Counting songs

Five Little Monkeys

Five Little Monkeys is a popular counting-out nursery rhyme, similar in nature to “Five Little Ducks” or “Ten in the Bed”. The song has an associated fingerplay, each verse being represented by an action. First …

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This Old Man

“This Old Man” is a traditional English nursery rhyme and counting song. The song was collected and published in 1937 by the nursery rhymes collector Anne Gilchrist in “Journal of the English Folk Dance and …

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Ten Little Indians

“Ten Little Indians” is an old Irish rhyme and counting song for children. The orginal version of this rhyme “Ten Little Injuns” dates back to 1868 and was published by irish songwriter Septimus Winner for …

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Ten Green Bottles

“Ten Green Bottles” is a modern nursery rhyme and counting song very popular among children especially in United Kingdom. It is one of the easiest way to teach the children the countdown. The funniest way …

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One for Sorrow

Similar with other nursery rhymes, like Ladybird, Ladybird, “One for Sorrow” has its origins in a superstition. Originally, the lyrics were associated with magpies which were bringing good or bad luck. It is said that …

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