One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe is an enduring Old English nursery rhyme, perfect for young children to learn how to count and rhyme! It is a popular clapping and jump rope song.

One, two,
Buckle my shoe;
Three, four,
Knock at the door;

Five, six,
Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight,
Lay them straight:

Nine, ten,
A big fat hen;
Eleven, twelve,
Dig and delve; [alt: “Who will delve?”]

Thirteen, fourteen,
Maids a-courting;
Fifteen, sixteen,
Maids in the kitchen; [alt: “Maids a-kissing;”]

Seventeen, eighteen,
Maids a-waiting
Nineteen, twenty,
That’s a-plenty.

[Alternate last line: “My plate’s empty.”]


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