One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe is an enduring Old English nursery rhyme, perfect for young children to learn how to count and rhyme! It is a popular clapping and jump rope song.
An illustration for the story One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by the author Anonymous
An illustration for the story One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by the author Anonymous
An illustration for the story One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by the author Anonymous
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;  [alt: "Who will delve?"]

Thirteen, fourteen,
Maids a-courting;
Fifteen, sixteen,
Maids in the kitchen;  [alt: "Maids a-kissing;"]

Seventeen, eighteen,
Maids a-waiting
Nineteen, twenty,
That's a-plenty. 

[Alternate last line: "My plate's empty."]

If you enjoyed this counting song, you might also like Ten Green Bottles. Explore more Pre-K Wordplay!


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