# Counting

## One, Two, Three, Four, Five

One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so. Which finger did it bite? The little one upon the right.

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## Four Stiff Standers

Four stiff standers, Four dilly-danders, Two lookers, Two crookers, And a wig-wag!

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## One, Two, Three

One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, But I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so. Which finger did it bite? The little one upon the right.

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## Bum Bum Baily O

Bum, bum, bailey, O! Two to one, the barbel O! Barbel, O! Barbel, O! Bum, bum, bailey, O!

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## A Counting Out Rhyme

Hickery, dickery, 6 and 7, Alabone, Crackabone, 10 and 11, Spin, spun, muskidun, Twiddle ‘em, twaddle ‘em, 21.

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## One for Sorrow

One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret Never to be told.

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## Multiplication is Vexation

Multiplication is vexation, Division is as bad; The Rule of Three doth puzzle me, And Practice drives me mad.

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## One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, two, buckle my shoe; Three, four, knock at the door; Five, six, pick up sticks; Seven, eight, lay them straight; Nine, ten, a good fat hen; Eleven, twelve, dig and delve; Thirteen, fourteen, maids a-courting; Fifteen, sixteen, maids a-kissing; Seventeen, eighteen, maids a-waiting; Nineteen, twenty, I’ve had plenty.

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## One, He Loves

One, he loves; two, he loves; Three, he loves, they say; Four, he loves with all his heart; Five, he casts away. Six, he loves; seven, she loves; Eight, they both love. Nine, he comes; ten, he tarries; Eleven, he courts; twelve, he marries.

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## One To Ten

1, 2, 3, 4, 5! I caught a hare alive; 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! I let her go again.

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## Arithmetic

Arithmetic “Arithmetic just makes me sick.” cried our poor little Mary. “The figures never act the same, they’re always so contrary.” That night, when Mary fell asleep, a dream so wondrous came, That afterwards Arithmetic was never quite the same! Mary’s Dream Quite suddenly a funny man was standing by her side. “Arithmetic has made […]

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## Three Straws

Three straws on a staff Would make a baby cry and laugh.

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## Five Toes

This little pig went to market; This little pig stayed at home; This little pig had roast beef; This little pig had none; This little pig said, “Wee, wee! I can’t find my way home.”

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## Fingers And Toes

Every lady in this land Has twenty nails, upon each hand Five, and twenty on hands and feet: All this is true, without deceit.

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## Buttons

Buttons, a farthing a pair! Come, who will buy them of me? They’re round and sound and pretty, And fit for girls of the city. Come, who will buy them of me? Buttons, a farthing a pair!

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## Sing A Song Of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, They all began to sing. Now, wasn’t that a dainty dish To set before the King? The King was in his countinghouse, Counting out his money; The Queen was in the parlor […]

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