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Bingo Song

Bingo Song

This traditional song named “Bingo Song” of unknown origin is a favorite with ALL the children. Actually it is over 230 years old But even though it is old, the nursery rhyme “Bingo” is still used in pre-schools and kindergartens. Though it may be done as a clapping game, not vocalizing an additional letter each time and substituting a clap. From Toddlers to older children, there is a simple joy in holding hands, walking in a circle and singing! 

The children simply love this song about the dog called Bingo. There are probably a lot of dogs out there who are named Bingo because of this song. This nursery rhyme is great for learning spelling. If you change the dog’s name, the kids will learn even new letters and words.

“Bingo Song” Lyrics

There was a farmer who 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 who 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!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap – Clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap – Clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap – Clap)-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O.
(Clap – Clap – Clap)-G-O!
(Clap – Clap – Clap)-G-O!
(Clap – Clap – Clap)-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O.
(Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap)-O!
(Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap)-O!
(Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap)-O!
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O.
(Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap)
(Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap)
(Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap – Clap)
And Bingo was his name-O!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) based on “Bingo Song”

Answer : Bingo song origin is not confirmed, but as per the available information in the USA the song was first mentioned in1842 by Robert M. Charlton in 1842. Later, the song was recorded with eight versions in England, by the folklorist Alice Bertha. Over the time various versions of this gaming song were recorded in different places, both in the USA and UK.

Answer : Is it London !!!

Well…the original song was published in London in 1785 on “The Humming Bird” a collection of songs for children. The original song was called A Farmers Dog Lept o’er the Stile and had lyrics like jingo and stingo. There was no clapping!

Answer : Bingo is a fun-loving pug puppy who is the protagonist, along with Rolly, from the 2017 animated Disney Junior series, Puppy Dog Pals.

Answer : Bingo is the dog. The earliest known version of the song dates back to the 18th century and begins: “The farmer’s dog leapt over the stile,  his name was Little Bingo.”

Answer : A Bingo the leader of the pack has a name that ranked in the top dog names last year.

Answer : Did you know that the Bingo that you and your kids sing today isn’t the original song?! We all know the version whereas you sing, you clap to remove a letter. Well…the original song was published in London in 1785 on “The Humming Bird” a collection of songs for children.

Answer : The origin of the name Bingo is unknown but may date to the middle 1920s. There are claims that one of Lowe’s friends was so excited to have won that she yelled out “Bingo” instead of “Beano,” or that the word echoes the sound of a bell.

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