Schoolhouse Rock - Grammar Rock

A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing

 

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

Well every person you can know,
And every place that you can go,
And any thing 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 the fauna that I saw were really great.
But when I saw some bandits chasing the train,
I was wishing 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 any thing 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.}
Well you know they're nouns
You know they're nouns, oh!

I took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
My best friend was waiting 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 that you can show...
{Like a statue, a ferry or snow.}
Well you know they're nouns
You know they're nouns, oh!

I put a dime in the drugstore record machine.
Oldie-goldies started playing - you know what I mean.
I heard Chubby Checker, he was doing 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.}
Well 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.

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