The Posthumous Triumph of Alfred Wegener (acoustic version)

by The Amoeba People

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In the year of 1910 there was a scientist
Whose name was Alfred Wegener
He noticed that the continents looked just like
Pieces of a broken puzzle

By 1915 he called it Continental Drift
It caused a rift
With his fellow scientists (who sang)

Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy man!
Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy little man!

They reminded him he had no proof
For how or why the continents could do this
And until you show just how or why
You merely have one interesting hypothesis

Until this evidence we see
You don't have a theory

Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy man!
Ha! Ha! Alfred Wegener!
You are a crazy little man!

In the year of 1930
On an expedition to Greenland
Wegener got caught in a blizzard
When they finally found him
It was much, oh much too late
And they buried him in an icy mausoleum

30 years after he died
A new idea came to light
Plate Tectonics, Plate Tectonics
It changed the way geologists saw the world
And brought Continental Drift back to life

Now everybody sings:

Yee haw! Alfred Wegener!
You are a brilliant man!
Yee haw! Alfred Wegener!
You are a brilliant, brilliant man!

Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener's theory!
Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener's theory!
Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener's theory!
Continental Drift!
Alfred Wegener's brilliant theory!

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released January 1, 2012
words and music by Ray Hedgpeth

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The Amoeba People Lakewood, California

The Amoeba People are musical ambassadors from the Planet Crouton, here to learn about our world, to unravel the wonders of its natural history, to study the life which inhabits it and to parse the mysteries of the human species by learning its dance moves. The band consists of Mr. Hedgpeth (captain), Mr. Jordan (navigator), and Mr. Mosley (engineer and technician). ... more

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