“The Farmer in the Dell”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1883 (Newell)
Keywords: animal family nonballad playparty
Found in: US(NE) Britain(Scotland)

Description

"The farmer in the dell (x2), Hi ho the merry-o, the farmer in the dell." "The farmer takes a wife...." And so forth through a variety of creatures and things, typically ending with "The cheese stands alone."

Same tune

Recordings

References

  1. Linscott, pp. 7-9, "The Farmer in the Dell" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 83, "(The Farmer in his den)" (1 text)
  3. Fuld-WFM, p. 224, "The Farmer in the Dell"
  4. DT, FRMRDELL*
  5. Roud #6306
  6. BI, DTfrmrde