Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

My mother told me
To pick the very best one
And you are [not] it.

Alternate 2nd Verse:

Out goes one
Out goes two
Out goes another one
And that is you.


This is a counting rhyme that has been around in various forms since the 1850s if not earlier. It is believed to be associated with the Celts words for counting. Since there have been counting rhymes before and counting rhymes since, it is most difficult to place exactly where this rhyme originated.

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