Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Here is a link--to a link-- to the original Ballads For The Age of Science Records! (Believe me it was easier to do it this way!)
playtherecords: Ballads For The Age Of Science
And here is a link to another FABULOUS song, The Elements, on those records.
This song was written by Tom Lehrer.
"Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 60s. His work often parodied popular song forms, notably in "The Elements", where he sets the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance."
(information from Wikipedia)
I have not had a chance to use this song but I have no trouble envisioning the children singing this song and learning the chemical elements!