Aiken Drum | Free Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Guitar Chords

October 20, 2008

History
Aiken Drum is a Scottish folksong. The origins of the Scottish rhyme may possibly date back to the 1715 Jacobite Rising. Some believe Aiken Drum to be a mythical character called a Brownie. Brownies are typically a benevolent, but sometimes mischievous creatures of Scottish and Northern English folklore. The most well-known brownie is represented in the poem “The Brounie o Blednoch” by William Nicholson. His name is Aiken Drum!

Lyrics
Verse
There was a man lived in the moon, lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Chorus
And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle,
And he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Verse
2. And his coat was made of cream cheese, etc.
3. And his coat was made of good roast beef, etc.
More lyrics…

Free Sheet Music
Get the free printable sheet music for this Scottish favotire at MakingMusicFun.net.

Aiken Drum for Easy Piano

Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Aiken Drum Chords and Lyrics from StorytimeSongs.com

Video
Enjoy this video of an ESL class of Japanese pre-schoolers singing one of their favorite songs – Aiken Drum. The preschoolers made paperplate tambourines with yarn hair, pom-pom eyes, cheese nose and pizza mouth to reinforce their English speaking skills.

Aiken Drum Video from YouTube.com

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