SONG LYRICS FOR: "NINE PARTS OF SPEECH"
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Lead Vocal: John Listen
Music: Cathy Gehr
Lyrics: Paul Theopolis, Cathy Gehr, Jerry Paladino
Producer: Jerry Paladino

"NINE PARTS OF SPEECH"

Chorus 1
Here's a little rhyme
To tell you of the nine parts of speech.

Here's a little rhyme
To tell you of the nine parts of speech.

Verse 1
Three little words we often see:
Articles "a," "an," and "the."
Three little words we often see:
Articles "a," "an," and "the."

[A dog, an elephant, the zoo…]

Verse 2
A noun is the name of anything:
A person, place, or even a thing.
A noun is the name of anything:
A person, place, or even a thing.

[A person: Bob; a place: Italy; a thing: can opener.]

Verse 3
Pronouns take the place of nouns,
"I walk," "you run," "he wins," "she frowns."
Pronouns take the place of nouns,
"I walk," "you run," "he wins," "she frowns."

Chorus 2
Here's a little rhyme
To tell you of the nine parts of speech.

Here's a little rhyme
To tell you of the nine parts of speech.

Verse 4
Adjectives tell the kind of noun:
"Big," "small," "while," or "brown."
Adjectives tell the kind of noun:
"Big," "small," "while," or "brown."

Verse 5
Now, Verbs tell of something being done:
"Read," "write," "count," "sing," "jump," "run."
Verbs tell of something being done:
"Read," "write," "count," "sing," "jump," and "run."

Verse 6
How things are gone, the adverbs tell:
"Slowly," "quickly," "ill," "well."
How things are gone, the adverbs tell:
"Slowly," "quickly," "ill," or "well."

Verse 7
Conjunctions join the words together:
"Men and children," "wind or weather."
Conjunctions join the words together:
"Men and children," "wind or weather."

Verse 8
Interjections show surprise:
"Oh, how pretty!" "Ah, how wise!"
Interjections show surprise:
"Oh, how pretty!" "Ah, how wise!"

Verse 9
A preposition comes before a noun:
"In [a car]," or "by [the sea]," "through [the door]," "around [me]."
A preposition comes before a noun:
"In [a car]," or "by [the sea]," "through [the door]," "around [me]."

Chorus 2
There's a little rhyme
To tell you of the nine parts of speech.
There's a little rhyme
To tell you of the nine parts of speech. [Did you know there are…?]
Nine parts of speech. [All in all there are…]
The nine parts of speech. [Don’t miss any…]
The nine parts ofspeech.

 

"NINE PARTS OF SPEECH" (with chords)

Intro: (G)-(D)-(G)-(D) (G)-(D)-(C)-(D)-(G)-(D)

Chorus 1
(G)Here's a little (D)rhyme
To (G)tell you of the (D)nine parts of (G)speech.
(D)-(G)-(D)
(G)Here's a little (D)rhyme
To (G)tell you of the (D)nine parts of (G)speech.

(D)-(G)-(D)

Verse 1
(G)Three little words we often see:
(C)Articles "a," (D)"an," and (G)"the."
(G)Three little words we often see:
(C)Articles "a," (D)"an," and (G)"the."

[A dog, an elephant, the zoo…]

Verse 2
A (G)noun is the name of anything:
A (C)person, place, or (D)even a (G)thing.
A (G)noun is the name of anything:
A (C)person, place, or (D)even a (G)thing.

[A person: Bob; a place: Italy; a thing: can opener.]

Verse 3
(Cm)Pronouns take the place of nouns,
"I (Gm)walk," "you run," "he wins," "she frowns."
(Cm)Pronouns take the place of nouns,
"I (D)walk," "you run," "he wins," "she frowns."

Chorus 2
(G)Here's a little (D)rhyme
To (G)tell you of the (D)nine parts of (G)speech.
(D)-(G)-(D)
(G)Here's a little (D)rhyme
To (G)tell you of the (D)nine parts of (G)speech.
(D)-(G)-(D)

Verse 4
(G)Adjectives tell the kind of noun:
(C)"Big," "small," (D)"while," or (G)"brown."
(G)Adjectives tell the kind of noun:
(C)"Big," "small," (D)"while," or (G)"brown."

Verse 5
Now, (G)Verbs tell of something being done:
(C)"Read," "write," "count," (D)"sing," "jump," "run."
(G)Verbs tell of something being done:
(C)"Read," "write," "count," (D)"sing," "jump," and (G)"run."

Verse 6
(Cm)How things are gone, the adverbs tell:
(Gm)"Slowly," "quickly," "ill," "well."
(Cm)How things are gone, the adverbs tell:
(D)"Slowly," "quickly," "ill," or "well."

(G)-(D7)-(G)-(D7) (G)-(D7)-(G)-(D7)

(Ab)-(Eb7)-(Ab)-(Eb7) (Ab)-(Eb7)-(Ab)-(Eb7)

Verse 7
Con(Ab)junctions join the words together:
(Db)"Men and children," (Eb)"wind or (Ab)weather."
Con(Ab)junctions join the words together:
(Db)"Men and children," (Eb)"wind or (Ab)weather."

Verse 8
(Ab)Interjections show surprise:
(Db)"Oh, how pretty!" (Eb)"Ah, how (Ab)wise!"
(Ab)Interjections show surprise:
(Db)"Oh, how pretty!" (Eb)"Ah, how (Ab)wise!"

Verse 9
A (Dbm)preposition comes before a noun:
(Abm)"In [a car]," or "by [the sea]," "through [the door]," "around [me]."
(Dbm)A preposition comes before a noun:
(Eb)"In [a car]," or "by [the sea]," "through [the door]," "around [me]."

Chorus 2
(Ab)There's a little (Eb)rhyme
To (Ab)tell you of the (Eb)nine parts of (Ab)speech. (Eb)
(Ab)There's a little (Eb)rhyme
To (Ab)tell you of the (Eb)nine parts of (Ab)speech. [Did you know there are…?]
(Eb)Nine parts of (Ab)speech. [All in all there are…]
The (Eb)nine parts of speech. [Don’t miss any…]
The (Eb)nine parts of(Ab)speech. (Db)-(Ab)

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