Contraction Action Song Lyrics

Sung to the tune of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home

 

These song lyrics are included in the Volume 2 Combo

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1. When did not becomes a single word,
It’s didn’t, it’s didn’t.
When do not becomes a single word,
It’s don’t, it’s don’t.
Just put ’em together and leave out the o
That is where the apostrophe goes
And contraction action ever goes marching on.
4. When does not becomes a single word,
It’s doesn’t, it’s doesn’t.
When was not becomes a single word,
It’s wasn’t, it’s wasn’t.
Just put ’em together and leave out the o
That is where the apostrophe goes
And contraction action ever goes marching on.

2. When is not becomes a single word,
It’s isn’t, it’s isn’t.
When are not becomes a single word,
It’s aren’t, it’s aren’t.
Just put ’em together and leave out the o
That is where the apostrophe goes
And contraction action ever goes marching on.
5. When have not becomes a single word,
It’s haven’t, it’s haven’t.
When had not becomes a single word,
It’s hadn’t, it’s hadn’t.
Just put ’em together and leave out the o
That is where the apostrophe goes
And contraction action ever goes marching on.

3. When could not becomes a single word,
It’s couldn’t, it’s couldn’t.
When would not becomes a single word,
It’s wouldn’t, it’s wouldn’t.
Just put ’em together and leave out the o
That is where the apostrophe goes
And contraction action ever goes marching on.
6. The one exception to this rule,
Is won’t, is won’t.
Unlike the other, change will to wo,
It rhymes with don’t.
Just put ’em together and leave out the o
That is where the apostrophe goes
And contraction action ever goes marching on.