Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

My mother told me
To pick the very best one
And you are [not] it.

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Information About Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

"Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe" is a children's counting rhyme and can be spelled in many different ways. The song is an example of a "Counting-out rhyme" and is used as a method of selecting someone amongst a group to be "it".

It is thought that the rhyme has been in use from the 1820s, and probably even earlier; however, because many similar counting rhymes have existed, it is difficult to ascertain this rhyme's exact origin.

"Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" is common in many languages, including German, with similar-sounding nonsense syllables.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Alternate 2nd Verse

Out goes one
Out goes two
Out goes another one
And that is you.

You can catch other animals and even babies by the toe with this version

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Catch a tiger/monkey/baby by the toe.
If it hollers/screams let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

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Cat, Durham

14 July 2015 at 10:02pm

Eenie meenie minie moe, Catch a miner by her toe. If she hollers, let her go. If she doesn't, make her pay Fifth dollars everyday.

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13 February 2015 at 8:16pm

We always said Eeny ,Meany ,Miny, Moe catch a tiger by his toe , if he hollers make him pay $ 50 dollars every day and you are not it when i was was growing up in Indiana but when we moved to Texas the kids had a different verse for the end they said my momma told me to pick the very best one and you are not it

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Rachel, Australia

9 October 2012 at 8:57am

Eany meany miney mo, catch a bitter by the toe, if he screams let him go, eany meany miney mo. My mum said to count to 10, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. My dad said to count back from 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0. Eany meany miney mo!

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Angel, United States

24 August 2012 at 2:15am

At the elementary school I went to in NC we would say Eeny, meeny, miny, moe Catch a tiger by the toe If he hollers let him go, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe My mama told me to pick this one right over here, But I changed my mind, And picked this one right over here.

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Jessica, Jamaica

22 February 2012 at 5:22pm

The next verse we sing is the Vampier eats the children

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Millie, United Kingdom

5 February 2012 at 6:37pm

I thought it was good

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Dennis, Georgia

22 December 2011 at 10:21pm


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A.a, Canada

12 September 2011 at 7:30am

I enjoy using this song for Tag, but does anyone know the french version.Sometimes my teacher uses it but all I remember is "Ram stram dam" :-/ Help?

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Rhiannon, Faroe Islands

24 June 2011 at 8:18pm

i love you a lot

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9 April 2011 at 10:08pm


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Cindy, Ghana

9 April 2011 at 10:06pm

I love this song and i also lovvve JUSTINE BEIBER and SELENA GOMEZ and i think they are the best couple

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Dee, United States

16 November 2010 at 2:55pm

I love this website

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Natasha & Alicia, Liverpool, Australia

20 June 2010 at 9:27am

it's really good bye

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Alexandra, Perth, Australia

27 May 2010 at 5:48am

The second verse we sing is "My mother told me to count to ten - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10" And whoever was on 10 was it ;)

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Kayleigh, Wentworthville Aussie

21 May 2010 at 5:02am

i lov this song

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Nathalia, Sydney Australia

11 April 2010 at 2:26am

This is a cool website for all ages! Thank You very much...

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