The Fields They are a-Changin' (Tune: "The
Times They are a-Changin' ", by Bob Dylan)
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Hint: This is about a van de Graf generator
Come gather round charges wherever you roam
And admit that the e-fields around you have grown
And accept it that soon youll be wrenched from the dome.
If your voltage to you is worth savin
Then you better start runnin or youll be sent off to roam
Oh the charge, it is a movin.
Come professors and students who prophesize with your pens
And keep your eyes wide, the chance wont come again
And dont blink too soon, for the belts still in spin
And theres no tellin when itll discharge.
The density now will later be thin
Oh the dome it is a chargin.
Come researchers, scientists, please heed the call
Dont stand in the doorway, lightll ruin it all
For he who gets shocked will be he who has stalled
Theres a battle in there and it is ragin.
Itll mess up your hair, itll polarize us all
Oh the fields they are a-formin.
Come deans and advisors, please lend us a hand
Now dont criticize what you cant understand
Dielectric breakdown is beyond your command
And our old machines rapidly agin
Please buy us a new one thatll light up the land
Oh the charge it is a flyin.
The charge it has jumped, the spark, it was fast
The air around it lit up with a flash
As the ions formed, creating a path
The crona, it rapidly faded.
And that was the first spark, let it not be the last!
Oh the fields they are a - changin.
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