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Chord Req: Not on the Test (Tom Chapin)


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Subject: Chord Req: Not On The Test
From: GUEST,Paul Lyons
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 11:45 AM


Any one got the chords to Tom Chapin's "Not On The Test?"


Paul Lyons

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Subject: Lyr Add: NOT ON THE TEST (Tom Chapin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 09:16 PM

I can't help with the chords, but since the lyrics have never been posted at Mudcat before, we might as well have them here.

Lyrics copied from Tom Chapin's "Not on the Test" web site.

by John Forster & Tom Chapin
© 2008 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Go on to sleep now, third grader of mine.
The test is tomorrow but you'll do just fine.
It's reading and math. Forget all the rest.
You don't need to know what is not on the test.

Each box that you mark on each test that you take,
Remember your teachers. their jobs are at stake.
Your score is their score, but don't get all stressed.
They'd never teach anything not on the test.

The School Board is faced with No Child Left Behind.
With rules but no funding, they're caught in a bind.
So music and art and the things you love best
Are not in your school 'cause they're not on the test.

Sleep, sleep, and as you progress,
You'll learn there's a lot that is not on the test.

Debate is a skill that is useful to know,
Unless you're in Congress or talk radio,
Where shouting and spouting and spewing are blessed,
'Cause rational discourse was not on the test.

Thinking's important. It's good to know how.
And someday you'll learn to, but someday's not now.
Go on to sleep, now. You need your rest.
Don't think about thinking. It's not on the test.

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