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Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here: School House Rock video on Adverbs.


Music & Lyrics: Bob Dorough
Sung by: Bob Dorough
Animation: Phil Kimmelman and Associates

Lyrics from:

Ready Pop? Yup.
Ready son? Uh-huh.
Let's go!
Let's go!
One! Two!...

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here.
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, got some adverbs here.
Come on down to Lolly's, get the
adverbs here
You're going to need
If you write or read,
Or even think about it.

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get you're adverbs here.
Got a lot of lolly, jolly adverbs here.
Anything you need and we can make it absolutely clear...

An adverb is a word
(That's all it is! And there's a lot of them)
That modifies a verb,
(Sometimes a verb and sometimes)
It modifies an adjective, or else another adverb
And so you see that it's positively, very, very necessary.

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here.
Father, son, and Lolly selling adverbs here.
Got a lot of adverbs, and we make it clear,
So come to Lolly! (Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)

Hello folks, this is Lolly, Sr., saying we have every adverb in the
book, so come on down and look.

Hello folks, Lolly, Jr., here. Suppose your house needs painting -
how are you going to paint it? That's where the adverb comes
in. We can also give you a special intensifier so you can paint it
very neatly or rather sloppily.

Hi! Suppose you're going nut-gathering; your buddy wants to
know where and when. Use an adverb and tell him!

Get your adverbs!

Use it with an adjective, it says much more,
Anything described can be described some more.
Anything you'd ever need is in the store,
And so you choose very carefully every word you use.

Use it with a verb, it tells us how you did,
Where it happened, where you're going, where you've been.
Use it with another adverb - that's the end,
And even more...

How, where, or when,
Condition or reason,
These questions are answered
When you use an adverb.

Come and get it!

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, get your adverbs here.
Quickly, quickly, quickly, get those adverbs here.
Slowly, surely, really learn your adverbs here.
You're going to need 'em if you read 'em,
If you write or talk or think about 'em...Lolly! (Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)

Announcer: If it's an adverb, we have it at Lolly's. Bring along your old adjectives,
too - like slow, soft, and sure. We'll fit 'em out with our L - Y
attachment and make perfectly good adverbs out of them!

(Get your adverbs here!)

Lots of good tricks at Lolly's so come on down.

(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)

Adverbs deal with manner, place, time,
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
Condition, reason,
(Father, son, and Lolly)
Comparison, contrast
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
Enrich your language with adverbs!
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
Besides they're absolutely free!
(Lolly, Lolly, Lolly)
At your service.


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