Did you know the nursery rhyme and counting song 'One, two, buckle my shoe' dates back to the early 19th century, if not earlier?


Other popular counting songs include '12345 once I caught a fish alive' , 'Ten Green Bottles' and 'One Potato Two Potato'.

'One, two, buckle my shoe' lyrics

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, knock at the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, a big fat hen
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve
Thirteen, fourteen, maids a-courting
Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen
Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting
Nineteen, twenty, my plate's empty.


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