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Combinatorics by Peter J. Cameron

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2.  On numbers and counting

One of them is all alone and ever more shall be soTwo of them are lily-white boys all clothed all in green OhThree of them are strangers o’er the wide world they are rangersFour it is the Dilly Hour when blooms the Gilly FlowerFive it is the Dilly Bird that’s seldom seen but heardSix it is the ferryman in the boat that o’er the River floats OhSeven are the Seven Stars in the Sky, the Shining Stars be Seven OhEight it is the Morning’s break when all the World’s awake OhNine it is the pale Moonshine, the Shining Moon is Nine OhTen Forgives all kinds of Sin, from Ten begin again Oh

English traditional folksongfrom Bob Stewart, Where is Saint George? (1977)

TOPICS: Natural numbers and their representation; induction; ...

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