Rename Old MacDonald to Young MacDonald

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Farmers are petitioning to get the nursery rhyme Old MacDonald renamed as the century-old nursery rhyme is playing a part in the public’s outdated perception of farming. 

The century old nursery rhyme focuses on a traditional view of an 'old' farmer with animals and does not reflect the diversity of farming - both in terms of the people who work on farms and the work farmers do, both in terms of what they grow and produce, and the work they do managing the countryside. Consequently children are being given the wrong impression of farming.

Sign our petition to have it renamed as Young MacDonald with the following new lyrics and help change the perception of farming, starting at a young age.

Young MacDonald Had a Farm (revised verses)

Young MacDonald had a farm

Yo, yo, yo, yo yo!

And on that farm she had a drone

Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo!

She flew it here, she flew it there

Checked the farm, from in the air

Young MacDonald had a farm

Whirr, whirr, whirr whirr, whirr!

 

Young MacDonald had a farm

Yo, yo, yo yo, yo!

And on that farm she had a tractor

Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo!

With the latest technology it is driverless

For Precision farming with GPS

Young MacDonald had a farm

Brmm, brmm, brmm brmm, brmm!

 

Young MacDonald had a farm

Yo, yo, yo yo, yo!

And on that farm she had some wildlife.

Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo!

She planted hedges, flowers and trees

To attract the insects, birds and bees

Young McDonald had a farm

Buzz, buzz, buzz buzz, buzz!

 

Young MacDonald had a farm

Yo, yo, yo yo, yo!

And on that farm she had her team

Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo!

With a crop doctor here, and a vet over there

To care for crops and animal welfare

Young MacDonald had a farm

Moo, oink, bah bah, cluck!

 

Young MacDonald had a farm

Yo, yo, yo yo, yo!

And on that farm she grew some crops

Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo!

With oats over here, and barley there

Crops for porridge, crops for beer

Young MacDonald had a farm

Yum, yum, yum yum, yum!

 

 



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