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Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?

katlaughing 30 Dec 03 - 03:37 PM
GUEST 30 Dec 03 - 03:45 PM
GUEST,MMario 30 Dec 03 - 03:55 PM
Emma B 30 Dec 03 - 03:59 PM
Nigel Parsons 30 Dec 03 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,MMario 30 Dec 03 - 04:11 PM
GUEST,Martin Gibson 30 Dec 03 - 04:12 PM
Nigel Parsons 30 Dec 03 - 05:43 PM
Emma B 30 Dec 03 - 06:53 PM
The Fooles Troupe 30 Dec 03 - 09:31 PM
Ebbie 30 Dec 03 - 10:21 PM
mg 30 Dec 03 - 11:25 PM
Q 22 Oct 13 - 08:26 PM
GUEST,Phil E 23 Oct 13 - 07:03 PM
Q 23 Oct 13 - 07:51 PM
GUEST,Geoff the Duck 24 Oct 13 - 04:24 AM
Q 24 Oct 13 - 01:14 PM
Steve Gardham 24 Oct 13 - 02:13 PM
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Subject: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 03:37 PM

We've been listening to silly renditions of nursery rhymes on my new grandson's "Kick and Play" with bells and whistles, too. Anyway, that led to two questions, one of which, why were the mice visually impaired, I addressed in another thread. The other is who decided the name of the dog, Bingo? Whence came this song?

And, yes, I did check for these answers in other threads.

Thanks!

kat


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 03:45 PM

I've been told (and it may be fakelore) that it derived from ABENDIGO - who was a famous hunting dog.


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 03:55 PM

sorry - that was me!


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Emma B
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 03:59 PM

Didn't you just hate being chosen as the Bone?


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 04:10 PM

Emma: you seem to be confusing B-I-N-G-O- lyrics with "The Farmer wants a wife" which is mentioned in a couple of threads but does not appear to be in DT (I await correction!)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 04:11 PM

"farmer in the dell" ?

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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 04:12 PM

I heard the farmer himself was the one who name the dong Bingo. However, in most Eastern dialects it comes out sounding like Bahawulpur.


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 05:43 PM

Mmario:

Same tune I think, but British school children have it:

THE FARMER WANTS A WIFE

The farmer wants a wife(3x)
Ee eye adio
The farmer wants a wife.

The wife wants a child (3x)
Ee eye adio
The wife wants a child

The child wants a dog. etc

The dog wants a bone.etc

We all pat the bone. etc


Nigel


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Emma B
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 06:53 PM

We sang B I N G O not ee eye adio but the other song we sang "There was a farmer had a dog and his name was Bobby Bingo"

The farmers in his den
The farmer wants a wife
The wife wants a child
The child wants a nurse
The nurse wants a dog
We all pat the dog
The dog takes a bone
We all jump the bone


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 09:31 PM

Pat The Bone!!!!

The mind bogles...


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 10:21 PM

Hmmmm. So many differences. My daughter's friends sang 'There was a farmer had a dog and Bingo was his name-o'.

In America, 'Ringo' is another common name for a farm dog. Might it have something to do with the clarity of the vowel sounds? Getting a working dog's attention is sometimes not easy.


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: mg
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 11:25 PM

A big black horse sat on the back porch and bingo was his name...b i n g o etc


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Q
Date: 22 Oct 13 - 08:26 PM

Lyr. Add: THE FARMER'S DOG LEAPT O'ER THE STYLE
Songbook, "The Humming Bird, 3rd. Ed. 1785

The farmer's dog leapt over the style,
His name was little Bingo,
The farmer's dog leapt over the style,
His name was little Bingo.
B with an I- I with an N,
N with a G- G with an O;
His name was little Bingo:
B - I - N - G - O !
His name was little Bingo.

The farmer lov'd a cup of good ale,
He call'd it rare good stingo,
The farmer lov'd a cup of good ale,
He call'd it rare good stingo,
S- T with an I- I with an N,
N with a G- G with an O;
He call'd it rare good stingo:
S - T - I - N - G - O !
He call'd it rare good stingo.

And is this not a sweet little song?
I think it is - by jingo,
And is this not a sweet little song?
I think it is - by jingo.
J with an I - I with an N,
N with a G - G with an O;
I think it is - by jingo

"Humming Bird," 1785, 3rd Edition; 1400 English, Scotch and Irish Songs.
Online as an ebook.


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: GUEST,Phil E
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 07:03 PM

Fascinating - looks like a cousin of "The fox jumped over the parson's gate".


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Q
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 07:51 PM

A FRANKLYN'S DOGGE LEPT OVER THE STYLE is much the same.
The National Library of Scotland has put online a copy of the song as a part-song for male voices, words taken from "Ingoldsby Legends," and music composed by A. C. Mackenzie, Lovello, Ewer & Co., Orpheus NS No. 10. nd.

"This Franklyn, Syrs, he brewed goode ayle
And he call'd it rare goode styngo"


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: GUEST,Geoff the Duck
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 04:24 AM

I realise it is an old thread, but just for the sake of completeness, I would like to refer back to Nigel Parsons (earlier in this thread).
The song as sung where I grew up (Bradford, West Yorkshire, early 1960s - Catholic school) was identical except the line in the refrain, which was E-I-Endio, not Adio.

I have on occasion wondered if there was any explanation for the two variants.

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Q
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 01:14 PM

Nigel Parson and Geoff are referring to the unrelated children's song, "The Farmer in the dell (The Farmer Takes a Wife), which is claimed by some to be of German origin.

In abbreviated form (should be the subject of a separate thread):
The farmer in the dell
The farmer takes a wife
The farmer takes a child (nurse, cow, dog, cat, &etc. in succeeding lines.
With a "chorus" varying as to location:
Heigh-ho, the derry-o
Ee-I, tiddly-I
Ee-i, addio
Ee-i, ee-i

and even e-I-e-I-o


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 02:13 PM

Like Q I've also seen the song in 18th century collections. If I remember correctly it originated in one of the many pastoral operettas performed in the pleasure gardens.


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Subject: RE: Who named the farmer's dog BINGO?
From: Q
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 03:03 PM

Steve- yes. When I was looking up "The Farmer's Dogge...", possible origin in a music hall or pleasure garden was mentioned, even the name of a performer.


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