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Chords in this song

Bb7 chordC chordCm chordD# chordD7 chordF chordAb7 chordG chordG7 chordGm chord

notes

These are the chords in the key of the original by Tom Lehrer. Feel free to transpose them of course. The original is also played very quickly.

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Intro: 
    CC chord CC chord G7G7 chord G7G7 chord
    CC chord CC chord G7G7 chord G7G7 chord 
 
          CC chord
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
       G7G7 chord
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
      CC chord
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
     GG chord         D7D7 chord        GG chord
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
   G7G7 chord                   CmCm chord
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,
        Bb7Bb7 chord                      EbEb chord
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
     GmGm chord                         CmCm chord
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium,
      Ab7Ab7 chord                     G7G7 chord
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
           CC chord
There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium,
      G7G7 chord
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium,
      CC chord              G7G7 chord          CC chord          G7G7 chord
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
       CC chord                 FF chord         G7G7 chord           CC chord
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
 
 
"I hope you're all taking notes, because there's going to be a short quiz next period."
 
 
           CC chord 
There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium,
        G7G7 chord
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium,
        CC chord
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium,
     GG chord            D7D7 chord           GG chord
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium.
     GmGm chord                        CmCm chord
And lead, praseodymium, and platinum, plutonium,
   Bb7Bb7 chord                      EbEb chord
Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium,
       GmGm chord                    CmCm chord
And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium,
      Ab7Ab7 chord                      G7G7 chord
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.
 
 
          CC chord                
There's sulfur, californium, and fermium, berkelium,
     G7G7 chord
And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium,
     CC chord               G7G7 chord            CC chord                G7G7 chord
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc, and rhodium,
       CC chord                 FF chord               G7G7 chord                CC chord 
And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin, and sodium.
 
 
       CC chord                              G7G7 chord
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
           CC chord             FF chord               CC chord      G7G7 chord      CC chord
And there may be many others, but they haven't been discovered.
 
Outro:
    CC chord G7G7 chord G7G7 chord CC chord FF chord
    G7G7 chord C
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.

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