You are on page 1of 2

Conjunction Junction

Bob Dorough
Schoolhouse Rock, 1973
August 24, 2008

Intro: | G Em7 | C Am7 D9 |


----3---- ----3---- ----3----
A|-----------5--h7----|-10---10--8---7---5------------|-3---2---3---2-----------0----3----||
E|--------------------|-7----------------0------------|-0-----------------------0----2----||
C|--------------------|-7----------------2--------0---|-0-------------------2---0----2----||
G|--------------------|-7--------------------0--------|-0---------------0-------0----0----||

G G/F C/E E[7


Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
Hooking up words and phrases and claus–es.
G G/F C/E E[7
Conjunction Junction, how’s that func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
I got three fav’rite cars that get most of my job done.
G G/F C/E E[7
Conjunction Junction, what’s their func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
I got “and,” “but,” and “or,” they’ll get you pretty far.

G
“And”. . . that’s an additive, like “this and that”.
C7
“But”. . . that’s sort of the opposite, “Not this but that”.
B[7
And then there’s “or”: O-R, when you have a choice like “this or that.”
D
“And,” “but,” and “or,” get you pretty far!

G G/F C/E E[7


Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
Hooking up two boxcars and making ’em run right.

G C7
Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice, hey that’s nice!
G
Dirty but happy, diggin’ and scratchin’,
C7
Losing your shoe and a button or two.
G
He was poor but honest, sad but true,
C7
Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!

1
G G/F C/E E[7
Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
Hooking up two cars to one when you say something like this choice:
G C7 E[7
“Either now or later.” Or no choice:
G C7 E[7
“Neither now nor ever.” Hey, that’s clev–er!
G
Eat this or that, grow thin or fat,
C7 E[7
Never mind, I wouldn’t do that, I’m fat enough now!

G G/F C/E E[7


Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
Hooking up phrases and claus–es that bal–ance, like:
G G/F C/E E[7
Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
G G/F C/E E[7
He cut loose the sandbags, but the bal–loon wouldn’t go any higher.
G G/F C/E E[7
Let’s go up to the moun–tains, or down to the seas.
G G/F C/E E[7
You should always say “Thank you’,’ or at least say “please.”

G G/F C/E E[7


Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
Hooking up phrases and clauses in complex sen–tences like:
G
In the mornings, when I’m usually wide awake, I love to take a walk through the gardens
C7
And down by the lake, where I often see a duck and a drake,
B[7
And I wonder, as I walk by, just what they’d say if they could speak,
D
Although I know that’s an absurd thought.

G G/F C/E E[7


Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
Hooking up cars and mak–ing ’em func–tion.
G G/F C/E E[7
Conjunction Junction, how’s that func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
I like tying up words and phras–es and claus–es.
G G/F C/E E[7
Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
I’m gonna get you there if you’re very careful.
G G/F C/E E[7
Conjunction Junction, what’s your func–tion?
G C]dim7 C D7
I’m gonna get you there if you’re very careful.

Related Interests