# A Favorite Song

This is, quite seriously, and without a bit of condescension, one of my favorite songs of all time:

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 as a magic number.

It takes three legs to make a tri-pod
Or to make a table stand.
It takes three wheels to make a ve-hicle
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,
And 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.
Multiply backwards from three times ten:

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.

Now dig pattern once more:
Three! . . .3-6-9
Twelve! . . .12-15-18
Twenty-one!. . .21-24-27. . .30

Now multiply from 10 backwards:
Three time ten is (30 - Keep going), three times nine is (27),
Three times eight is (24), three times seven is (21) (goin' home...),
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...
What is it?!
Three!
Yeah, 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....

If you get what I love about this song, you should buy this DVD, and go out of your way to check out this way cool web site.

So there.

By the way: I'm 37 years old, and still when I want to recall how stuff works in Washington, I think of this song.

Go buy the DVD. It's way cool.

## Article tags

• ### 1 - Eric Olsen

Sep 01, 2003 at 5:59 pm

Dude, thought you were talking about the De La Soul song!

• ### 2 - TDavid

Sep 01, 2003 at 8:43 pm

So there?

Dean, is this a review, endorsement, or a promotional blurb? Kudos to those who "get it."

• ### 3 - Ryan

Sep 02, 2003 at 2:05 pm

And don't forget the "Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks" album.

Personal attacks are NOT allowed.

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