Ants Go Marching

Ants Go Marching

This is a fun countdown song, starting at ants marching one by one and going all the way up to ten by ten.  It’s a great song for younger girls who are learning to count as it gives them a chance to get some practice in!  Not that in the seventh verse, the action is “pray to heaven” but you can easily change that if you don’t want to use the religious reference.  Just make sure the last word rhymes with seven, though I’m having a tough time thinking of alternatives, to be honest!  Try www.RhymeZone.com for suggestions!

The ants go marching one by one
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching one by one
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one
The little one stopped to suck his thumb
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching two by two
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching two by two
The little one stopped to tie his shoe
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching three by three
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching three by three
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching three by three
The little one stopped to climb a tre
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching four by four
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching four by four
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching four by four
The little one stopped to slam the door
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching five by five
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching five by five
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching five by five
The little one stopped to talk some Jive
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching six by six
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching six by six
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching six by six
The little one stopped to pick up sticks
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching seven by seven
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching seven by seven
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching seven by seven
The little one stopped to pray to heaven
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching eight by eight
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching eight by eight
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching eight by eight
The little one stopped to close the gate
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching nine by nine
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching nine by nine
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching nine by nine
The little one stopped to pick up a dime
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

The ants go marching ten by ten
Hurah, hurrah
The ants go marching ten by ten
Hurrah, Hurrah!
The ants go marching ten by ten
The little one stopped to pluck a hen
And they all go marching
Down
To the ground
To get out of the rain
Bum, bum, bum

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