Ene, due, rabe is a choosing rhyme for picking who goes first or who's "It" in a game.


The phrase "ene, due, rabe" is like one, two, three (but not literally). Many of these counting-out rhymes around the world start with nonsense words that give the feeling of counting 1, 2, 3. But no one knows if they ever meant that in any language at all.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Agnieszka Magnucka for contributing the rhyme and proofing the translation. Translated by Mama Lisa.