Once I Caught a Fish Alive

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One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let 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.

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Information About Once I Caught a Fish Alive

This song was first recorded in Mother Gooses's Melody in 1765.

The modern version was collected by Henry Bolton in 1888. Further information can be found on Wikipedia.

This song is also known as "One, two, three, four, five" or "Fish Story".

This song is an educational rhyme that was written to help children to learn how to count and learn numbers.

The lyrics and rhymes are ideal for early learning and can be used to support the language communication objectives of early curriculum.

This song is very popular among teachers, parents, and children because it is a rhyming song that features nonsense as well. Teachers can teach this song by grouping up children in the classroom and having them pretend to be fish and counting off the numbers that are featured in the song.

This could also be a lesson about fish. The teacher or parent can select a specific type of fish and teach a lesson on the differences of them and supply visual aids to help the children learn as well.

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