The Elements Lyrics - Tom Lehrer

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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 and 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.

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The best song i ever heard!!!!!! | Reviewer: Da Science Lover | 3/30/14

As soon as I heard this song it got stuck in my head. I sing it every day in the morning and whenever I am bored. This is probably the best scientific song that I ever heard!!!!!!

BEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Love Science | 3/30/14

This is the most catchy and amazing song. The first time I heard it I fell in love with it. All I can say is that this is the best scientific song. The first time you hear it it is very hard to follow along, even with the lyrics, but when you keep hearing it and practicing you start to memorize it little by little.

I would rate its song 11/10.

I'm in it for the chocolate | Reviewer: Sasha | 2/22/14

My science teacher told us that she will buy boxes of chocolates and who ever can stand up and sing the whole song in front of the class by the end of the term gets one. I've already memorized the first verse

Less than sixty seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Superman | 1/31/14

Man once I heard this song I fell in love with it! I began singing it at school and all my peers are asking me if those are even words! And yes, the title is appropos to how fats I sang it! Someone, please break my record of less than a minute!

So hard | Reviewer: MeMyselfAndI :P | 1/9/14

Even just reading the words my tongue gets tripped up lol.. Glad we aren't having a competition in our school. I don't sing. Like at all. Well I do at home, but...yeah. And I like genetics so much better than this stuff but it is pretty awesome. If any of my nerdy friends see this.. Hi! If this is Sophie..

Working on it... | Reviewer: Potato | 12/17/13

so our science teacher is giving us 2 weeks to memorize this for extra credit. so my friend (super smart) MEMORIZES IT THE NEXT DAY AND RECITES IT TO U HER IN THE MORNING. Still working on it during winter break... wish me luck :/

Memorizing! | Reviewer: Person | 12/17/13

In Science, we're going over the Periodic Table and I just love it! Nobody has asked me to memorize it, but being the competitive person I am, I've decided to challenge myself to learn this! So, next year, if I take Chemistry, I'll (hopefully) be a little ahead of everyone! (: Thanks Tom Lehrer and Sing365 for producing the song and giving us the lyrics! (Listening to the song and writing down the words wasn't very helpful.) Peace out!

great song | Reviewer: haiden | 12/15/13

I am the only one in my school to sing this harry podder can do it I said I can to I did and now I sing all the time because people want to see if it is true now the song I sing made me a cool person

I am sad | Reviewer: Ann Marie | 11/4/13

I want to sing Harry Potter in 99 seconds, I can write it down, but I can only song it if I take one minute pauses in between. My doctors have said I'll never be able to sing... But I can! My mommy told me that people with cystic fibrosis only live till they are maybe 20- 30 years old. I want to live long, if you know anyone with this disease encourage them! Look to fix it! I guess I have 20 years to live, the doctors say if I'm lucky. I am 9 now, I am sad

From Ann Marie | Reviewer: Ann Marie | 11/4/13

Please help me pray for my friend, her mom made her move to Ethiopia all by herself!! Oh publishers of this company, let this be on here, because I want my friend to be well, not sick o sad... She is 10, one year older than me. If many people pray for her, she will get better, hr broken heart and soul healed, right? Memorizing the elements song won't help her! So every time you are able to memorize one more verse of this song, pray to my friend: pray for her well being, her soul be saved. I can't even memorize songs right now, my throat hurts. But I am still praying for her. Thank u everyone!!! Please respond with: we prayed for your friend, god bless her. If u prayed for every verse u memorized.

element song | Reviewer: ninjaboy5827 | 11/4/13

this song is amazing i have been lerning it for i while now and almost got the whole thing. for anybody thats thinking about starting to learn it or has already started it gets easier once you have learned 15% of it iu would say

well. . . | Reviewer: Lucy | 11/2/13

I am in the process of memorising it, and currently i am in marathon of memorisation, so i'm trying to learn this, the verses of the horrible histories kings and queens song, pi, the nations of the world by animaniacs and the periodic table order version of the elements. . .

I memorized! | Reviewer: Ann Marie | 10/19/13

Hello I'm Ann Marie. I just turned nine a day ago: ) I memorized this song in two days from YouTube, my mommy says it must be easy for me because I take 8th grade algebra in third grade. I am going to a spelling bee today, I am scared but also happy! One of my easiest words was Pseudepigraphy, which ummm... Oh yes it is a bit like plagiarism, that's it! I hope you can memorize thus song soon:) The only hard thing is that I used to live in Spain, so it is hard to pronounce some words. Now I live in California. I have systic vibrosis, so it is hard to breathe when I sing. I am sorry I am ranting! Bye guys and good luck=)

hmmm...My teacher is Awesome! :D | Reviewer: NO NAME | 10/18/13

hahaha...I'm practising it right now!!!!My Science teacher challenged us to memorize it..and GUESs WHAT???!!!She knows this and memorize this song!I SWEAR! :)
She's so good and she sang it on our class... :)

Elemental | Reviewer: Silvery_Blue_Flames | 10/11/13

My Chemistry teacher showed this to us on Tuesday and told us that if we could memorize this song and sing it to her completely that she would give us a whole lot of extra credit. I'm goin' to myself, OK, I've memorized Viva las Vegas from CSI something but i managed to memorize the whole song. right now i'm writing it down and i'm gonna be singin' it to myself over the next few days, maybe two weeks. it only took me one maybe two days to memorize the other one so why not. i'll also be able to torture my best friend with it too. hehehehehehehe, hahahahahahhahahaha!! this'll help alot with memorizing it.

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