song: just gravity's tug

JUST GRAVITY’S TUG

(It Was Just One Of Those Things)

It was just gra/vi/ty’s tug//Ac/tual/ly, not ev/en a hug

A bend in the beam //Of star/light a/bove

Just gra/vi/ty’s tug


So small, like an inch//At four miles a/way, not a cinch

Ce/le/brity came, to Al from that sight

Pub/li/ci/ty, fam/ous/ly right.


I’m Sir Ar/thur Ed/ding/ton

Un/der/stood rel/a/tiv/i/ty then

It was such fun//It was just one of those things.

celebrity fatigue

“EINSTEIN’S LAMENT”*

Einstein complains of “Celebrity Fatigue”.

1

Wher/ev/er I go, and wher/ev/er I stay//

There’s al/ways a pic/ture of me on dis/play//

On top of the desk, or out in the hall//

Tied round my neck, or hung on the wall//

2

Some/times, sur/round/ed by all this good cheer//

I’m puzz/led by some of the things that I hear//

And won/der, my mind for a mo/ment, not hazy//

If I, and not they, could really be cra/zy.

* English translation of doggerel he wrote in German, 1927.

SONG: WHY DO YOU FALL DOWN?

   

“WHY DO YOU FALL DOWN?”*

1

Why do you fall down?

In/stead of falling up?

Ar/is/tot/le says, you want to go home

New/ton says it’s grav/i/ta/tion

Ein/stein says it’s curv/ing space-time

2

Dar/win thinks a lot

About this ques/tion too

Ev/o/lu/tion is

His an/swer, so true:

“Those who fall up, up, up high”

Do not re/pro/ducethat’s why.”


*(“Why Do I Love You?” Kern & Hammerstein)

   



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