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Tom Lehrer The Elements Lyrics

Last updated: 11/19/2014 03:34:01 AM

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
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium and barium.

There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium
And phosphorous 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 sodium.

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

Thanks to ScienceAddict1002 for submitting The Elements Lyrics.

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love this | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/19/14

I learnt this song while pregnant after seeing Sheldon sing it on 'the big bang theory'. It took me a couple of months but now I never forget a word. My son has even been learning it lol

Amazing | Reviewer: Aalaa | 11/10/14

I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT..Tom Lehrer is amazing, so is this song. Very Clever and funny. Daniel RadCliffe rapped it and it was totally AWSOME... Im trying to memorise it... but so far no such luck

elements | Reviewer: mystery abbas | 10/25/14

my 6th teacher put this song on for us. she was dancing crazy.i mean its great but and dont even understand half of stuff hes i passed the test but the song is...i like it but i dont like my teachee dancing through it.

epicness | Reviewer: kenny | 10/15/14

This song is awesome and funny. My teacher said that if I memorize the song, I get a king size candy bar and a 2L pop. If 2 people in my class memorize it, we get a donut party. I am trying to memorize it right now. I am not very far in the song yet, but I am having fun.

Amazed but worried. | Reviewer: Ritz | 10/22/14

My science teacher said we could exempt any test we wanted if we could sing/speak it to him. My only problem is I don't know how to memorize it. Please help!!!!!!! Thanks :)

LOL | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/6/14

My science teacher offered us 100 points of extra credit if we learned the song and so i learned it in less than 2 days and didn't do anything the rest and still had enough extra credit points to give me like a 200 % in the class.

Crazy | Reviewer: CrazyDude43 | 9/29/14

It's really hard to understand and follow. There is no rhyme or reason to it (well, there is rhyme, but you know what I mean, it's just all over the place)

most amazing song listened for class | Reviewer: kay lyan | 9/6/14

so last year in my 6th grade class my teacher play this for us so I listen to it and I found another one and both of them are now stuck in my head so in 8th or 9th grade I don't have to worry about remembering the elements

Totally awesome! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/20/14

OMG, best song ever!! My chemistry teacher said the one that learns the whole song could get a ten in chemistry without getting anything right in the upcoming tests!! Looking forward to the ones who will try ;)

If only.. | Reviewer: David | 8/6/14

If only they found a way to incorporate the new elements into the song. They (the new elements) have really complex names, like Ununoctium e.t.c. It would make the song even funnier.

re iritated 5/19/14 | Reviewer: poor Student | 7/1/14

I know what you mean, however this song was written more than 50 years ago... Not only have several more elements been discovered, but to include them in the song now would require a complete rewrite, 3 or 4 extra verses, and about 3 years additional work n to make sure it scans properly... That's saying nothing of whether man-made elements should be included our just the naturally occurring ones... There's often a reason you don't mess with the classics... Is like rewriting Wacko's countries of the world song to include North and South Sudan, the channel islands, plus however many countries have either gained independence or change their name since the early 1990s...

Wicked! | Reviewer: Alpha | 6/29/14

I laughed so hard when I found this song, it's awesome! My Science teacher said that when we learn about the elements she'd play this song, and I'm looking forward to it :D Well done Mr. Lehrer, you made a good song :)

marge | Reviewer: the memories | 5/27/14

I remember my chemistry teacher used to play that song and now that I saw a quote from Google I searched it up and brought memories from then ..... its funny and fast though

Irritated | Reviewer: Minions | 5/19/14

I have always loved this song, but I am disappointed by the fact that many new elements are not included in this song. Well....not exactly disappointed, more irritated really. When I was younger I thought it would be cool if included sing this song in my head during a science test and ace it, but though I now know there is more to a test than that, I have still clung to that fantasy that this song was wholesome and holy. I have worshipped it and thought it awesome....UNTIL I learned that it was missing some parts. *sniffle*

love it so funny | Reviewer: singer | 5/1/14

so funny lol. the last part: there's earth and air and fire and water. totally made me laugh. though I'm only like gr.4 I always wanted to know how to mem. the periodic table. addicted to this song love it love it love it! btw, u guys should see the new math song