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Counting songs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

Counting songs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

This collection brings together traditional counting songs from Listen and Play and Playtime.

The songs are an ideal Early Learning resource and can be used to support the objectives of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum.

Click on the link below to print the lyrics of the song.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive - supporting resources:

  1. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive - print lyrics
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Lyrics - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

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 the right.


One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught a crab 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 the right.


One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught an eel 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 the right.

This little finger on the right.

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