Sung to the tune of “A Few of My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music”*
Raindrops on bosons and atoms unwritten
Bright copper metals, an entangled mitten
Brown paper theories tied up with M strings
These are a view of our physical things.
Lab coated cronies all using their noodles
Corbels and martels and equations with doodles
Wild guesses that fly with just time on their wings
These are a few of our science-y things.
Gels in glass test tubes with blue enzyme sashes
Physicsflakes apps on iPhones and eyeglasses
Silver whitepapers above questionings
These are the glue of e-lab-orate things.
When the push pulls, when the tool stings
When we’re raving mad
We simply remember some sacred things
And then we go back to CAD**.
Songwriters: Oscar Hammerstein Lil Richard Rodgers for “The Sound of Music”
*With apologies to Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rogers…and the von Trapp Family. And, thanks to Ethan Siegel for his blog on Medium “Starts With A Bang.”