CONTRACTIONS: One Word from Two

music and lyrics by Suzie-Jean
arranged and performed by Bernie Katzman

The song

The music



I can not, I can't ..
I will not , I won't..
These are contractions, words I'll say.

It is easy, It's easy,
I am pleased, I'm pleased..
To shorten my words, this interesting way.

When writing contractions use apostrophies,
A line for a letter, that's what one sees.
In words such as your's , hadn't and she'll,
Shouldn't ,wouldn't that's and he'll.

Oh I will bet,
I'll bet that you'll see.
You'll use contractions,
Just like me.

It's a way to make one word from two.
Yes, using contractions isn't hard to do.


Click for an improvisation by
Bernie Katzman