Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians is a old nursery rhyme from USA. It was first time published in back in 1868. Then it was called "Ten Little Injuns", and it had 10 verses. You can find the original lyrics below.

Even though it is a old song, Ten Little Indians is still popular. It is used in many pre-schools and schools all over the world, and it is also translated into several different languages.

Tip: Ten Little Indians is a so called "number rhyme", and it is great for teaching counting. Count "indians" on your hands while singing! Great fun - and great for learning counting.


Ten Little Indians - Lyrics

One little two little three little Indians
Four little five little six little Indians,
Seven little eight little nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.

Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians
Seven little six little five little Indians
Four little three little two little Indians
One little Indian boy.

Tip: Singing with girls? You may change "Ten little indian boys" and "One little indian boy" with "Ten little indian girls" / "One little indian girl".
Singing with both boys and girls? Why not sing "boys/boy" and "girls/girl" every second time?

The original lyrics
The lyrics from 1868. Why not try to sing this version as well?
You might change "injuns" with "indians" while singing.

Ten little Injuns standin' in a line,
One toddled home and then there were nine.

Nine little Injuns swingin' on a gate,
One tumbled off and then there were eight.

Eight little Injuns gayest under heaven.
One went to sleep and then there were seven.

Seven little Injuns cuttin' up their tricks,
One broke his neck and then there were six.

Six little Injuns all alive,
One kicked the bucket and then there were five.

Five little Injuns on a cellar door,
One tumbled in and then there were four.

Four little Injuns up on a spree,
One got fuddled and then there were three.

Three little Injuns out on a canoe,
One tumbled overboard and then there were two.

Two little Injuns foolin' with a gun,
One shot the other and then there was one.

One little Injun livin' all alone,
He got married and then there were none.