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One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.
Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians
Seven little, six little, five little Indians
Four little, three little, two little Indians
One little Indian boy.


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  1. Ten little Indian Boys went out to dine;
    One choked his little self and then there were nine.

    Nine little Indian Boys sat up very late;
    One overslept himself and then there were eight.

    Eight little Indian Boys travelling in Devon;
    One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.[8]

    Seven little Indian Boys chopping up sticks;
    One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.

    Six little Indian Boys playing with a hive;
    A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.

    Five little Indian Boys going in for law;
    One got in Chancery and then there were four.

    Four little Indian Boys going out to sea;
    A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.

    Three little Indian Boys walking in the zoo;
    A big bear hugged one and then there were two.

    Two little Indian Boys sitting in the sun;
    One got frizzled up and then there was one.[9]

    One little Indian Boy left all alone;
    He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.

  2. are you out of your everloving racist minds? look in to the origins of this song. its not cute its about the destruction of my culture  here is the original….
     Ten little Injuns standin’ in a line, One toddled home and then there were nine; Nine little Injuns swingin’ on a gate, One tumbled off and then there were eight. One little, two little, three little, four little, five little Injun boys, Six little, seven little, eight little, nine little, ten little Injun boys. Eight little Injuns gayest under heav’n. One went to sleep and then there were seven; Seven little Injuns cuttin’ up their tricks, One broke his neck and then there were six. Six little Injuns all alive, One kicked the bucket and then there were five; Five little Injuns on a cellar door, One tumbled in and then there were four. Four little Injuns up on a spree, One got fuddled and then there were three; Three little Injuns out on a canoe, One tumbled overboard and then there were two. Two little Injuns foolin’ with a gun, One shot t’other and then there was one; One little Injun livin’ all alone, He got married and then there were none (Septimus Winner, 1868).
    The original version was written by songwriter Septimus Winner in 1868 and performed at minstrel shows—a form of American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music. The traditional folk tune has a Round Folk Song Index number 13512 to establish the traditional origin of the work. However, today’s modern lyrics are believed to be in public domain, allowing for various renderings of the song to be created, especially in nursery schools. Sure you can change the words to “Ten Little Indians” to “Ten Little Puppies,” but it is still degrading when trying to compare spilled milk to spilled blood.

    Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/11/history-ten-little-indians

  3. This is actually really sad when you think about it because this song was a guy on a trail counting the dead Indians when they were trying to kill them all off. Watch movie “the unseen tears” to know more about it

  4. If you were excited to make a Thanksgiving counting song, you could have counted with turkeys, cranberries, squashes…I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s really weird to teach young children how to count by stereotyping someone’s culture through kind of offensive animation (like beating bongos and shooting arrows all day and ending the night with what I’m going to venture to say are probably inaccurate depictions of head dresses). I mean, the disturbing part to me is that this is from 2012 so you obviously knew better, and this is from a large, professional company that has made many songs for children and should, again, know better. I don’t usually comment on things like this, but the thought of a bunch of five-year-old white kids singing this at school after the long history of oppression of America’s first peoples gives me the creeps.

    1. Then you need get your head into gear apologising for the colour of your skin all down to the low esteem you hold your own peoples standing in society. Do this while typing on the infrastructure created by the white man using the mechanisms created by the white man sold by the companies owned by the white man.

  5. One little two little three little rednecks four little five little six little rednecks seven little eight little nine little rednecks were driven from their land!

  6. Thank you for this, KidsCamp!  I know there’s been many negative remarks about this song. But I’m glad you have it, as I hope to share the songs of my childhood with my own child soon. 🙂 I love the animation style of your videos as well!

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