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Name the singer/songwriter of the following lyrics:

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There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
And gold and protactinium and indium and gallium, (gasp)
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium,
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium,
And strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium,
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium,
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium,
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium.
And lead, praseodymium and platinum, plutonium,
Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium,
And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium, (gasp)
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.
There's sulfur, californium and fermium, berkelium,
And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium,
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and rhodium,
And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin and sodium.
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Hahvard,
And there may be many others but they haven't been discahvered.

posted Oct 17, 2016 by George Davros

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This long list :o
Long but complete.  A truncated version would be an insult to the periodic table.  And you don't want to upset the elements.  They can be very caustic when irritated.
I really don't have any idea about that a period table could be lyrics.
It's actually a popular song amongst physicists and chemists.  It was sung by Sheldon Cooper on the American sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory".

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This is the song lyrics of The Elements sung by Tom Lehrer written in 1959.

You can recites the names of all the chemical elements which has up to number 102 nobelium.

See this animated video

Why didn't I know before passing my chemistry examination.
I could have got good grace before watching this video. Now I regret.

answer Oct 18, 2016 by Atindra Kumar Nath
or the Sheldon Cooper version:
This is hilarious
So funny thanks for the video
+2 votes

The peiodic table of the chemical elements was written by MENDELEYEV

answer Oct 20, 2016 by anonymous
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