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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Children's Nursery Rhyme Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Additional Words and Music: Hap Palmer

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, big red hen
Bock, bock, bock, bock, bock, bock

Oh, the big red hen laid ten big eggs
All the children in the town shouted "Hey, hoo-ray"
They circled the nest sayin' "Chicken you're the best,"
Then counted those eggs piled up in the hay
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, yeah!
"Thank you, thank you," said the hen
"Say it again and I'll lay another ten."
(Repeat verses one and two)

"Thank you, thank you," said the hen
"If you count faster I'll lay another ten."
(Repeat verses one and two)

(Last time:)

"Thank you, thank you," said the hen
"I'm all pooped out and that's the end."

Chant the traditional rhyme and hold up correct number of fingers.
Add these actions with the new words and music:
     1. make the sound of a chicken cackling
     2. walk in a circle
     3. clap hands and count to ten
     4. jump and shout, "yeah"

Who can make the sound of another animal? Can you find other ways to travel around the circle? Try counting in other patterns such as by twos, five's or tens.


Many thanks to Hap Palmer for permission to display these lyrics.
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