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Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree

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Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAP!

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Two little monkeys sitting in a tree…

One little monkey sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and….SNAP!
And away swims Mr. Crocodile as full as he can be!

Alternate Version:

Teasing Mister Crocodile
(Spread five fingers out. Swing back and forth.)
Five little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mister Corcodile,
"You can't catch me!"
Along comes Crocodile,
Quiet as can be
SNAP!
(Continue the countown until...)
One little monkey....
"Ha Ha! Missed me!"

Another version with Swinging Monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!” “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAPPED! that monkey right out of that tree!

Four, three, two, one.