Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho - oldest counting song?
Lynne Fitzsimmons (lynnef@MDHOST.CSE.TEK.COM)
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 10:11:37 PDT
>I have been told this is the oldest recorded "counting song". Anybody
>able to confirm or debunk?
Um. Maybe in English. At Passover we sing "Echad Mi Yodea", which is
translated "Who Knows One?", and counts all the way up to 13, each number
relating to objects/customs of Jewish significance. *Really* old
I'm sure other cultures also have counting songs of antiquity.
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