The Farmer in the Dell

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Traditional Music
Traditional Lyrics

VERSE 1

    G 
The farmer in the dell,

  
The farmer in the dell,

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

           D      G 
The farmer in the dell. 

  
VERSE 2

    G 
The farmer takes a wife,

  
The farmer takes a wife,

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

           D       G 
The farmer takes a wife, 

  
VERSE 3

    G 
The wife takes the child,

  
The wife takes the child,

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

         D         G 
The wife takes the child, 

  
VERSE 4

    G 
The child takes the nurse,

  
The child takes the nurse,

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

          D         G 
The child takes the nurse, 

  
VERSE 5

    G 
The nurse takes the cow	

  
The nurse takes the cow	

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

          D         G 
The nurse takes the cow	

  
VERSE 6

    G 
The cow takes the dog

  
The cow takes the dog

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

        D         G  
The cow takes the dog

VERSE 7

    G 
The dog takes the cat

  
The dog takes the cat

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

        D         G 
The dog takes the cat

VERSE 8

    G 
The cat takes the mouse

  
The cat takes the mouse

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

        D         G 
The cat takes the mouse

VERSE 9

    G 
The mouse takes the cheese

  
The mouse takes the cheese

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

          D         G 
The mouse takes the cheese

VERSE 10

    G 
The cheese stands alone 

  
The cheese stands alone 

  
Heigh-ho, the derryo,

           D       G 
The cheese stands alone   

  

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo D Major G Major
Guitar D Major G Major
Mandolin D Major G Major
Piano D Major G Major
Ukulele D Major G Major