The ants go marching one by one.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one;
The little one stops to suck his thumb,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching two by two.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching two by two.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching two by two;
The little one stops to tie his shoe,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching three by three.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching three by three.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching three by three;
The little one stops to ride a bee,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching four by four.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching four by four.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching four by four;
The little one stops to ask for more,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching five by five.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching five by five.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching five by five;
The little one stops to jump and dive,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching six by six.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching six by six.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching six by six;
The little one stops to pick up sticks,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching seven by seven.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching seven by seven.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching seven by seven;
The little one stops to write with a pen,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching eight by eight.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching eight by eight.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching eight by eight;
The little one stops to rollerskate,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching nine by nine.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching nine by nine.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching nine by nine;
The little one stops to drink and dine,
And they all go marching
down
into the ground
to get out
of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom!

The ants go marching ten by ten.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching ten by ten.
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching ten by ten;
The little one stops to shout

THE END!

nursery rhyme

In the movie Antz, a modified version of this rhyme was uses as marching tune by the ants' army:

We ants go marching one by one,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We slaughter termites just for fun,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
.
.
.
We ants go marching two by two,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll all be dead before we're through,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
.
.
.
We ants go marching three by three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We're off to see our destiny,
Hurrah! Hurrah!

Here are some new lyrics, for the more mature set.

 

The ants go marching:

1 by 1: the last one stops to have some fun

2 by 2: the last one stops and looks at you

3 by 3: the last one screams and tries to flee

4 by 4: the last one cries and begs no more

5 by 5: the last one tries to stay alive

6 by 6: the last one knows he's in a fix

7 by 7: the last one dies and goes to heaven

8 by 8: the last one cries and stays up late

9 by 9: the last one stops and calls you a swine

10 by 10: the last one stops and cries again

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