Three is a Magic Number


Three is a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity
You get three as a magic number
The past and the present and the future
Faith and hope and charity
The heart and the brain and the body
Give you three
That's a magic number

It takes three legs to make a tripod or to make a table stand
It takes three wheels to make a vehicle called a tricycle.
Every triangle has three corners
Every triangle has three sides
No more, no less
You don't have to guess
When it's three you can see it's a magic number

A man and a woman had a little baby
Yes, they did
They had three in the family
That's a magic number

3, 6, 9... 12, 15, 18... 21, 24, 27... 30
3, 6, 9... 12, 15, 18... 21, 24, 27... 30

Three time ten is...30
Three times nine is...27
Three times eight is...24
Three times seven is...21
Three times six is 18
Three times five is 15
Three times four is twelve
And three times three is nine and three times two is six
And three times one is three of course

That's a magic number

A man and a woman had a little baby
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family
That's a magic number
 

 


found on: Schoolhouse Rock!


words: Bob Dorough

last performed: February 17, 2002, Old Town School of Field Music, Chicago (Tweedy)

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