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Information About Bingo

This song is an English nursery song and children's game of unknown origin. Various versions of the song have been around since at least 1780; when a version attributed to actor William Swords was published. Variants of the song and title have been noted throughout the 19th century when the song was associated with children's games.

Starting from the 2nd to the 6th repetition, when singing the song a successive number of hand-claps are substituted for each letter in the word "Bingo" as spelled out in the first.

This song is generally used in primary education to show rhythm theory, but even military cadets too use this song in their training program.

Bingo was of course the name of the dog in the song. It's also the name of a popular game.

The sheet music can be downloaded from

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This version puts a twist to how you spell B-I-N-G-O

A farmer's dog leaped over the stile,
His name was little Bingo;
There was B with an I, I with an N,
N with an G, G with an O,
There was B, I, N, G, O,
And his name was little Bingo.

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marisa, United States

17 September 2013 at 2:08pm

ilove you good song

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marisa, United States

17 September 2013 at 2:06pm


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Ola, Poland

2 October 2012 at 8:19am

all my classes love this song! thank you

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Xia, China

16 November 2011 at 4:11pm

the rhymn is very nice! I want to learn this song and introduce it to my baby!

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Nadia, France

6 November 2011 at 11:00am

J'aime beaucoup cette chanson très amusante ... Mais j'aimerais avoir la musique ... Car je suis animatrice d'anglais et cela serait plus sympa d'avoir la musique que de la chanter sans ... Do you agree ? ? ? It's such a very funny song ... And I'd like to get the music ... Because I'm english animator in primary schools and it would be better for children to hear the lyrics with the music ? No ? Thanks for your answer ... Is it possible ? thanks to you ...

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Naomi, Guyana

7 July 2011 at 1:45am

I LUV this song!

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Bgjx, Guernsey

15 May 2011 at 12:57am


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Macooyn20break Roxy, Zimbabwe

21 April 2011 at 11:26pm

You are dead fatma

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Brooke And Kaitlyn, United States

12 March 2011 at 2:02am

I LOVE B-I-N-G-O he is so cute i have seen him before ( in my dreams)

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Jill, Canada

26 January 2011 at 12:10am

my 4 month old loved it

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Mia, United Kingdom

26 December 2010 at 6:50pm

that was an all time classic

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Liza, Algeria

30 November 2010 at 6:27pm

I love this son from the deep of my heart

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Jay, United States

5 October 2010 at 3:05pm

Americans rule

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Nicole, Maine

3 March 2010 at 12:34am

Ha, Chuck Norris.

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Viral, Ahmedabad,india

4 February 2010 at 7:09am

it's such a creative song,lyric and music.we can put other animals instead of dog,and we can enjoy more fun.

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Littlefish, China

25 January 2010 at 3:04pm

my son loves this song very much

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Fatin, Malaysia

16 January 2010 at 5:16am

This is good. Helping children to recognize animal`s sound.

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Chuck Norris, Sun

5 November 2009 at 5:24pm


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Himasha, Colombo Sri Lanka

1 November 2009 at 6:54am

i love this song very much. it's has a nice lyrics.

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Mrs. Brangman, Bermuda

28 October 2009 at 1:49pm

My daughter loves this song.....I sing along with the video clip and she goes right to sleep.

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