Razen sent in this song. Here's what he wrote, "My name is Razan, I'm a second grade English teacher in Saudi Arabia. I grew up in Canada. When I was a kid I used to sing "There Were Ten in the Bed" with my friends when they slept over, it was a lot of fun. But the one we used to sing was a little bit different then the one you have on your site. It goes like this:"

Notes

Glenda Hambly sent the following version with this note: "This is an alternative to your version, it is not only shorter, but it is less cumbersome with words. You can add more to the numbers but I find children get bored with the full ten..."

Five in the Bed


Five in a bed,
And the little one said,
"Roll over, roll over!"
So they all rolled over,
And one fell out,
And they gave a little scream,
And they gave a little shout,
"Please remember to tie a knot in your pajamas
Single beds are only made for one, two, three, four!

Four in a bed,
And the little one said,
"Roll over, roll over!"
So they all rolled over,
And one fell out,
And they gave a little scream,
And they gave a little shout,
"Please remember to tie a knot in your pajamas
Single beds are only made for one, two, three!…

Three in a bed…

Two in a bed…

One in a bed
And the little one said,
I got the whole bed to myself,
I got the whole bed to myself,
I got the whole bed to myself.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Razan for contributing this song. Thanks to Glenda Hambly for sending the 2nd version!

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