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tour the states
renald francoeur
Chorus:
I want to take a little trip somewhere—yeah
Places I’ve never been—yeah
Going on tour without a care
I want to take a little trip somewhere—yeah
Places I’ve never been—yeah
Going on tour, tour, tour, tour
First, I’m gonna see Nashville, Tennessee
Then Madison, Wisconsin, is where I gotta be—yeah
Then I’ll take a plane
Well actually, I’m afraid to fly, so I think I’ll take the train
Let’s go!
Going to Trenton, New Jersey; Frankfurt, Kentucky
Maybe take a trip to Jackson, Mississippi
Let’s see what they can show me in Jefferson City, Missouri
Santa Fe, New Mexico; Denver, Colorado
Boise, Idaho, I love it every time that I go
In 1492, he sailed the ocean blue, but next week I’ll see Columbus in Ohio
Grab a little sunshine in Tallahassee, Florida
Take a bite of a peach in Atlanta, Georgia
I’ve never been to Carson City, in Nevada, or Lincoln, Nebraska
You can catch me in Phoenix, Arizona, or Sacramento, California—yeah
St. Paul, Minnesota, maybe Juneau, Alaska—yeah
Boston, Massachusetts; Concord, New Hampshire
Going to Vermont for Montpelier
Montgomery, Alabama, then Washington D.C. to see the nation’s capital
Aloha to Honolulu, Hawaii
Des Moines, Iowa, so peaceful to me
Going to Springfield, Illinois, to build a little house on a prairie
In Little Rock, Arkansas, I love what I saw
Going back to Dover, Delaware, ‘cause I want more
Indianapolis, Indiana, and Hartford, Connecticut, need an encore
Smelling pine trees in Augusta, Maine
I like Topeka, Kansas, I’m glad that I came
But I’ve never been to Salt Lake City, in Utah, or Richmond, Virginia
Going to see Bismarck, North Dakota, and Charleston, West Virginia—yeah
Annapolis, Maryland, maybe Lansing, Michigan—yeah
Helena, Montana; Columbia, South Carolina, got to go to Pierre, South Dakota
Yeah—follow if you wanna
I’ll be eating a banana in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Schedule that on my planner
Friends say I gotta come sooner to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, so I guess I’m gonna
But first I’m going to Cheyenne, Wyoming, then party in Raleigh, North Carolina
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, can’t think of a rhyme for Pennsylvania, so I’m skipping
to Salem, Oregon
Then Austin, Texas, and then maybe Albany, New York, for breakfast
Providence, Rhode Island, was a blast and Olympia, Washington, was just the
best-est
Chorus x 4
Chorus
you and your systems
you got a rig ht
jet powered skeletons
the ivorys
I like the way you move
Forty percent of your total weight, girl
Is musculature
I know that I shouldn’t talk about your weight, girl
Those six hundred thirty muscles inside of you
Dance when your muscular system is in the groove
I like the way you relax
You’ve got a balanced nervous system
Your brain and spinal cord
Send impulses to all your senses
When you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel
Means your neurons told your three pound brain the deal
It’s you and your systems
If they weren’t around, I know I’d miss them
It’s you and your systems
If they weren’t around, I know I’d miss them
I like the way you taste
All of my TV dinners
Those nine thousand taste buds cover
The throat and the roof of your mouth
They’re on your strongest muscle, your tongue
They tell your gustatory system which foods you love
I like the way you stand
A quarter of the bones in your body
Are where you land
In those feet of yours, Miss Prancing Polly
I like the way your feet sashay
They’re in your skeletal system and it’s moving my way
It’s you and your systems
If they weren’t around, I know I’d miss them
It’s you and your systems
If they weren’t around, I know I’d miss them
Your reproductive system
Makes me feel like this
(Instrumental)
I like your heart
Sends your blood sixty thousand miles
Through veins and art‘Teries and all of those capillaries
I think, baby, you’ve got a crush...
’cause your circulatory system is making you blush
It’s you and your systems
If they weren’t around, I know I’d miss them
It’s you and your systems
If they weren’t around, I know I’d miss them
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Yeah! Got the bill of rights...the first and second amendments go a little like this...
