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The Big Bang Theory – Momenti memorabili: la canzone degli elementi della tavola periodica cantata da Sheldon Cooper ubriaco. E una straordinaria performance di Tom Lehrer (1967)

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E infine una straordinaria performance: Tom Lehrer – The Elements – LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967

Nota Bene – Dopo attenta considerazione ho deciso di non tradurla: bisogna imparare gli elementi in inglese….

ARTIST: Tom Lehrer

TITLE: The Elements

Lyrics and Chords

 

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 and protactinium and indium and gallium

And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium

 

/ D – – – / A7 – – – / D – – – / A – E7 A /

/ A7 – – Dm / C7 – – F / A7 – – Dm / Bb7 – – A7 – – – – /

 

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

 

/ D – – – / A7 – – – / D A7 D A7 / D G DA7 D /

 

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 cesium

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 sulfur, 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 Ha’vard

And there may be many others

But they haven’t been discavard

 

/ D A7 / / D G / DA7 D /

 

[Alternate ending:]

 

Lawrencium and Hahnium and lastly Rutherfordium

If there are any others, I’m afraid I haven’t heardium

 

 

 

 

 

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