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Old mac donald

COVERED BY ELVIS

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
the green grass grew all around


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


originally by: American Quartet

recording date: 30 october 1923
originally written by: Brown;MacDonald;Fiedler
catalognumber: 19265
label: victor
comments: 10" disc





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 coupled with "The Green Grass Grew All Around."


Old Mac Donald Had a Farm
performed by:
The American Quartet

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Old MacDonald
performed by: Elvis Presley

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Old macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on that farm he had some chicks, ee-i-ee-i-o
With a cluck, cluck here, a cluck, cluck there
Loud as they could be
And when those chicks got out of line
Chicken fricasse
With a cluck, cluck here, a cluck, cluck there
Loud as they could be
And when those chicks got out of line Chicken fricasse

Well, old macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on that farm he had some cows, ee-i-ee-i-o
With a moo, moo here, a moo, moo there
Cattle everywhere
And when those cows got out of line
Hamburger, medium rare
With a moo, moo here, a moo, moo there
Cattle everywhere
And when those cows got out of line
Hamburger, medium rare

Ohh, well, old macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on that farm he had some pigs, ee-i-ee-i-o
With an oink, oink here, an oink, oink there
Pigs everywhere in sight
And when those pigs got out of line
Pork and beans at night
With an oink, oink here, an oink, oink there
Pigs everywhere in sight
And when those pigs got out of line
Pork and beans at night

Well I'm goona have a farm one day, ee-i-e-i-o
And I'll do things mcdonalds way, ee-i-e-i-o
With a cluck, cluck here, a cluck, cluck there
A moo, moo here, a moo, moo there
An oink, oink here, an oink, oink there
And I can promise you
If those animals ever get out of line
We'll have a mulligan stew
How about you?


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