You got a right to freedom of speech, to worship religions, and sign a petition
You got a right, a right to bear arms, as long as, you don’t do your brothers no harm
The Third amendment is one you should know, don’t need to house soldiers in your
home
The Fourth amendment is one you should read, can’t search your house or have
your property seized by the law
Number 5 and Number 6 go a little like this...
You got a right to due process, can’t be tried twice for the same offense
You got a right to a trial that’s fair, you can call in a lawyer or a witness who was
there
The Seventh amendment is one you should see, you got a right to a trial by jury
The Eighth amendment is one you should know, excessive bail or punishment can
not be imposed
Yeah, the Ninth amendment protects all rights outlined in the Constitution
And the Tenth amendment gives all other powers to the states and the people...
Yeah, that’s right
You’ve got the bill of rights down
Now let’s take care of the amendments
The Eleventh amendment prevents lawsuits against the states; Twelve shows how
elections are held
Thirteen stopped slavery and Fourteen ensures civil rights are upheld
Fifteen gave every race the vote, and Sixteen made income tax, you know
Seventeen established senate elections, and Eighteen prohibited alcohol
consumption
Nineteen established Women’s Suffrage, and Twenty outlined the terms of office
Twenty-One repealed prohibition; Twenty-Two established rules for the President’s
term
Twenty-Three gave D.C. the vote; Twenty-Four abolished taxes at polls
Twenty-Five keeps the office alive, tells us who succeeds when the President dies
Twenty-Six gives kids who are eighteen the right to vote, don’t you know that
Twenty-Seven gives congressmen the right to choose their wage
arenaldlittle
chemistry
francoeur
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
Let’s talk about noble gases
Don’t mean the ones our body
passes
I mean, He for Helium
Also, Ne for Neon
Rn is Radon
Ar is Argon
Kr stands for Krypton
Isn’t that where Superman came
from?
F stands for Fluorine
Cl for Chlorine
Br is Bromine
At is Astatine
I is for Iodine
Now I need another line, to fit right
here
Oh well, forget it, nevermind
O is for Oxygen—yeah
N is for Nitrogen—yeah
C is for Carbon—yeah
B is for Boron
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
Al is Aluminum
Ga is Gallium
In is Indium
Tl is Thallium
Si is Silicon
Ge stands for Germanium
Pb that’s for lead
Fl is Flerovium
Sn that’s for Tin
Want to get crazy? Let’s begin!
Au is Gold
That’s something that we all want
to win
Pt is Platinum
I’d love to have some
I’ll settle for a glass of milk
Ca gives us Calcium
H is for Hydrogen—yeah
Li is Lithium—yeah
K is Potassium—yeah
Na is Sodium
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
Ti that’s Titanium
Cr, Chromium
When my stomach hurts, I need milk
of magnesia
Two thumbs up for Mg, Magnesium
Rb, Rubidium (what’s that?)
An alkaline metal (is that a fact?)
Another metal that I think is cool
Is one I learned about back in school
It’s used in fireworks and flares
Lighting up the sky everywhere
I’m talking about Sr, Strontium
That’s enough of that, let’s move on
My favorite place to get this next
metal is steak
I’m referring to Fe for Iron
Zn for Zinc put that on my plate
I’m not going to be able to see you
for supper
But Cu does stand for Copper
Ni is Nickel
Ag for Silver
If you know that say it louder
Hg is for Mercury
Not the planet, the transition metal
you see
All this was a little dose
A little, tiny bit of chemistry
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
I’ve got the feeling you and me
We got a little chemistry
Can we talk about it?
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every state has a nickname
jet powered skeletons
There are three different types of
state nicknames
And every state has its own
Some nicknames are resources, flora
and fauna, and historical
We’re going to list them all, and tell
you a few of our special favorites
California, Golden
Florida, Sunshine
Michigan’s got the Great Lakes
Nevada’s got the silver
New Hampshire, Granite
New Mexico, Enchantment
Vermont’s got the mountains
Idaho is called the gem state
Are they dripping with jewels like
Flavor Flav?
