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Old mac donald


Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Old Mac Donald
the green grass grew all around

recording date: 30 october 1923
originally by: American Quartet

originally written by:
catalognumber: 19265
label: victor
comments: 10" disc

Other recordings:
18-09-25 - Sam Patterson Trio (Edison 51644);
31-10-27 - Gid Tanners Skillet Lickers (Columbia 15204);
11-02-46 - Spike Jones (RCA 20-1836).

Lyrics And Music

recording date elvis: Wednesday, 29 June 1966; Studio
first release:

Old MacDonald is a popular children's song in English-speaking countries, in which animal sounds are strung together to form a sort of memory game. Fortunately the studio bosses didn't go quite that far with Elvis... A surprising array of artists have recorded various versions of this number, including Frank Sinatra, who had a Billboard Hot 100 charting in 1960 and Tony Curtis, who sang it in the 1963 film "Captain Newman M.D." together with the neuropsychiatric ward, which seems utterly appropriate.
The American Quartet consisted of Billy Murray (vocalist: tenor vocal), John Young (vocalist: tenor vocal), Steve Porter (vocalist: baritone vocal) and Donald Chalmers (vocalist: bass vocal) when they recorded their version, titled "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," on 30 October 1923, in Camden, New Jersey. The number was released on the 10" Victor 19265.

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