The farmer in the dell, 

The farmer in the dell, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The farmer in the dell. 


The farmer takes a wife,

 The farmer takes a wife, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The farmer takes a wife. 


The wife takes a child, 

The wife takes a child, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The wife takes a child. 


The child takes a nurse, 

The child takes a nurse, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The child takes a nurse. 


The nurse takes the cow, 

The nurse takes the cow, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The nurse takes the cow. 


The cow takes a dog, 

The cow takes a dog, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The cow takes a dog. 


The dog takes a cat, 

The dog takes a cat, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 


The dog takes a cat. 

The cat takes a rat, 

The cat takes a rat, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o,

 

The cat takes a rat. 

The rat takes the cheese, 

The rat takes the cheese, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 


The rat takes the cheese. 

The cheese stands alone, 

The cheese stands alone, 

Hi-ho, the derry-o, 

The cheese stands alone.

Category: Game Songs
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