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5 Little Monkeys Swinging In a Tree

The stakes are higher in this rhyme than in its more popular cousin!
The young women in the video below are from a channel called Jbrary, and they do a great job with all of their songs. For this one, they have a puppet show going on while they sing.



Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator, "you can’t catch me!
You can’t catch me!"
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey right out of that tree!

Four little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Alligator, "you can’t catch me!
You can’t catch me!"
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
and snapped that monkey right out of that tree!

Three little monkeys...
Two little monkeys...
One little monkey...

(No more monkeys swinging in that tree!)

Rock five fingers back and forth in each hand
Wag one finger side to side and shake head, teasing

Palms together, slither them side to side
Clap loudly on "snapped"

Rock four fingers back and forth in each hand