Aiken Drum (Celtic) | Lyrics, History, Piano & Guitar Sheet Music (Digital Print)

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History for 'Aiken Drum'

The origins of the Scottish (Celtic) rhyme may possibly date back to the 1715 Jacobite Rising. Aiken Drum is believed to be a mythical character called a "Brownie." A brownie is an elf or fairy found in Scottish and Northern English folklore. In Scotland, the most well-known brownie is mentioned in the poem, "The Brounie o Blednoch" by William Nicholson. His name is Aiken Drum.


Lyrics for 'Aiken Drum'

There was a man lived in the moon,
Lived in the moon, lived in the moon
There was a man lived in the moon,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his hat was made of good cream cheese,
of good cream cheese, of good cream cheese,
And his hat was made of good cream cheese
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his coat was made of good roast beef,
of good roast beef, of good roast beef,
And his coat was made of good roast beef,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his buttons made of penny loaves,
of penny loaves, of penny loaves,
And his buttons made of penny loaves,
And his name was Aiken Drum.

And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle
And he played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his breeches made of haggis bags
of haggis bags, of haggis bags
And his breeches made of haggis bags,
and his name was Aiken Drum.


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