Pick a Little, Talk a Little

Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little. (4 beats in this line - bold words)
Cheap, cheap, cheap! Talk a lot. Pick a little more! (4 beats in this line - bold words)

Patsch the
beat on your legs while you speak the chant.

Students learned this chant
Pick a Little, Talk a Little which includes rhythms such as ti-ri-ti-ri, ti-ti, ti-ti-ri and ti-ri-ti. However, those rhythms are a little tricky to create their own piece at this grade level, so we will be learning to create our own rhythms with ta (quarter note), ti-ti (two eighth notes) and ti-ri-ti-ri (four sixteenth notes).
Way Down Yonder

Way down yonder in the itty, bitty pool swam
Three little fishies and a mama fish too.
"Swim," said the mama fish or you will be lost, but the
Three little fishies didn't want to be bossed.
Boom, boom, ditta, dottum, wattum, tshoo,
Boom, boom, ditta, dottum, wattum, tshoo,
Boom, boom, ditta, dottum, wattum, tshoo, and they
Swam and they swam right over the dam!