5 kleine Affen & das Krokodil

    5 kleine Affen und das Krokodil is probably one of my favorite German children’s songs. This is my version of the song.

    One of my favorite little kid songs in English is “5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed“. While I have done a version of this song in German before, there is a song in German about five little monkeys and a crocodile that is definitely catchy and fun to play along with. Some versions use people’s fingers to illustrate the story, but I thought it would be more interesting to use one of Sophia’s games and a crocodile from her zoo.

    If you want the text of the song instead, you can find the script below. If you want to download the script as a side-by-side file with German and English next to each other or get an MP3 download of this, you can get that for FREE from my online store.

    5 kleine Affen & das Krokodil Song Lyrics

    Verse 1

    5 kleine Affen saßen auf einem Baum
    und ärgerten das Krokodil.
    “Du kriegst uns nicht. Du kriegst uns nicht.
    Nä nä nä nä nä nä”
    Da kam das große Krokodil
    Schnapp, schnapp, schnapp.

    5 little monkeys sat on a tree
    and annoyed the crocodile
    “You can’t get us. You can’t get us.
    Na na na na na na”
    Then came the large crocodile
    Snap, snap, snap

    Verse 2

    4 kleine Affen saßen auf einem Baum
    und ärgerten das Krokodil.
    “Du kriegst uns nicht. Du kriegst uns nicht.
    Nä nä nä nä nä nä”
    Da kam das große Krokodil
    Schnapp, schnapp, schnapp.

    4 little monkeys sat on a tree
    and annoyed the crocodile
    “You can’t get us. You can’t get us.
    Na na na na na na”
    Then came the large crocodile
    Snap, snap, snap

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    Verse 3

    3 kleine Affen saßen auf einem Baum
    und ärgerten das Krokodil.
    “Du kriegst uns nicht. Du kriegst uns nicht.
    Nä nä nä nä nä nä”
    Da kam das große Krokodil
    Schnapp, schnapp, schnapp.

    3 little monkeys sat on a tree
    and annoyed the crocodile
    “You can’t get us. You can’t get us.
    Na na na na na na”
    Then came the large crocodile
    Snap, snap, snap

    Verse 4

    2 kleine Affen saßen auf einem Baum
    und ärgerten das Krokodil.
    “Du kriegst uns nicht. Du kriegst uns nicht.
    Nä nä nä nä nä nä”
    Da kam das große Krokodil
    Schnapp, schnapp, schnapp.

    2 little monkeys sat on a tree
    and annoyed the crocodile
    “You can’t get us. You can’t get us.
    Na na na na na na”
    Then came the large crocodile
    Snap, snap, snap

    Verse 5

    1 kleiner Affe saß auf einem Baum
    und ärgerte das Krokodil.
    “Du kriegst mich nicht. Du kriegst mich nicht.
    Nä nä nä nä nä nä”
    Da kam das große Krokodil
    Schnapp, schnapp, schnapp.

    1 little monkey sat on a tree
    and annoyed the crocodile
    “You can’t get me. You can’t get me.
    Na na na na na na”
    Then came the large crocodile
    Snap, snap, snap

    Verse 6

    Kein kleiner Affe saß mehr auf dem Baum.
    Da kam das große Krokodil.
    Rülps, rülps, rülps, rülps, rülps.

    No little monkeys sat on the tree anymore.
    Then came the large crocodile.
    Burp, burp, burp, burp, burp.

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    Herr Antrim

    Herr Antrim is a German teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. In 2011 he started his successful YouTube Channel "Learn German with Herr Antrim". In 2015 he created this website to enhance the German language lessons he was providing on YouTube. He is now the author of his own e-book, "Beginner German with Herr Antrim". He has also been featured on numerous blogs and other sites.