IN THE FIELDS OF FROST AND SNOW

Latest update on 04/02/2011

Artist: Thomas D'Urfey
Author: Thomas D'Urfey
Year: 1706

From opera buffo Wonders In The Sun or The Kingdom Of The Birds. The Old McDonald Had A Farm-refrain sounds like: "Here a boo, there a boo, everywhere a boo". Came to the US as a minstrel song. Published in 1917 as Old McDougall Had A Farm in song collection Tommy's Tunes.

Covers:

1923:

American Quartet [as Old MacDonald Had A Farm for Victor]

1927:

Skillet Lickers [idem]

1932:

Dan Russo [idem]

1946:

Spike Jones [idem]

1947:

Nat King Cole [idem; on King Cole For Kids; credited correctly]

1963:

Tony Curtis [idem in film Captain Newman M.D.]

1965:

Ella Fitzgerald [idem]

1966:

Elvis Presley

1969:

Rufus Thomas [all as Old McDonald Had A Farm]

2011:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo [as Old McDonald... Zulu Style]

See also: Knaves Will Be Knaves.

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