Little Sparrow Chicks

Little sparrow chicks
One, two, three, four
Sitting quietly
On a wire, by the shore
One flew away
To the sea, did soar
How many sparrow chicks
Are sitting by the shore
Of the four?

Three!
That’s right! Very good!
I wasn’t very big when I was small
To kiss the girls
I’d climb up on a bench That’s all!

Little sparrow chicks
One, two, three
Sitting quietly
On a wire, by the sea
One flew away
So gracefully
How many sparrow chicks
Are sitting by the sea
Of the three?

Two!
Yes! You’re very good at this!

Little sparrow chicks
Side by side, there are two
Sitting quietly
Wondering what to do
One flew away
To the sea, out of view
How many sparrow chicks
Are sitting in a queue
Of the two?

One!
Wonderful!
If you keep this up, you’ll have no homework!
Little sparrow chick
Just the one, of the four
Sitting quietly
On a wire, by the shore
She flew away
Out to sea, did soar
How many sparrow chicks
Are sitting there once more
By the shore?

Four!

Well, no!
There was one chick, and she flew away
How many chicks remain?

There are four of them that remain
The little sparrow chicks came back
They were bored out at sea
Can you see them there
Perched on the wire?
Hurray for the sparrow chicks!