The Counting Song

Young children love learning to count to ten.  This song gives them a fun opportunity to practice with some unexpected twists and turns.  From Red's recording for the very young, "Can You Sound Just Like Me?"

The Counting Song

One old man
Told two little boys
About three brown dogs
Who bought four rubber toys
From five mother hens
Who had six little chicks
Who ate seven course meals
Eight times a week
Nine times a day
Till they were ten pounds around

One old man... One!
Told two little boys... Two!
About three brown dogs... Three!
Who bought four rubber toys... Four!
From five mother hens... Five!
Who had six little chicks... Six!
Who ate seven course meals... Seven!
Eight times a week... Eight!
Nine times a day... Nine!
Till they were ten pounds around... Ten!

One old man
Told two little boys
About three brown dogs
Who bought four rubber toys
From five mother hens
Who had six little chicks
Who ate seven course meals
Eight times a week
Nine times a day
Till they were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 pounds around
Oheee...

© 1983 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc.

Written by Red and Kathy Grammer

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