“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” is a popular counting rhyme and singing game.

It is very hard to establish the exact origin of the song as it has so many accepted forms, in different languages and countries. In fact, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe is part of a large collection of Counting-out rhymes, used in playground games, since the early 19th century.

“Eeny, Meeny” Singing Game

How to play:

The song is made up from a number of syllables, (the counting out rhyme). It starts with a group of nonsense syllables and ends with a phrase that will indicate the game’s goal. Each syllable counts a child from a circle, and the game round finishes with the last kid pointed out.

Bellow are the lyrics of one of the accepted modern versions of the “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” rhyme:

“Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” Lyrics

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
My mother told me
To pick the very best one
And you are [not] it.

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