Well, there’s a vast array of minerals
in the land
They’ve nearly every gemstone
known to man
If there’s so many gems why Idaho?
It sounds like a French word for
potato
No, Idaho itself translates to gem
It comes from Shoshone Indians
Louisiana ‘s called the pelican state
You mean that pelican birds are
running the place?
No, they could see that the pelican
had appeal, so they put it on the
state flag and seal
European settlers’ hearts were won
by how the pelican nurtured and
cared for its young
Even way back in the 17th century?
Although the land was then owned
by France you see
Chorus:
Every state has a nickname
Which tells about the state
When you’re riding in a car, near or
far
You can see them on the license
plate
Chorus
What about the other resource
states?
Let’s name all the states and their
nicknames:
Montana, Big Sky
Illinois, Prairie
Massachusetts, Bay
Arizona, Grand Canyon
Arkansas, Natural
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Some states are named for flora &
fauna
Let’s list them if you wanna:
Georgia, Peach and the
Maine Pine Tree
Mississippi, Magnolia
Kansas, Sunflower
Kentucky, Bluegrass
Minnesota’s the Gopher
North Dakota, Flickertails
Washington, Evergreens
Oregon, Beavers
Ohio, Buckeyes
South Carolina, Palmettos
South Dakota, Coyotes
Wisconsin, Badgers and
Utah, Beehives
Alaska was called the Last Frontier
Are the locals green with pointy
ears?
Is Alaska in outer space?
Do we need a space ship to get to
that place? (Oh, no)
Alaska was called the Last Frontier
Because a lot fewer people were
living there
In 1867, Russia sold it to us
Oh, you’d have to go through
Canada to get there by bus
Every state has a nickname
Which tells you about the state
When you’re riding in a car near or
far
You can see them on the license
plate
Let’s list all the historical states:
(We can name them all. I just can’t
wait)
Hawaii, Aloha
Indiana, Hoosiers
Maryland, the Old Line State
Iowa, Hawkeyes
Alabama, Yellowhammer
Colorado, Centennial
Connecticut’s the Constitution
And Delaware’s the first
North Carolina, Tar Heels, baby
Missouri, Show Me
Nebraska, Cornhusker
New York, Empire
Oklahoma, Sooners
Pennsylvania, Keystone
Rhode Island, Little Rhody
Texas, Lone Star
Virginia, Old Dominion
Tennessee, Volunteer
Chorus x 2
a slice of pi
renald francoeur
Anybody out there in the mood for some Pi?
Gonna give it to you, if you’re in the mood for some Pi
3.141592653589
And 79323846264338 (Uh-huh!)
327950288419
7169399375
1058209749
Gonna give it to you, if you’re in the mood for some Pi
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presidential
suite
mc juice
OK, kids, that’s it for today’s math lesson
Is there anything more upbeat you’d like
to learn about today?
Um
Yes, Katie
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
OK, well, George Washington was the
very first
The guy on the dollar in your wallet or
your purse
Two was John Adams
Three, Thomas Jefferson
Tommy was a genius - nobody could
mess with him
Four, James Madison
Five, James Monroe
I know two James in a row - I’m not done
though
John Quincy Adams is the sixth
At seventh, Andrew Jackson - in the mix
At eight, Martin Van Buren
Then we, we move right on to Mr. Henry,
Harrison,
He’s at number nine coming in, John
Tyler’s on the list - he’s at number ten
Number eleven, James Polk
Why fix it, if it ain’t broke?
Zachary Taylor coming in at number
twelve
I got a story that I’ve come to tell
If you know your history, you can chill
more
Number thirteen, Millard Fillmore
And you might be blue with Sasha Fierce
If you forget number fourteen is Franklin
Pierce
Holla
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Sure, time for a new term, new man in
At number fifteen, James Buchanan
Number sixteen, Abe Lincoln
He helped alleviate a lot of slave thinkin’
Seventeen, Andrew Johnson, yo
Keep it movin‘ - can’t nobody stop the
show
Eighteen, Ulysses S. Grant was there
Nineteen has Rutherford Hayes and yea
James Garfield checks in at twenty
Chester Arthur’s not known by many
But he’s the twenty-first president, y’all
Can you see how the words just fall?
