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Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Harmonica Lesson & Tabs

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

Hello! In today's play-along harmonica lesson we'll be playing 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm' on a diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Grab your C harp and play along to the tabs on the screen.


Did you know? The earliest variant of the song is 'In the Fields in Frost and Snow' from a 1706 opera called The Kingdom of the Birds written by the English composer Thomas D'Urfey.



Here are the tabs to Old MacDonald Had a Farm:


7 7 7 6 -6 -6 6

Old MacDonald had a farm

8 8 -8 -8 7 E – I – E – I - O

6 7 7 7 6 -6 -6 6 And on that farm he had a cow

8 8 -8 -8 7 E – I – E – I - O

6 6 7 7 7 With a moo moo here

6 6 7 7 7 And a moo moo there

7 7 7 7 7 7 Here a moo, there a moo

7 7 7 7 7 7 Ev’rywhere a moo moo

7 7 7 6 -6 -6 6 Old MacDonald had a farm

8 8 -8 -8 7

E – I – E – I - O


Thanks for studying with me today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!


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