Monkeys In A Tree

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Monkeys in a Tree is a counting song for young children. For each verse, the number of monkeys is reduced by one. The verses are repeated until the last monkey is eaten. The song finishes with the line; "No more monkeys sitting in the tree". There is an action for each line in the song:For the the first line, hold up the number of fingers that are the same as the number of monkeys and move your hand back and forth. For the second line, both hands are held to either side of the head and twisted, as if you were teasing someone. For the third line, place one hand on top of the other and move them from side to side, like an alligator moving through the water. On the word, "snap", open and close your hands like an alligator snapping at a monkey. Repeat for each verse.

There are several alternative lyrics and additional versus for this song including a change of the first line of the first verse to "Five little monkeys swinging in a tree".

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Satish, India

5 August 2014 at 4:41pm

I like it

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Molly, United States

31 January 2013 at 5:43pm

Since I was young, I was trying to think if this was just a Barney song (yes, it was chanted on barney) or a real song. Now I know it's real! Thanks, bus songs! You saved my life.

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Jane, United States

18 February 2012 at 5:08am

I remember this from Child Craft Books Vol. 1. Oh so many years ago!

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Derrick, United States

19 September 2011 at 1:38pm

Another variant: 5 little monkeys Sitting in a tree,teasing Mr.Crocodile,You can't catch me.Swingin' high,swingin' low,swingin'left and right.Come on Mr.Crocodile,Come and take a bite. 5 little monkeys sitting in a tree,Teasing Mr.Crocodile,Can't catch me.Swingin' high,swingin' low,swingin' far and near.Come on,Mr. Crocodile,Aren't you hungry,dear? Four little monkeys sitting in a tree,Hanging their heads as sad as can be.Sobbin' high,Sobbin' low, sobbin' to each other, WICKED MR. CROCODILE TO GOBBLE UP OUR BROTHER!

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Shon, United States

5 September 2011 at 12:42am

I love this!

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