>"The Ants Go Marching" — Out of the Mouths of Babes

>The Ants Go Marching One By OneImage by Yellow Snow Photography via FlickrFrom bedtime last night.  Abigail, for the first time, wanted to help sing, “The Ants Go Marching.”  She doesn’t quite get the whole “rhyming” part of the song.  It went something like this:

Daddy: The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching one by one…
Abigail: The little one stopped to pick up sticks.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy: The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching two by two…
Abigail:  The little one stopped to tie his shoe
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching three by three…
Abigail:  The little one stopped to close the gate.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching four by four…
Abigail:  The little one stopped to pick up sticks.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching five by five…
Abigail:  The little one stopped to went to his room.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching six by six…
Abigail:  The little one stopped to….
Mommy:  Pick up sticks.  It rhymes.
Abigail:  Pick up sticks.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching seven by seven…
Abigail:  The little one stopped to close the gate.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching eight by eight…
Abigail:  The little one went up the stairs.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching nine by nine …
Abigail:  The little one stopped to close the gate.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

Daddy:  The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah.  The ants go marching ten by ten…
Abigail:  The little one went played with magnatiles.
Daddy:  And they all went marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.  Boom, boom, boom.

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