Wm. Pollock's Pianobook

The Universe Song

Eric Idle

Verse 1:

[G7]Just re-
[C]member that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
    revolving at nine-hundred miles an [G7]hour
And orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
  a sun that is the source of all our [C]power.
Now the sun and you and me, and all the stars that we can see
Are [A7]moving a million miles a [F]day
In an [F7]outer spiral arm at forty [C]thousand miles an hour
  of the [G7]galaxy we call the Milky [C]Way.

Verse 2:

[C]Our galaxy itself contains a hundred million stars,
  it's a hundred thousand light-years side to [G7]side,
it bulges in the middle, sixty thousand light-years thick,
  but out by us it's just three thousand light-years [C]wide.
We're thiry thousand light-years from galactic central point
We go [A7]'round every two hundred million [F]years,
and our [F7]galaxy itself is one of [C]millions of billions in this
  A[G7]mazing and Expanding Uni[C]verse!

Verse 3:

[C]The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
  in all of the directions it can [G7]whiz,
as fast as it can go, the speed of light, y'know,
  twelve million miles a minute, and that's the [C]fastest speed there is,
So remember when you're feeling very small and insecure
How a[A7]mazingly unlikely is your [F]birth,
And [F7]pray that there's intelligent life [C]somewhere up in space,
  'Cause there's [G7]bugger-all down here on [C]Earth.