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The Farmer in the Dell sheet music

Scroll down for a lead sheet for The Farmer in the Dell that includes the melody and chords, with versions of the song in seven different keys. There are also links to the song for piano, recorder, woodwind, brass, and string instruments.

The history of The Farmer in the Dell

The Farmer in the Dell is an old nursery rhyme that has been sung in several different languages for nearly 200 years. The first documented use of the song dates back to 1826 in Germany, and it was probably brought to the United States by immigrants in the 1800s. It is often used as a courting game for children, and begins with a farmer in a dell (a small, wooded valley) who takes a wife. Like most old folk songs, The Farmer in the Dell has many variations in its lyrics.




Farmer in the Dell lead sheet music with chords and melody.




Farmer in the Dell for band instruments
Farmer in the Dell for string instruments
Farmer in the Dell for piano
Farmer in the Dell for recorder

Farmer in the Dell for flute
Farmer in the Dell for oboe
Farmer in the Dell for clarinet
Farmer in the Dell for bassoon
Farmer in the Dell for alto saxophone
Farmer in the Dell for tenor saxophone
Farmer in the Dell for trumpet
Farmer in the Dell for French horn
Farmer in the Dell for trombone
Farmer in the Dell for tuba

Farmer in the Dell for violin
Farmer in the Dell for viola
Farmer in the Dell for cello
Farmer in the Dell for bass

Treble clef versions of Farmer in the Dell:

In the key of A
In the key of B flat
In the key of C
In the key of D
In the key of E flat
In the key of F
In the key of G

Bass clef versions of Farmer in the Dell:

In the key of A
In the key of B flat
In the key of C
In the key of D
In the key of E flat
In the key of F
In the key of G

Alto clef versions of Farmer in the Dell:

In the key of A
In the key of B flat
In the key of C
In the key of D
In the key of E flat
In the key of F
In the key of G