Ten Little Sailor Boys

Ten Little Sailor Boys went out to dine,
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.
Nine Little Sailor Boys sat up very late,
One overslept himself, and then there were eight.
Eight Little Sailor Boys traveling in Devon,
One stayed there, and then there were seven.
Seven Little Sailor Boys chopping up sticks,
One chopped himself in halves, and then there were six.
Six Little Sailor Boys playing with a hive,
A bumblebee stung one, and then there were five.
Five Little Sailor boys going in for law,
One got in Chancery, and then there were four.
Four Little Sailor Boys going out to sea,
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.
Three Little Sailor Boys walking in the zoo,
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.
Two Little Sailor Boys sitting in the sun,
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.
One Little Sailor Boy left all alone,
He went and hung himself, and then there were none.

This came from the famous re-titled novel of Agatha Christie And Then There Were None. I just felt like re-posting because it’s a really creepy poem. ><

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One thought on “Ten Little Sailor Boys

  1. Thanks for posting this up =) I really love this poem and was looking for it and your post made it so easy to find! 😄

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