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Home > Resources > Grammar Rock > A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing

A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing

A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing: School House Rock video on Nouns.

 

Music & Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Sung by: Lynn Ahrens
Animation: Phil Kimmelman and Associates

Lyrics from:
http://www.school-house-rock.com/Nou.html

Well, every person you know,
And every place that you can go,
And anything that you can show,
You know they're nouns.

A noun's a special kind of word,
It's any name you ever heard,
I find it quite interesting.
A noun's a person, place, or thing.

Oh, I took a train, took a train to another state.
The flora and fauna that I saw were really great.
I saw some bandits chasin' the train.
I was wishin' I was back home again.
I took a train, took a train to another state.

Well, every person you can know (like a bandit or an engineer)
And every place that you can go (like a state or a home)
And anything that you can show (like animals and plants or a train)
You know they're nouns - you know they're nouns, oh...

Mrs. Jones is a lady on Hudson Street.
She sent her dog to bark at my brother and me.
We gave her dog a big fat bone,
And now he barks at Mrs. Jones.
She's a lady who lives on Hudson Street.

Well, every person you can know (Mrs. Jones, a lady, or a brother)
And every place that you can go (like a street or a corner)
And anything that you can show (like a dog or a bone)
You know they're nouns - you know they're nouns.

Oh, I took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
My best friend was waitin' there for me. (He took an early ferry.)
We went for a walk on the island you know,
And in the middle of summer it started to snow,
When I took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
Well, every person you can know (like a friend or the captain of a ship)
And every place that you can go (an island or a sea)
And anything you can show (like a statue, a ferry, or snow)
You know they're nouns - you know they're nouns

Oh, I put a dime in the drugstore record machine.
Oldie goldies started playing if you know what I mean.
I heard Chubby Checker, he was doin' the twist
And the Beatles and the Monkees, it goes like this!
I put a dime in the drugstore record machine.

Well, every person you can know
(the Beatles and the Monkees, Chubby Checker)
And every place that you can go (like a neighborhood or a store)
And anything that you can show (like a dime or a record machine)
You know they're nouns.

A noun's a special kind of word
It's any name you ever heard.
I find it quite interesting
A noun's a person, place, or thing.

A noun is a person, place, or thing.
(doodle, doodleh; doodle, doodleh, doodle, doodleh; doodle, doodleh...)

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