"A Liter and a Gram"
Words by Tom Lehrer

copyright (c) 1951
Tune: "A Bushel and a Peck” from Guys and Dolls, by Frank Loesser (1950)
Original lyrics

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I love you, a liter and a gram
A liter and a gram, and it's crazy that I am,
A meter and a yard, and a Newton and a Watt,
A Newton and a Watt, and I wanna know a lot about you,
about you.

Chorus: A meter and a liter
Nothin' could be sweeter

'Cause I love you, a liter and a gram
It's crazy that I am for you.

I love you, a poundal and a dyne
A poundal and a dyne, and I wanna make you mine;
A foot-pound and an erg and a Joule and a cal'rie,
A Joule and a cal'rie, and I wanna spend my sal'ry
on you, on you.

Chorus: Centigrades and Fahrenheits
You lift me up to darin' heights

'Cause I love you, a poundal and a dyne
And I wanna make you mine, I do.


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These lyrics were published in Physics Today, July 2005, p. 58.

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