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"One, Two, Three, Four, Five" Lyrics, Text Format

Adding the sixth (La) to the beginning Orff interval
So\Mi with percussion notation.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Traditional Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AABB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti | ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So (beginning Orff interval)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, percussion note heads, solo, repeat sign, two double barlines
  • Key Words: world geography: England; numbers 1 through 10, fish, caught, bit, finger, left/right
  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together


“One, Two, Three, Four, Five” 

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 my right.

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