Category Archives: Counting

Bye ‘n bye

A traditional lullaby from Texas (found in Ruth Crawford Seeger’s book, at the Cecil Sharp House archive). Bye ‘n bye, bye ‘n bye Stars shining, number one, number two Number three, number four Bye ‘n bye, Good Lord Good Lord … Continue reading

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Old Davey Jones

The other day I was lucky enough to be able to spend a couple of hours in the archive at Cecil Sharp House, London. I unearthed lots of songs that were new to me , which was a joy. Even … Continue reading

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Two little men in a flying saucer

My boys learnt this at nursery and it get sung when Lego spacemen take over their bedroom, or to fill car journeys. Two little men in a flying saucer Went to the moon one day They looked left and right … Continue reading

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Ten fat sausages

Wriggle those fingers and make the sausages pop and then bang! Better concentrate with this one as it’s surprisingly easy to lose track of how many sausages are left. From At home with Rhymetime 1 (the yellow CD). Ten fat … Continue reading

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Three little mice

I’m not a particular fan of mice, but they appear an awful lot in nursery rhymes! Three little mice came out to play Gathering crumbs up on their way Out came pussy cat, sleek and black Two little mice went … Continue reading

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Five little monkeys bouncing on the bed

Everyone likes to pretend to be cross and wag their finger to this one. Five little monkeys Five little monkeys bouncing on the bed (hold hand out and bounce up and down) One fell off and bumped her head (lightly … Continue reading

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One, two, three, four, five

Another action song. Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on the way. One, two, three, four, five (put up a finger in turn) Once I caught a fish alive (fish movement with … Continue reading

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