The Chemical Elements
[The tune is that of The Major-General's
Song from Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates Of Penzance.]
- There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
- And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
- And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
- And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
- Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,
- And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
- And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium,
- And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
- There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium,
- And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium,
- There's strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
- And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
- There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium,
- And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium,
- And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium,
- Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and caesium.
- And lead, praseodymium and platinum, plutonium,
- Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium,
- And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium,
- And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.
- There's sulphur, californium and fermium, berkelium,
- And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium,
- And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and rhodium,
- And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin and
- These are the only ones of which the news has come to
- And there may be many others but they haven't been discovered.
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