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Murphy Family Vacation is an up-beat, toe-tappin' ditty sung by the Murphy Family in "Family Vacation".

It has a pop-country style complete with slide bar guitar intro and blues walk bass line common to line dancing music.

Variations of the theme reoccur throughout the episode giving a light and airy feel to the story.


Well we don't know where we're going,
And we got no ETA.
No itinerary, compass, map or scheduled agenda,
But at least we're on our way.
We gotta a mini fridge filled with electrolytes,
For when we feel the need to replenish.
And a funky foreign second hand GPS,
That only speaks to us in Flemish.

Whoa oh oh oh,
It's the Murphy family vacation.
Things can be expected,
Even in the best of weather.
Whoa oh oh oh, oh,
The journey is the destination.
We can handle complications,
As long as we're together.

So let's hit the road!


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Murphy Family Vacation


4th root movable

4th string root movable major

It is advisable to listen to the intro several times to pick up on the accents that are not noted here.
The intro is basically a stylized variation of the song.
It is played using 4th string root movable major chords.

Start on C# (11th fret). Pluck the 4th string once and slide up to D (12th fret) allowing the note to sustain through the change, then from the sixth string up strum the rest of the chord, pluck the 4th string again then up strum the chord again allowing a little more sustain the second time. This part is played three times.

Then move down to G (3rd fret) and play one sharp up strum, move to A (5th fret) and play one sharp up strum. Go down to F# (2nd fret) and up stum once and slide up to G allowing the notes to sustain through the change then play one more up strum. Note, there is a rest between the G and A and F#

So if a lower case letter is a single note, An upper case letter is the movable chord, a hyphen is a slide, a comma is a rest and spaces are just to spread it all out for clarity, it goes something like;

c#-d D d D, c#-d D d D, c#-d D d D, G, A, F#-G G

Then go to the first verse of the song.

If you have trouble forming the 12th fret D, you can bar the bottom three strings at the 10th fret with your 1st finger, pluck just the 3rd string and hammer on the 3rd string 11th fret then up stroke all three strings in place of the C# to D part noted above.


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Milo humming the song's melody

  • While at the gas station, Milo hums the melody.
    • His father sings it when they leave from the gas station with no background music.
  • Flemish is a language spoken by a people of the same name in Northern Belgium.


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v - e - d Songs
Season 1 Rooting for the EnemyDon't Break MeDr. ZoneI've Got No ExcusesMister Go (I've Gotta Go)The Show Must Go OnMurphy Family VacationWelcome to Lard WorldI Want a Girl with a Suit of ArmorChop Away at my HeartYou're the Best RemainingAthledecamathalonScience Teacher in SpaceWe're Going to the ZooTLCJust Roll With ItA Bumpy Ride TonightLlamaI Can't Find YouSafety CzarJust Messing AroundI'm Taking a StrollOn the Open SeaFrom Here to ThereTurnabout Is Fair PlayWorld Without MiloToboggan of LoveAll Tied UpIt's Not One Thing, It's AnotherThe Last HalloweenEverybody is Here
Season 2 Lot of PressureHow Do I Do It?No Day Like a Snow DayHe's Coming UpI Wanna Take Your PictureIt's Raining Cats and DogsGame NightSafety CarCake 'Splosion!TobinaLady KrillerWe Gotta DriveSkatin' and Dancin'Ticking AwayJust Getting StartedI Chase You, You Chase MeYou Go, Girl!Do-Gooder DoofWag Your TailRight About NowGoulashThe Harry Hamster BandSquint My EyesWhen You Tip a DominoTime to Try Something NewDefend Your ArgumentWe Can Do What We WantLooking High and Low For MiloI'm a CatastropheSphere and Loathing in Outer SpaceI Fall Down
Songlets Season 1: I Knew ItHorseface the Equestrian BarbarianYe Olde PizzaHe Will Be Our LeaderPistachios JingleHoverator ThemeIt's a Sad Dog's LifeWindowless VanThis is Happening Right Now
Season 2: Doofenshmirtz Evil JingleTime Chips JingleRecurring RaccoonZippy, The World's Fastest KoalaDon't Say It's OverHe's LeavingHeinz SlawAnd That's How You Know You're a MurphyJames KimElliot Brand Safety Chutes JingleLoss Can Lead to New AdventuresHangin' With Dr. D!Bunny and a KangarooCheck Out My Bling-BlingMurray the Middleman Jingle
Other We're Gonna Do It Again!It's My World (And We're All Living in It)
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