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 Sheetmusic1.com.
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.