Aiken Drum | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics & Guitar Chords

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 for ‘Aiken Drum’

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.

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

2. And his coat was made of cream cheese, etc.
3. And his coat was made of good roast beef, etc.
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Print Free Piano Sheet Music

Get the free printable sheet music for this Scottish favorite at

Aiken Drum for Easy Piano Solo



Guitar Chords for ‘Aiken Drum’

Check out the guitar chords and lyrics for Scottish folk song Aiken Drum and many more kids songs at

Aiken Drum Guitar Chords and Lyrics


Video for ‘Aiken Drum’

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.


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