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Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

One Two Three Four Five
(1 2 3 4 5)

Nursery Rhyme & History

 

The lyrics of "one two three four five (1 2 3 4 5)" rhyme
The lyrics of the poem "one two three four five (1 2 3 4 5)" are not based on any events in history. "One two three four five (1 2 3 4 5)" is an educational rhyme with the words devised with the specific intention of teaching children to count thus increasing their numeric powers. Strangely enough the title of "one two three four five (1 2 3 4 5)" is often changed to "Once I caught a fish alive". The earliest traceable publication is 1888.

 
 
 
One, two, three, four, five
 
 
 
 

One two three four five 1 2 3 4 5 : poem
AKA - Once I caught a fish alive

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?
This little finger on the right.

One two three four five 1 2 3 4 5 : poem
AKA - Once I caught a fish alive

 

Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location

 

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