Old MacDonald Had a Sanctuary Farm

Here is my re-envisioning of the children's classic Old MacDonald -- this time the song is about a sanctuary farm where the animals are free to live and love and be themselves without fear!

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Lyrics:

INTRO

Old MacDonald had a sanctuary farm

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

And on that farm lived her animal friends

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

Oh she saved one here

She rescued one there

Protected and took care of them

Made a safe haven

Old MacDonald had a sanctuary farm

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

 

VERSE 1

And on that farm there lived a cow

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

With a moo moo here and a moo moo there

Here a moo there a moo everywhere a moo moo

Old MacDonald had a sanctuary farm

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

 

VERSE 2

And on that farm there lived a pig

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

With an oink oink here…

 

VERSE 3

Goat…maaaa

 

VERSE 4

Chickens…cluck cluck

 

VERSE 5

Sheep…baaaa

 

VERSE 6

Turkey…gobble gobble

 

BRIDGE

Old Mac’s farm is a magical place

Where the animals have plenty of air light and space

They’re healthy and happy and safe and warm

And no one’s gonna eat them or cause them any harm

They’re free to love each other and run and play

Just like people wanna — we’re really the same

Hey, maybe all farms could be this way

Maybe all farms could be sanctuary farms some day

 

BREAKDOWN

There’s a happy duck goin’ quack quack quack

There’s a happy dog, goin’ bow wow wow

There’s a happy horse, goin’ neigh

There’s a happy cat, goin’ me-ow

There’s a happy donkey goin’ hee-haw hee-haw

There’s a happy rabbit goin’ nibble nibble nibble

There’s a happy rabbit goin’ nibble nibble nibble

 

VERSE 7

With a nibble nibble here and a nibble there

Here a nibble there a nibble everywhere a nibble nibble

Hee-haw here and a hee-haw there

Here a hee there a haw everywhere a hee-haw

Meow here

And a neigh there

A bow wow here

And a quack quack there

And a gobble gobble here

And a baaaa there

And a cluck cluck here

And a maaaa there

And an oink oink here

And a moo moo there

Here a moo there a moo

Everywhere a moo moo mooooooooooo

Old MacDonald had a sanctuary farm

Ee-i-ee-i-oh

Credits:

​Copyright 2021 Charity Kahn

Track #8 on our album Creatures & Critters, released April 9, 2021 


Charity Kahn: Songwriting, vocals, keys, synths, artwork
Daryn Roven: Guitars, bass, drum programming, percussion  
Daryn and Charity: Engineering + production 
Daryn: Mix/Master