Exciting Early Versions Of The Bingo Song For Kids

"Bingo", also best-known as "There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog", "Bingo Was His Name-O" and "C'era un contadino che aveva un cagnolino di nome Bingolino" is a fun kids' song and nursery rhyme for children, toddlers and preschoolers. It is a Scottish kids' song, which was first published in 1780 (London). 
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Discover the fun in singing "Bingo" song! In the contemporary version, additional verses are recited or sung by omitting the one letter in a sequence and clapping instead of actually saying the letter.

Lyrics to the Bingo Song
The modern version of "Bingo" song is as follows"
There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer had a dog,
and Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Further, each successive verse sequentially omits next letters: (clap)-I-N-G-O, B-(clap)-N-G-O, B-I-(clap)-G-O, B-I-N-(clap)-O, B-I-N-G-(clap), (clap)-I-N-G-O, (clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)

Early versions of Bingo song
Various versions of this one of the best-known nursery rhymes and kids' songs have been found. The earliest version of "Bingo" song was titled as "The Farmer's Dog Leapt o'er the Stile", "Little Bingo" or "A Franklyn's Dogge".

The song was also printed without a any title in 1785, in the song book, "The Humming Bird".
With the similar words of the version published in 1785, another version existed from 1840, as a part of The Ingoldsby Legends, which was transcribed in a publication, "Mr. Simpkinson from Bath". However, some repeated lines found in the 1785 version were removed and lyrics used more archaic words. And the first line read as "A franklyn's dogge" instead of "The farmer's dog".

A version similar to the Ingoldsby was also printed in 1888. Though similar lyrics, but there were some spelling variations in the verses.

In 1842, another version was composed by Robert M. Charlton in 1842 in the United States. Versions with major variations in the lyrics were also noted in Shropshire, Monton, Staffordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Enborne and  Liphook and  Wakefield. All the versions were associated with kids' games, with different rules as per the region.

Early versions of this one of the popular nursery rhymes, were also considered as adult drinking songs. Variation in lyrics was also noted, in which the dog belongs to 'a miller' or 'a shepherd' instead of 'a farmer' and the dog name was replaced with either "Pinto" or "Bingo"