The Contraction Round
to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat

words by Suzy Red

Con-trac-tions are fun!
We use them every day!

Just listen as you squash

Two words;

Then take letters away!

DID NOT 
DIDN'T

I squashed 

The O right out!

It didn't die or even cry!

So I don't have to pout!

SHE WOULD,
Becomes SHE'D.

I squashed four letters out!

They didn't die 

Or even cry!

So I don't have to pout!

For more fun, sing it again in a round!

from page 55 of Roots and Wings, Bluebonnet Celebrations 2001-2002, copyright Suzy Red 2001

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