(Folk song)

1. There was a pig went out to dig,
Christ-a-mas Day, Christ-a-mas Day,
here was a pig went out to dig,
Christ-a-mas Day in the morning.

2. There was a cow went out to plow…

3. There was a crow went out to sow…

4. There was a sheep went out to reap…

Ask students to write their own rhyming verses.

Change the tune to I Saw Three Ships, which you might find easier for kids to sing.

See also


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  • Melody Student Sheets
  • Song with chords, Adapted Version in Cm, Additional Lyrics, Lyric Sheets, Lesson ideas for Melody (High & Low, Minor Pentascale), Rhythm (Dotted Quarter Notes), Solo Singing, Orff Arrangement
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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