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Nursery rhymes and songs: Busy Farmer Ben

Nursery rhymes and songs: Busy Farmer Ben

This collection of video and audio brings together traditional nursery rhymes and songs, counting songs and action songs.

Many also feature in Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs and rhymes are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the language and communication objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics to the song.

Supporting resources:

  1. Busy Farmer Ben - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Lyrics - Busy Farmer Ben

'Oh I have the field to plough!'

Said busy Farmer Ben,

So he drove his tractor up the field,

And he drove it down again.

And when he was up he was up,

And when he was down he was down,

And when he was only half way up,

He was neither up nor down.


'Oh I have some seeds to sow!'

Said busy Farmer Ben,

So he drove his tractor up the field,

And he drove it down again.

And when he was up he was up,

And when he was down he was down,

And when he was only half way up,

He was neither up nor down.

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