Edison

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jon miller
music and lyrics by jon miller

Lyrics

Archimedes and his principle of buoyancy.

Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of astronomy.

Galileo’s scientific method and refined telescope.

Johannes Kepler’s solar system theory, though he was sick and broke.

 

Isaac Newton; gravitation, laws of motion, F = ma.

Ben Franklin’s stove and bifocals, lightning and electricity.

Henry Cavendish and H20; Joseph Bramah’s lock and W.C.

Eli Whitney’s cotton gin found ways to wealth with that commodity.

 

Parents of invention, patents I can mention.

Part I play as I play my day.

Foraminous process out or in.

And your famous like Edison.

 

Thomas Johann Seebeck thought thermoelectricity.

Louis-Jacques Daguerre made practical photography.

Experimental scientist of great; that’s Mr. Michael Faraday.

Found the fundamental laws for magnetism and electricity.

 

Charlie Babbage designed the first digital computer.

Cyrus Hall McCormick; agriculture’s reaper.

Louis Braille’s system; reading and writing for the blind.

Charles Robert Darwin; evolution of all kind.

 

Parents of invention, patents I can mention.

Part I play as I play my day.

Foraminous process out or in.

And your famous like Edison.

 

Dmitry Mendeleyev’s periodic table; backbone of chemistry

Alexander Bell’s telephone well, communication possibilities.

Mendel’s genetics, dominant, recessive; we now know heredity

Louie Pasteur’s process, curing rabies losses; Mister microbiology.

 

Nikola Tesla’s alternating current; induction motor and Tesla coils

Orville and Wilbur’s Kitty Hawk flight; persistence paid off for the Wright’s toils

Marie Curie’s discoveries; dawned the age of atomic power

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity showed our mind’s power

 

Parents of invention, patents I can mention.

Part I play as I play my day.

Foraminous process out or in.

And your famous like Edison.