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One, Two, Three, Four

One, two, three, four, song / Deborah Crowley, Kitty Shields & Marie Smith, singing in English

One, two, three, four, song / Deborah Crowley, Kitty Shields & Marie Smith, singing in English

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Riddle answer

One two three four
Anastasia at the door
Kissing Gabbie at the gate
Five, six, seven, eight.

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Notes from Hugh Shields

“Fou(e)r,” and “doo(e)r” are pronounced with two syllables. This pronunciation potentially goes back to a “tetral" system of counting (see GB Adams article “Counting rhymes and systems of numeration” in Ulster Folklife 11 (1965:91–92). Children’s rhymes use all sorts of numeration. Other examples from this collection include “Three, six, nine,” “Bluebells,” and “One, two, three.”