One, Two, Three, Four, Five
DESCRIPTION: "One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a (fish/hare) alive, Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it big my finger so. Which finger did it bite? The little finger on the right."
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1765 (Mother Goose's Melody, according to the Opies)
KEYWORDS: hunting animal fishing injury
FOUND IN: Britain(England) US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 388, "One, Two, Three, Four, Five" (2 texts)
Dolby, p. 23, "One, Two, Three, Four, Five" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #626, p. 249, "(One, Two, Three)"
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