Who built the ark? Noah, Noah,
Who built the ark? Brother Noah built the ark.
Now didn’t old Noah build the ark?
He built it out of hickory bark.
He built it long, both wide and tall,
Plenty of room for the large and small.
Now in came the animals two by two,
Hippopotamus and kangaroo.
Now in came the animals three by three,
Two big cats and a bumble bee.
Now in came the animals four by four,
Two through the window and two through the door.
Now in came the animals five by five,
Five little sparrows, doin’ the jive.
Now in came the animals six by six,
The elephant laughed at the monkey’s tricks.
Now in came the animals seven by seven,
Four from home and the rest from heaven.
Now in came the animals eight by eight,
Some were on time and the others were late.
Now in came the animals nine by nine,
Some were shoutin’ and some were cryin’.
Now in came the animals ten by ten,
Five black roosters and five black hens.
Now Noah says, “Go and shut that door,
The rain’s started dropping and we can’t take more!”