"Ready or Not, Here I Come!" as written by and David Lawrence....
Now everybody try to find a good hiding place. This ol' tree is going to be the base. I'm going to close my eyes and hide my face and count to a hundred by fives.
Ready? Go!

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100
Ready or not, here I come!

Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie
Who's not ready, holler "I" - ("I!")
Oh, all right, I'll count it again
But you better get hid, kid
Here we go

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120
There!

A bushel of wheat and a bushel of rye
Who's not hid, holler "I"
Twenty nickels makes a dollar!
I didn't hear anybody holler
Five times twenty is one hundred
Everybody got to be hid
All eyes open, here I come, whew!

Multiplying by five is a little like counting by five. In fact, if you counted along on your fingers as you counted out loud by fives, your fingers would tell you how many fives, you've got.

Ok, let's count it together, now
Count on your fingers . . .
One finger for each count out loud . . .
Get set, ready? Go!

5, 10, 15, 20 - STOP!
Twenty
You got four fingers, see, that means four times five is 20
Let's try another one
Get set, ready? Go!

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 - STOP!
Thirty-five?
Seven fingers . . . that's right
Seven times five is 35

Okay, let's try a longer one. Now when you run out of fingers, at 50 - you see, because ten times five is 50 - then start over with the same fingers and remember that you owe 10 . . . Get set, ready? Go!

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 - STOP!
Ten and two, right?
That's twelve fingers
Twelve times five is 60
See how it works?

Now you may notice that if you multiply five by an even number, your product will end in zero; and if you multiply five by an odd number, your product will end in five.

Ok, now let's do one more game of counting by fives on our fingers
This is a long one
Keep going
Get set, ready? Go!

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 - STOP!
Eighty-five
Seventeen fingers
Look at that boy with seventeen fingers sticking up
How d'ya do that, kid?
Anyway, five times 17 is 85

See, that's three fives short of a hundred. If you had three more nickels, 15 cents, then added the 15 to the 85, you'd get a hundred, right?

Because five times 20 is 100
Everybody got to be hid!

It's 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100
Ready or not
Here I come!


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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