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Some years back, i heard a song that counted using Mishna quotes. It was to the tune of (this website's anthem), Echad mi yodea.

The first few lines, as best I remember them:

אֶחָד הַחוֹפֵר בּוֹר (Bava Kamma 5:5) שְׁנַיִם אוֹחֲזִין בְּטַלִּית, (Bava Metzia 1:1) שְׁלשָׁה שֶׁאָכְלוּ כְאֶחָד (Berakhot 7:1) אַרְבָּעָה אֲבוֹת נְזִיקִין (Bava Kamma 1:1)

It goes as high as 11, and can be found here.

Can one count higher? Certainly there are the 15 women from Yevamot 1:1, but I don't know if the intervening numbers appear. It seems odd that 12 would be absent, but also odd that 12, if present, wasn't included.

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    Possible duplicate of mi-yodeya-series. In particular: 12, 13, and 14. – Alex Jan 5 at 21:04
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    12 and 13 appear, among other Mishnayos, together in Niddah 5:6 as the respective ages for Bar and Bas Mitzvah. – DonielF Jan 5 at 21:05
  • @Alex, I thought related but different enough. I'm happy to let someone else make that call. – Ze'ev wants SE to do teshuva Jan 5 at 21:07
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    All in one Mishnah: מגילה נקראת באחד עשר בשנים עשר בשלשה עשר בארבעה עשר בחמשה עשר – Alex Jan 5 at 21:22
  • I think the actual original song goes all the way to twenty-three. – Schmerel Jan 6 at 2:22

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