Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lucky Seven Sampsion

So, for Arithmancy, we had an option to do something with the number "7" - and this came to mind, immediately. As one of the children of a Certain Age quite Some Time Ago, I grew up humming Schoolhouse Rock tunes, and Lucky Seven Sampson was one of my favorites. So, I made a little L7S Bunny Nugget, and did a wee photo collage, just for fun:

He's even got the little 7 on the bottom of his right foot.

Now, if you happen to be young enough that you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a
Link to the Video
on YouTube, and here are the words:

Lyrics & Music by: Bob Dorough/Performed by: Bob Dorough

Now you can call me lucky,'cause Lucky's my name.
Singin'and dancin', that's my game.
I never did a whole day's work in my life,
Still everything seems to turn out right.
Like a grasshopper on a summer's day,
I just love to play
And pass the time away,
'Cause I was born 'neath a lucky star.
They said I'd go far.

Makin' people happy, that's my favorite game.
Lucky Seven is my natural name.
Slippin' and slidin' my whole life through,
Still I get everything done that I got to do,
'Cause I was born 'neath a lucky star.
School is where you are?
Aw, that's not hard.

Let me show you something.
You multiply 7 x 1,
I got 7 days to get that problem done.
Multiply 7 x 2,
Take 14 laughs When you're feeling blue.
Multiply 7 x 3,
A 21 -day vacation you can play with me.
Multiply 7 x 4,
You got 28 days (that's a one month more)
To pay the mortgage on your store.
Don't worry. Something will turn up!
Multiply 7 x 5,
I don't know how you did it, but man alive, that's 35.
Multiply 7 x 6,
Grab a stick and make a 42 clickety-clicks.
Multiply 7 x 7,
Take 49 steps right up to seventh heaven.
Multiply 7 x 8,
They got 56 flavors and I just can't wait.
Multiply 7 x 9,
63 musicians, all friends of mine.
Multiply 7 x 10,
And that brings you right back to 70 again.

You know, I think that's important.
There's a trick there somewhere.
Multiply 7 x 11,
Even a rabbit knows that's 70 plus 7.
Multiply 7 x 12,
You got 84, and isn't that swell.
I'm gonna try 7 x 13, just for fun,
70 plus 21.
7x 14 must be great.
Well, exactly, that's a 70 plus 28.
7 x 15, man alive
That's 70 plus 35 ... 105!
Man, this stuff is simple-no jive.
You got it, now I gotta fly.
Excuse me folks, I'm saying good-bye.
I sure do thank you for the huckleberry pie.
Take it home, boys.

Remember Lucky Seven Sampson that's my natural-born name,
If you should ask me again, I'd have to tell you the same.
You'll wake up tomorrow, you'll beglad that I came
'Cause you'll be singin' one of thesongs that I sang.
So keep a happy outlook and be good to your friends,
and maybe I'll pass this way again.

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