10 Little Angels

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"10 Little Angels" is a Christmas song that has been around for a long time, in a number of different variations.

The one you see here could be performed in rounds, with many children singing and dancing to each "number" of little angel. The song originally was part of the great spiritual tradition, and has been changed over the years to make it seem more like part of the contemporary world.

Its cultural references are all about Christmas for young folks – angels are those who go with Santa on his great journey to visit the children. That's what this song really speaks to.

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mercedes, United States

14 December 2013 at 2:19am

I like it

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Unknown, Belarus

18 October 2013 at 7:50am

Unknown message

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Amber, United States

19 April 2012 at 1:45pm

Yeah, I agree with Bella, it's just a rhyme, you all need to chill. I'm both a Christian and a Native American, and I have no problem with it. It's better than the "10 Little Injuns" song that I grew up with. I heard this "3 Little Devils" song on the train the other day, googled it cuz I'd never heard it before. The way I heard the ending, though, it was "Don't get excited, Don't lose your cool, Instead of goin' to Heaven they went to SCHOOL"

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Bella, United Kingdom

16 February 2012 at 9:42am

wow...can everyone just chill here just a nursery rhyme, got nothing to do with race and Hell Susan you being super dramatic, like wow!.....so can ice cubes be thrown at all of you with the drama cause you ALL NEED TO CHILL...anyway it's just too long for kids...by the way April im christian and im not offended so you weird...Christine that cute... SHANA GRAY.. your spelling is bothering me, hope you don't have kids and not a teacher but love jamaica! bye everyone...

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Moo, Zimbabwe

11 February 2012 at 10:15pm

Wheres the 3 little goblins and something bout a washing machine?

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Susan, United States

14 October 2011 at 11:59pm

This is racist and offensive to Native Americans. What the message is saying is that Native Americans are heathens and destined to hell. Shame on you.

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April, Puerto Rico

16 March 2011 at 3:45am

THATS offensive to christian people even though they went to bed it still showed a horrible message to children everywhere. F.Y.I an animal isn't gonna post a comment. I hope you never write anything like that again.

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Naomi, United States

23 January 2011 at 6:48am

The way I learned this it ended with: Down they all fell. Instead of going to Heaven they went to. Don't get excited. Don'l lose your head. Instead of going to heaven they went to bed!

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Channing, United States

2 January 2011 at 4:03am

Me too Christine! I'm listening to a tape of me singing at 7 years old, and this was one of the songs.

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Christine, Appleton Ei

21 June 2010 at 2:18am

WOW. I thought this was something my parents made up when I was little and then I typed it in Google and found this. Wow.

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Becky, Wales

19 September 2009 at 5:43pm

I used to sing something like this song but we started with 5 for each and the middles were slightly different. i.e. FIVE little angels, All dressed in white, Tried to get to Heaven on the end of a kite, But the kite string was broken, Down they all fell, They couldn't get to heaven, so they all went to FIVE little Devils, All dressed in red, Tried to get to Heaven on the end of a bed, But the bed post was broken, Down they all fell, They couldn't to Heaven, so they all went to Then at the end we had two ooptions to use they could all go the BED or sometimes we would use HELL

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Counselor, Rhode Island

25 July 2009 at 3:35am

We do this song at my camp but only with 3 of each and we use other verses such as Witches dressed in black Trying to get to heaven in a cadillac Goblins Dressed in Green Trying to get to heaven in a limosine Piglets all dressed in pink Trying to get to heaven in a kitchen sink Ghosts all dressed in white trying to get to heaven by the end of the night but the sun came up and down they all fell

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Laura, Worcester,ma

12 May 2009 at 12:09am

i think it is a cute song but more lke a hand game

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Shana Gray, Jamaica

21 March 2009 at 6:24pm

this song is too long for children,children are easy to get bored and it is also boreing try again and make it short and spicey ok thank you for listing to what i have to say take it from me

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.