Old McDonald & Father’s Day

Growing up, my Father liked to put his own spin on well… everything. The most noteworthy was the rendition of “Old McDonald” that he taught me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Marc Spira’s rendition of “Old McDonald.”

Old McDonald has a farm


And now the bank owns the farm


With a padlock here, and a pad lock there

Here a click, there a click, everywhere a click, click

Old McDonald had a farm

Now he’s on welfare

Now, you should keep two things in mind.

  1. This was the 1980’s during all of the bank foreclosures, so this was politically relevant stuff
  2. He never taught me the real version

I think I was about two when I started pre-school, and it wasn’t long before they sang “Old McDonald” in class. I became very angry with my teacher because she was teaching the song incorrectly… oh boy was she surprised by the “right” version.

Have a happy Father’s Day.

3 thoughts on “Old McDonald & Father’s Day

  1. To be clear Dave,
    At least I taught you your colors correctly.
    This is great, now you question everything!
    Love Dad

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