"There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name, sir. B-I-N-G-O (x3), And Bingo was his name, sir." "That farmer's dog sat at our door, Begging for a bone, sir...." "The farmer's dog sat on the back fence...."


  • Chubby Parker, "Bingo Was His Name" (Conqueror 7892, 1931)
  • Pete Seeger, "Bingo Was His Name" (on PeteSeeger11)


  1. Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 212, "Bingo" (1 text, tune referenced)
  2. BrownIII 137, "Bingo" (1 text, which seems to be a device for learning the vowels)
  3. Linscott, pp. 168-169, "Bingo" (1 text, 1 tune, with an unusual chorus of "B with an I, I with an N, N with a G, G with an O, B-i-n-g-o, Called his name 'Old Bingo.'")
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 390, "Bingo" (1 text)
  5. DT, BINGGO*
  6. ADDITIONAL: Walter de la Mare, _Come Hither_, revised edition, 1928; #88, "Bingo" (1 text, similar in form to Linscott's but spelling out various names and ending with Bingo's owner offering a girl a wedding ring: "Bingo," "Stingo," "Ring-o")
  7. Roud #589
  8. BI, FSWB390D


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910 (Brown)
Keywords: dog nonballad playparty
Found in: US(NE,SE)