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Passport to Genre

Lyrics ©2018 by Bill, Gretchen, and Katie Roper
Music ©2018 by Bill Roper


This is the song that we wrote for Katie's fifth grade teacher, Ms. Turner. She has a reading program called "Passport to Genre", which calls for the students to read and report on books from a wide variety of different genres. This was one of the things that Katie liked best, so it made a great topic for the song.

    A          D     E         A              G                 A
Iím going on a trip around the world, thereís so many things to see,
         A        D     E    A         G              E
From the penguins in Antarctica to the Statue of Liberty.
      A            D       E       A      G               A
But I donít have a fortune tucked away in some convenient nook.
     A        D        E       A     G               E
If I canít go there in person, I can go there with a book.


(Chorus)
           A   G       D      F             G     A
Iíve got a passport to genre, living like a millionaire.
           A   G       D      F         G     A
Iíve got a passport to genre, ticket to go anywhere.


With history and biography, we look into the past
When suffragettes and civil rights could change the world at last.
In stories of the present day, we see things as they are,
Like how folks live in far off lands and the light from a falling star.

(Bridge)
D               A             D            A
In the world of fantasy, Iíll cast a magic rune,
     D               A              E
Then jump to science fiction and go walking on the moon.


Iíve been so many places, I donít want this trip to end.
I want to curl up in my chair and go around again.
Iíll find my own adventure Ė I can get it all for free.
Iíve got a card, Iíve got an in at my local library.

(Chorus twice)
(Spoken)
Where would you like to go today?