'The Farmer in the Dell' Chords

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The Farmer in the Dell

Chords Used: C (x32010) | F (xx3211) | G (320003)

    C
The farmer in the dell.
    C
The farmer in the dell.
F         C
Hi-ho the derry-o
    C      G      C
The farmer in the dell.

    C
The farmer picks a wife
    C
The farmer picks a wife
F         C
Hi-ho the derry-o
    C      G       C
The farmer picks a wife.

    C
The wife picks a child
    C
The wife picks a child
F         C
Hi-ho the derry-o
    C    G       C
The wife picks a child.

Other verses:

The child takes a nurse...

The nurse takes a cow...

The cow takes a dog...

The dog takes a cat...

The cat takes a rat...

The rat takes the cheese...

Last verse:
    C
The cheese stands alone
    C
The cheese stands alone
F         C
Hi-ho the derry-o
    C      G       C
The cheese stands alone