Grover Cleveland is twenty-two
OK, tell the truth, was that something you
knew?
Twenty-three, Benjamin Harrison wins
Twenty-four, Grover Cleveland again
Twenty-five, William McKinley
Twenty-six, Teddy Roosevelt
Twenty-seven, William Taft
Then, twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson’s
got the presidential belt on
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Last verse, last plate on the menu
Warren G. Harding twenty-nine continue
Number thirty, Calvin Coolidge
Number thirty-one, Mr. Herbert Hoover
Oh, I know it didn’t rhyme, but I’m still a
star
Number thirty-two, FDR
Franklin D. Roosevelt, unique human
At thirty-three, very fresh Harry S. Truman
Thirty-four, Dwight Eisenhower
With that name, it’s hard to disguise ya
power
Number thirty-five, always etched in our
memory
The one and only, beloved John Kennedy
Thirty-six, Lyndon Johnson
Listen
Thirty-seven, that’s Richard Nixon
Thirty-eight and thirty-nine are the order
Gerald Ford, Mr. Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan comes in at four-zero
George Bush right next to him, the war
hero
At number forty-one,
We are almost done, a couple more to
come
Bill Clinton is next, forty-two
Probably known by a little more of you
Forty-three, George W. Bush
The son of the older Bush, making a push
At forty-four, you got Mr. Barack
The first African American to sit on the
top
Look, at forty-four, you got Mr. Barack
The first African American to sit on the
top
That’s the presidents
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents?
Can you give us them in order?
Teacher, can we learn about the
presidents..
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8we will hammer your grammar
full of glamour
jet powered skeleton
An interjection cries out! WOW!
With exclamation marks
These rules are called grammar
(WOW!)
Because English can be
Very confusing
We’re gonna drop this knowledge,
baby
A noun is a person, a place, or a thing
Like Madonna or Reno or an onion
ring
A verb is action that you’re doing
Like sneezing or eating or
contemplating
A homophone would be... (would be)
I see the sea
Spelled differently (see and sea)
Meaning different things...
To make a sentence that is smart
Constructing them is art
A conjunction connects all the parts
Words like: and, but, or
Nor, so, yet, or for
Go between words like connectors
An adverb tells you how things are
done
Like quickly or you are doing very well,
hon
A pronoun takes the place of your
words, son
Like Laura is she and we are one
Affect with an a… (an a)
Is an action you say
Effect with an e (an e)
Is a result you see
In the English language, we need
grammar
A noun that rhymes? How about
glamour?
A verb for your sentence might be
hammer
We will hammer your grammar full of
glamour x3
amp up my preamble
the ivorys
We the people in order to form a more perfect union
Establish justice and insure domestic tranquility
Provide for the common defense
Promote the general welfare
Secure the blessings of Liberty
To ourselves and our posterity
Do ordain and establish this constitution
For the United States of America
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work of art
justin dubay
We all love works of art
So where do I start?
