Old Farmer Buck

Songfacts®:

  • No, there are no adult rhymes in this ditty, because this English folk song was written for children.

    Its three verses each relate the misadventures of a farmer - beginning with Old Farmer Buck - who appear to have been drinking too much. Perhaps they all came up from Somerset where the cider rotted their brains?
  • In 1926, an arrangement of this song in 4/4 time by Gerrard Williams was published by J. Curwen & Sons of London. It was still being taught in English schools in the 1960s, and perhaps later. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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