Old King Cole | Free Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Video

October 31, 2008

History

A legendary king of Celtic Britain, about all that can be said about Old King Cole with any certainty is that:

Old King Cole was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler he had a fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle had he;
Oh there’s none so rare, as can compare
With King Cole and his fiddlers three.

So runs a traditional nursery rhyme the earliest mention of which appeared in 1708-9.[1] Cole, or more properly Coel (pronounced like the English word coil), is a Brythonic (Cumbric) name possibly derived from the Roman Caelius, and there are several candidates for a historical basis to the rhyme amongst both the legendary and historical kings of the Romano-British and sub-Roman period.

Excerpt from Wikipedia.org

Guitar Chords

Get free printable sheet music for Old King Cole including the music, lyrics and guitar chords at MakingMusicFun.net.

Old King Cole | Music, Lyrics and Guitar Chords from MakingMusicFun.net

Free Printable Sheet Music

Check out this fun level 2 piano sheet music.  It’s a great addition to your child’s piano music repetoire.

Old King Cole for Piano Solo from MakingMusicFun.net


Video

On the first video Old King Cole is included in a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes.  The second video is classic Sesame Street fun, though not so much the actual song.

Old King Cole – Mother Goose Video on YouTube.com

Classic Sesame Street – Ernie as Old King Cole on YouTube.com

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