The Elements - Tom Lehrer

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Gareth Owen

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Jan 21, 2002, 6:21:41 AM1/21/02
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Tom Lehrer - The Elements
Music - Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics - A great many eminent scientists from the Renaissance to today
Arranged by Tom Lehrer.

C
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium
G7
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
C
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium
G D7 G
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium.

G7 Cm
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
Bb7 Eb
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
G7 Cm
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium
Ab7 G7
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium

C
There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium
G7
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium
C G7 C G7
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium
C F C G7 C
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium and barium

(Isn't that interesting)

C
There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium
G7
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium
C
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium
G D7 G
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium

G7 Cm
And lead, praseodymium and platinum, plutonium
Bb7 Eb
Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium
G7 Cm
And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium
Ab7 G7
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium

C
There's sulphur, californium and fermium, berkelium,
G7
And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium,
C G7 C G7
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and rhodium
C F C G7 C
And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin and sodium

C G7 C G7
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard
C F C G7 C
And there may be many others, but the haven't been discovered.

[And after that dreadful punchline, the big finish (pause at the bar line):]

e -----------|-----
B -----------|-----
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A -3---------|-2h3-
E ---3p2h3h4-|-----

--
Gareth Owen
"Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids,
we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening
to repetitive music."

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