I Love my Farm, Too

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  • Teideal (Title): I Love my Farm, Too.
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 843901.
  • Uimhir Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann (National Folklore of Ireland Number): none.
  • Uimhir Roud (Roud Number): none.
  • Uimhir Laws (Laws Number): none.
  • Uimhir Child (Child Number): none.
  • Cnuasach (Collection): Joe Heaney Collection, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Teanga na Croímhíre (Core-Item Language): English.
  • Catagóir (Category): song.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): Jill Linzee.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): between 1982 and 1984.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): University of Washington, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): private.
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.

Any of you children who knows ‘Old Macdonald had a Farm,’ this was a much older version of that. This is the way it was:

I had a cow, a cow, a cow gave milk to me
I fed my little cow under an ivy tree
My cow moo-ee, moo-ee, I loved her good and true
Everyone loves his farm, I love my own one, too.

I had a goat, a goat, a goat gave milk to me
I fed my little goat under an ivy tree
My goat megully, megully,
My cow moo-ee, moo-ee, I loved them good and true
Everyone loves his farm, I love my own one, too.

I had a hen, a hen, a hen laid eggs for me
I fed my little hen under an ivy tree
My hen tucady, tucady, my goat megully, megully,
My cow moo-ee, moo-ee, I loved them good and true
Everyone loves his farm, I love my own one, too.

I had a duck, a duck, a duck laid eggs for me
I fed my little duck under an ivy tree
My duck quack-ee, quack-ee, my hen tucady, tucady
My goat megully, megully,
My cow moo-ee, moo-ee, I loved them good and true
Everyone loves his farm, I love my own one, too.

I had a sheep, a sheep, a sheep gave wool to me
I fed my little sheep under an ivy tree
My sheep baa-ee, baa-ee, my duck quack-ee, quack-ee
My hen tucady, tucady, my goat megully, megully,
My cow moo-ee, moo-ee, I love them good and true
Everyone loves his farm, I love my own one, too.