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One, Two, Three, Four, Five (once I caught a fish alive)

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


This rhyme was first published in 1888.

It does not have any particular historical or political significance and has been used to teach children to count to ten using the fingers of both hands.