5 little owls went flying high
Over the hills and through the sky
Mother owl said "whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo"
But only 4 little owls came through.
(repeat until there are no more owls)
5 little owls in an old elm tree,
Fluffy and puffy as owls could be,
Blinking and winking with big round eyes
At the big round moon that hung in the skies:
As I passed beneath I could hear one say,
"There'll be mouse for supper, there will, today!"
Then all of them hooted, "Tu-whit, tu-whoo
Yes, mouse for supper, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo!"
And another variation!
Five little owls underneath the moon. Five little owls will be leaving soon.
Five little owls; are you keeping score? One flies away and that leaves four.
Four little owls sitting in a tree. One flies away and that leaves three.
Three little owls calling "Whoo, whoo, whoo!" One flies away and that leaves two.
Two little owls having lots of fun. One flies away and that leaves one.
One little owl and we're almost done! He flies away and that leaves none.