Casaubon's Book

The Bilateral Symmetry Song

This is being sung in my household by a parade of boys carrying Baby Z. around and singing to him.  I offer it to you, well, because I find it awfully amusing.  Perhaps you can guess what’s on the homeschool agenda here at the farm lately.  It is mostly the work of the boys, with occasional suggestions from Mom and Dad.

(To the tune of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”)

You have bilateral symmetry/You have bilateral symmetry/You have bilateral symmetry/Two arms, two eyes, one spine.

You don’t have radial symmetry/You don’t have radial symmetry/You don’t have radial symmetry/You are not a cephalopod.

You have bilateral symmetry/You have bilateral symmetry/You have bilateral symmetry/Food goes in the central hole.

You have a fearful symmetry/You have a fearful symmetry/You have a fearful symmetry/And a Blakean howl.

Baby, baby burning bright/Baby, baby, burning bright/Baby, baby burning bright/Tygers and lambs are bilateral too.

Comments

  1. #1 aimee
    January 18, 2013

    it’s absurd how happy this makes me. But even so, probably not as happy as it makes you.

  2. #2 Emily
    http://eatclosetohome.wordpress.com/
    January 19, 2013

    I sang this to my husband, who then busted out with (to the tune of “Stars and Stripes Forever” – think “Three cheers for the red, white, and blue”)

    You can’t be a real giant squid
    ‘Cuz you’re not in the order Molluska!
    You don’t live in abyssal depths
    Where the sperm whale eat your arms!
    You might think that this kinda sucks…
    Well, IT DOES!

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  4. #4 Amanda
    January 21, 2013

    Basically OT, but I had been wondering if you still had the baby at your place. Or current foster baby boy is going to be headed to a relative’s soon (much to our shock & dismay as it looked like this one was going to be a keeper). Foster parenting, you never know…
    Hope you’re having a good winter:)

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