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“Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along,” A Singable Book, Letter Q (tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”) and Old MacDonald in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: July 17, 2010

Q is for Quack!

Sing the words of the song for the letter Q  to the tune of :

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”


Read, Sing, Play ABC Sing-Along
Words Adapted by Teddy Slater
Illustrated by Liisa Chauncy Guida

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Quentin’s Duck Went
(Lyrics by Teddy Slater, from book “ABC Sing-Along,” sing to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”)
Quentin’s duck went
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
Q-U-A-C-K.
Though Quentin tried to teach him more,
“Quack!” was all he’d say.

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The original lyrics, here:

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Traditional Words and Tune
Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some chickens,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a cluck-cluck here,
And a cluck-cluck there

Here a cluck, there a cluck,
Everywhere a cluck-cluck
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some dogs,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a woof-woof here,

And a woof-woof-woof there
Here a woof, there a woof,
Everywhere a woof-woof
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some turkeys,
Ee i ee i oh!

With a gobble-gobble gobble-gobble here,
And a gobble-gobble gobble-gobble there
Here a gobble-gobble, there a gobble-gobble,
Everywhere a gobble-gobble-gobble
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some cows,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a moo-moo here,
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo,
Everywhere a moo-ooo
Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!

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Lyrics, song-related activities, printable sheet music and midi-sing-along file, here:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/o009.html

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An interesting article about the song’s origins and use in popular culture, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_MacDonald_Had_a_Farm

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Old MacDonald’s Farm on Sesame Street, Kermit’s News Flash:

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You can find MANY Singable Picture Book versions of this song at bookstores, libraries, and online book sellers.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Classic Books with Holes)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Pam Adams
(You can find editions of this book which are packaged with a terrific sing-along CD)

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm (A Teddy Bear Sing-Along Book)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by David Ellwand

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Play-a-Sound)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Michael Carroll

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Old MacDonald Had a Farm (a Pop-Up Book)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by David A. Carter

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Here’s a fun twist:

Old MacNoah Had an Ark
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”)
Words Adapted by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by Jill Newton

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Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
Words Adapted by Lisa Shulman
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”)
Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

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Old MacDonald’s Pop-Up Farm
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Katy Rhodes

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Terrific Adaptations

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senor pancho had a rancho
Señor Pancho Had a Rancho (and Old MacDonald)
Words by René Colato Laínez,
Illustrated by Elwood Smith
978-0-8234-2632-4

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old manhattan has some farms cover
Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
Words by Susan Lendroth
Traditional Tune, Sing to the Tune of Old MacDonald
Includes a downloadable song from Caspar Babypants
Illustrated by Kate Endle

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A Dixie-Land style “Old MacDonald” instrumental sing-along, here:
http://www.amazon.com/Old-MacDonald-Had-Farm-Instrumental/dp/B003R19XXY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1278688613&sr=1-1

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This is a nice Blue-Grass style “Old MacDonald” instrumental sing-along that I could only find on iTunes (in the American Heritage Music Set, played by the “Nashville Studio Musicians”):
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/american-heritage-music-set/id259436767

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Related Posts

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NOAH’S ARK

A List of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s Journey with an Ark Full of Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/noahs-ark-in-singable-picture-books/

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