The Farmer

Old English Circle GameWritten By: Unknown
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Copyright © 1999 KIDiddles.com

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Do you know how the farmer,
Do you know how the farmer,
Do you know how the farmer
Plants his barley and wheat?

Yes, I know how the farmer,
Yes, I know how the farmer,
Yes, I know how the farmer
Plants his barley and wheat.

Here's the way that the farmer,
Here's the way that the farmer,
Here's the way that the farmer
Plants his barley and wheat.

(Pretend to dig a hole in the ground,
plant seeds, then cover them with dirt.)



Do you know how the farmer,
Do you know how the farmer,
Do you know how the farmer
Reaps his barley and wheat?

Yes, I know how the farmer,
Yes, I know how the farmer,
Yes, I know how the farmer
Reaps his barley and wheat.

Here's the way that the farmer,
Here's the way that the farmer,
Here's the way that the farmer
Reaps his barley and wheat.

(Pretend to cut down the grains with a scythe,
using deep swinging motions from side to side.)



Do you know how the farmer,
Do you know how the farmer,
Do you know how the farmer
Threshes barley and wheat?

Yes, I know how the farmer,
Yes, I know how the farmer,
Yes, I know how the farmer
Threshes barley and wheat.

Here's the way that the farmer,
Here's the way that the farmer,
Here's the way that the farmer
Threshes barley and wheat.

(Pretend to beat the plants with a flail to
separate the grain from the rest of the plant.)

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