Groovy little number from the good old days of Sesame Street. In this version, to show addition, the elevator is filling up and going down. There's another version where the elevator is full and going up to illustrate subtraction (linked below). Animated by Buzzco Associates, Inc. CLICK ON SHOW MORE FOR LYRICS AND LINKS!
VIDEO (Going up version): http://bit.ly/1JdFAv2
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Sesame Street Sounds Archive
Animal Department Store, elevator going down!
A kitty and a cat with mittens brand new
Got into an elevator (top floor)
Then there were two
1, 2 !
Two little animals feeling carefree
A bull came from market
Then there were three
1, 2, 3 !
Three little animals waiting to arrive
In came a mule and a mare
And then there were five
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 !
Five little animals acting sedate
The Doggy family joined them
And then there were eight
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 !
Eight little animals standing in a line
Shep the sheep sauntered in
And then there were nine
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 !
Nine little animals waiting yet again
Mr. Hog got on
And then there were ten
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 !
Ten little animals, the ride's all done
Left the elevator empty (ground floor)
Then there were none