"Ten Little Indians" as written by and Harry Edward Nilsson....
Ten little Indians
Standing in a line
One stood looking at another man's wife
Then there were nine
Nine little Indians
Their hearts were full of hate
One took his neighbor's goods
Then there were eight
Eight little Indians
They just got down from heaven
One told a lie about another's best friend
Then there were seven.
Seven little Indians
All trying to get their kicks
One thought he'd found another way to get to heaven
Then there were six
Six little Indians
Trying to stay alive
One took another's life
Then there were five
Five little indians
All trying to find the door
One pulled his mother down
Then there were four
Four little Indians
All thinking that they gotta be free
One little Indian forgot to say his prayers
Then there were three
Three little Indians
Deciding what they're gonna have to do
One took the name of God in vain
Then there were two
Two little Indians
Thinking that they oughtta have some fun
One took a liking to a picture of himself
Then there was one
One little Indian
Out looking for the sun
At six o'clock, the moon came out
Then there was none

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"Ten Little Indians" as written by Harry Edward Nilsson Harry Nilsson

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    General CommentWOW...lots of relgious undertones (overtones???). Good band but a MOST fascinating song from a time when the vast majority of families spent their Sundays in church worshiping God (and we kids spent time in the pews trying to sleep:). Just goes to show how much society has changed...become secular and singular with little worry of moral retribution. I am happy to have grown up when I did...back when music was better (just my opinion) and we were not each the center of our universe.
    TurnMeOnon November 09, 2011   Link

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