Six beats to a measure and the eighth note gets one beat...
Really, it's usually counted in two,,,,, That is.... 1 2 3 4 5 6 . But then,
in a few certain measures of this song, it is divided into 1 2 3 4 5 6
It's been an interesting challenge to get them to understand the different feeling of this, but they've got it.
It all goes back to a JUBA rhythm I taught them in the early 6th grade.