How ‘bout A Sunday Afternoon with
Georges Seurat
Mona Lisa was a babe
That Da Vinci loved to paint
A cafe by Edward Hopper in Nighthawks
The Persistence Of Memory
By Salvador Dali
Jackson Pollock had his best with No. 5
Van Gogh was pretty weird
His Self Portrait Without Beard
Is a classic
Just like A Starry Night
Sistine Chapel fresco
The Kiss, 1908
By Gustav Klimt
All are famous paintings
By masters of the craft through time
Works of art in a museum
We should all just go and see ‘em
They’re a part of history
Sometimes they can be a mystery
Works of art in a museum
We should all just go and see ‘em
They’re a part of history
Sometimes they can be a mystery
Back in 1893
Edvard Munch painted The Scream
Whistler’s Mother rocked that chair for
her son
Picasso’s Three Musicians
Would look good in my old kitchen
And in my bathroom,
False Start by Jasper Johns
The Birth Of Venus
Botticelli was a genius
Andy Warhol
Had a print of Marilyn
Works by Michelangelo
All are famous paintings
By masters of the craft through time
Works of art in a museum
We should all just go and see ‘em
They’re a part of history
Sometimes they can be a mystery
C.M. Coolidge was a joker
Painted Dogs Playing Poker
The list goes on and on
I hope you know
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the
evolution of science
renald francoeur
I think we should take a little look through time
We’ll see what we can find
Gonna blow your mind
In 1543, Nicholas Copernicus said this
While he lay on his death bed, he said the planets revolve around the sun
He left the Copernicum System
Isaac Newton, in 1664, discovered gravitational law
Gravity in all its splendor is the force that draws objects toward each other
Somebody with an electric personality is Michael Faraday—Mr. Electricity
His experiments, in 1821, led to the first generator
I think we should take a little look through time
We’ll see what we can find
I bet it’s gonna blow your mind
How about we take a little look through time?
See what we can find
Gonna blow your mind
Charles Darwin, in 1859, said organisms evolve slowly over time
And all of these changes allow, allow them to survive
Louis Pasteur, in the 1860s, discovered microorganisms bring diseases
He realized bacteria can be killed with heat and disinfectant, so wash your hands
Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity has nothing to do with your family tree (Nope)
It explains relationships between distance, speed, and time
That was in 1905
I think we should take a little look through time
We’ll see what we can find
I bet it’s gonna blow your mind
How about we take a little look through time?
See what we can find
Gonna blow your mind
In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic penicillin
He grew it in his lab using mold and fungi
Which made germs pack up and say bye bye
DNA makes up our genes
Blue denim is not what I mean
James Watson and Francis Crick found the double helix structure in 1953
I think we should take a little look through time
We’ll see what we can find
I bet it’s gonna blow your mind
How about we take a little look through time?
See what we can find
Gonna blow your mind
I think we should take a little look through time
We’ll see what we can find
I bet it’s gonna blow your mind
How about we take a little look through time?
See what we can find
Gonna blow your mind
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merci
for chimpanzee
jet powered skeletons
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Merci, merci
Merci, merci
For planting a tree in my yard
Merci, merci
For giving me a chimpanzee for the tree in my yard
Merci means “thank you” in French
Merci for the chimpanzee
Merci means “thank you” in French
Merci for the chimpanzee
Au revoir to banana
Bad chim-pan-zee threw banana at my granny
Au revoir to banana
She opened wide and now the ba-na-na is digesting in my granny
Au Revoir means goodbye in French
Au revoir to the banan’ in my gran’
Au Revoir means goodbye in French
Au revoir to the banan’ in my gran’
Guitar! Merci, Au Revoir!
This is the chimpanzee
Speaking different languages is fun to me
Leaving Hawaii, I say Aloha, guys! Mahalo for all of the good times!
Kahle is “goodbye” in Zulu, and ngiyabonga means “thank you”
In Farsi, “goodbye” is khoda hafez, and “thank you” is merci for kindnesses
When Spanish speakers leave, they say adios and gracias to their friendly host
The Japanese say sayonara on the go, and “thank you” is domo arigato
“Bye” in chimpanzee is OOH-OOH-OOH, and “thank you” is AAH-AAH-AAH
In Portuguese, “goodbye” is adeus, and “thank you” is muito obrigado
Danke schön, danke schön
Danke schön, danke schön
Danke schön, danke schön
For buying me a submarine
Danke schön, danke schön Although you might think it sounds insane,
Danke Schön means “thank you” in German
Thank you very much in fact!
Danke schön, danke schön, danke schön!
Auf wiedersehen
My chimpanzee loves to go water ski’in
Auf wiedersehen
My chimpanzee loves snorkelin’ with me in the sunny Caribbean
Auf Wiedersehen means “goodbye” in German
Come and see us in the Caribbean
Auf Wiedersehen means “goodbye” in German
Come and see us in the sunny Caribbean!
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