Ten In The Bed

The nursery rhyme “Ten in the Bed” is a very popular counting out song. It was a popular rhyme in the early 20th century too, although its origins are unknown.

The song has a simple structure, one by one everybody rolls over in the bed and they fall off one by one. At the end, when only the little one remains in the bed. There are a few variations of the song, sometimes it starts at number five (Five in the Bed) and the last verse ends with either “Good Night” or “Alone at last”.

“Ten In The Bed” Lyrics

There were ten in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and
one fell out

There were nine in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over
And one fell out

There were eight in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were seven in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were six in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were five in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were four in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were three in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There were two in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over! Roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out

There was one in the bed
And the little one said,
“Alone at last!”
“Good Night!”