Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Auld Lang's Sine

POST #66
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "Auld Lang Syne", by Robert Burns, 1788.
Robert Burns
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January, 2015.

KEYWORDS: traditional, math-and-science, multicultural

AULD LANG’S SINE

(to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne")


A clever Scot, Auld Simon Lang
Rests in a box o’ pine;
His contributions near-forgot -
‘E invented Auld Lang’s Sine.

Dreamed up the trig’s big Sine, and its
Gude cos’n bright an’ fine;
[One minus (Lang’s-Sine)squared], my dear,
Its square-root – Auld Lang’s Cosine.

And though his mind did grow less clear,   
His concept’s been refined –
One o’er t’other – Tangent, dear
Derived frae Auld Lang’s Sine.

And at the end, his sight grown dim
Ideas still implant –
Turned on its head, Auld Lang’s Cosine,
We know as Auld Lang’s Secant.

His final word, “Cotangent”,
Then his soul was carried up;
So kindly pass the pi, my dear,
And to Lang we’ll drink a cup.

For Simon's radiant angles,
Bright his ratios still shine!
O' Trig we'd all be mindless were
It nae for Auld Lang's Sine.  


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Performing Notes

A [C]clever [Am] Scot, Auld [Dm] Simon [G7] Lang
Rests [C] in a [C7] box o’ [F] pine;
His [C] contri[Am]butions [Dm] near-for[G#dim7]got -
‘E in[Am]vented [Dm] Auld [G7] Lang’s [C] Sine.







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