I-O!
The local gentry popped their eyes,
Tarnation, what a show,
With a “goldang” here and a “goshdarn” there,
“Heavens to Betsy,” I do declare,
Ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

There was a barn dance Saturday night, E-I-E-I-O!
And the fellas came from miles around,
Just to see her do-si-do,
With a promenade here and a promenade there,
At a square dance, boy, this chick was no square,
Ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

I used to be a travelling man, E-I-O,
Until I hit MacDonald's place, things were mighty slow,
With a little chick here and a little chick there,
I didn’t have a real chick anywhere
Ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

This farmer's daughter knocked me out, E-I-E-I-O, ah-hah!
I asked MacDonald for her hand,
And Pappy hollered, “Go!”
With a little curve here and a little wiggle there,
A “goldang” here and a “goshdarn” there,
A do-si-do here and a promenade there,
Got my own private county fair,
‘Cause ol’ MacDonald had a farm, E-I-O-I-O!
 


 

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