## Pi Day Songs

## Lose Yourself (In The Digits)

Look, if you had…one shot…one opportunity…

To recite the digits of the number pi… One moment…

Would you capture it… or just let it slip?

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, head is heavy

The numbers cloud his vision already, keep it steady

He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready

To re-cite, but it’s not quite off-settin’

That he’s froze now, and the whole crowd knows he vowed

To get it perfect, but the numbers won’t come out

He’s chokin’, how – everybody’s jokin’ now

Three point one five—woops—kablouw!

Snap back to reality, oh, it’s a malady

Oh, it’s so random, he choked

He can’t stand, but he won’t give up

That easy, no

He won’t have it, he knows – all his fans really hope

He can shatter the glob…

…al world record of Fo’…

…rty-two-thousand*, although

If-he-looks down at his notes, he knows that’s when it’s

Back to the learnin’ by rote

To feel rapture

He’d better capture those digits a little faster

You better lose yourself in the digits of pi, it’s a high

But you got a thousand more to go

The numbers do not stop

Or drop into pattern, no

And memorizin’ ‘em takes most of a lifetime

If I’m not mistaken, my memory’s wakin’

This number’s mine for the taking

Hear it ring, as I list all the, digits in order

And whole numbers are borin’, approximations just keep me snorin’,

Pi only grows longer to get more precise

A rounded-off fraction just won’t cut the ice

So twenty-two sevenths, you take my advice

If I catch you round here, you will

Pay the price, so give up this façade,

Ray-shee-os are oh so flawed

They close the door to those who like infinite

Strings of oh’s, 2s, 9s, 3’s, and 6’s, it

Shows the woes of-all-the schmoes who chose

To forgo Pi’s logic, and I

Don’t suppose those bozos applaud it

When I throw down the gauntlet, with a

“Three point one four”… I got it!

You better lose yourself in the digits of pi, it’s a high

But you got a thousand more to go

The numbers do not stop

Or drop into pattern, no

And memorizin’ ‘em takes most of a lifetime

Pi is 3.141592653589793238462643383279…

No more games, I’m-a bust right outta my cage, and

Get my Pi-recitin’ groove on, on this here stage

I was playin’ in the beginnin’, the mood all changed

I been broken up from soakin’ up this whole page

But I kept churnin’ and kept learnin’ to decipher

The rhythm of the number that makes me so hyper

All the pain and strife amplified by the

Fact that I can’t get back to my life, I’m

Whacked and I don’t exactly know why, I’m

Acting like I am attracted to Pi! So

Back to a kid jam-packed with random numbers

I think this whole process is makin’ me dumber

It still shakes me up, man, it makes me sentimental

That a number so essential is also transcendental

Caught up between bein’ in fashion and bein’ irrational

It’s passion flashin’ through my brain

Whenever I explain it

I just think pi is nice, Would you... like a slice?

I’ve gotten to the point, it’s like a vice, I’m not

Afraid of gettin' caught, but still it hurts a lot

Success is my only mathematic option, failure’s not

Pi, I love you, but these people got to know

A million tiny circles haunt my every thought

So here I go with my shot

Brain, fail me not,

This may be the only opportunity that I got!

You better lose yourself in the digits of pi, it’s a high

But you got a thousand more to go

The numbers do not stop

Or drop into pattern, no

And memorizin’ ‘em takes most of a lifetime

Pi is… 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459…yeeeah.

You can do anything you set your mind to, man. Even memorizin’ pi. I’m out.

To recite the digits of the number pi… One moment…

Would you capture it… or just let it slip?

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, head is heavy

The numbers cloud his vision already, keep it steady

He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready

To re-cite, but it’s not quite off-settin’

That he’s froze now, and the whole crowd knows he vowed

To get it perfect, but the numbers won’t come out

He’s chokin’, how – everybody’s jokin’ now

Three point one five—woops—kablouw!

Snap back to reality, oh, it’s a malady

Oh, it’s so random, he choked

He can’t stand, but he won’t give up

That easy, no

He won’t have it, he knows – all his fans really hope

He can shatter the glob…

…al world record of Fo’…

…rty-two-thousand*, although

If-he-looks down at his notes, he knows that’s when it’s

Back to the learnin’ by rote

To feel rapture

He’d better capture those digits a little faster

You better lose yourself in the digits of pi, it’s a high

But you got a thousand more to go

The numbers do not stop

Or drop into pattern, no

And memorizin’ ‘em takes most of a lifetime

If I’m not mistaken, my memory’s wakin’

This number’s mine for the taking

Hear it ring, as I list all the, digits in order

And whole numbers are borin’, approximations just keep me snorin’,

Pi only grows longer to get more precise

A rounded-off fraction just won’t cut the ice

So twenty-two sevenths, you take my advice

If I catch you round here, you will

Pay the price, so give up this façade,

Ray-shee-os are oh so flawed

They close the door to those who like infinite

Strings of oh’s, 2s, 9s, 3’s, and 6’s, it

Shows the woes of-all-the schmoes who chose

To forgo Pi’s logic, and I

Don’t suppose those bozos applaud it

When I throw down the gauntlet, with a

“Three point one four”… I got it!

You better lose yourself in the digits of pi, it’s a high

But you got a thousand more to go

The numbers do not stop

Or drop into pattern, no

And memorizin’ ‘em takes most of a lifetime

Pi is 3.141592653589793238462643383279…

No more games, I’m-a bust right outta my cage, and

Get my Pi-recitin’ groove on, on this here stage

I was playin’ in the beginnin’, the mood all changed

I been broken up from soakin’ up this whole page

But I kept churnin’ and kept learnin’ to decipher

The rhythm of the number that makes me so hyper

All the pain and strife amplified by the

Fact that I can’t get back to my life, I’m

Whacked and I don’t exactly know why, I’m

Acting like I am attracted to Pi! So

Back to a kid jam-packed with random numbers

I think this whole process is makin’ me dumber

It still shakes me up, man, it makes me sentimental

That a number so essential is also transcendental

Caught up between bein’ in fashion and bein’ irrational

It’s passion flashin’ through my brain

Whenever I explain it

I just think pi is nice, Would you... like a slice?

I’ve gotten to the point, it’s like a vice, I’m not

Afraid of gettin' caught, but still it hurts a lot

Success is my only mathematic option, failure’s not

Pi, I love you, but these people got to know

A million tiny circles haunt my every thought

So here I go with my shot

Brain, fail me not,

This may be the only opportunity that I got!

You better lose yourself in the digits of pi, it’s a high

But you got a thousand more to go

The numbers do not stop

Or drop into pattern, no

And memorizin’ ‘em takes most of a lifetime

Pi is… 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459…yeeeah.

You can do anything you set your mind to, man. Even memorizin’ pi. I’m out.

** We realize that the new world record (though not yet verified) is 100,000 digits. The song was written when the record was 42,815. We stayed with the original number, because frankly, it fits the rhyme better!*

"Lose Yourself (In The Digits)" lyrics are the property of TeachPi.org.## Ludolph The Mathematician

(to the tune of

We know Einstein and Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton

Lifelong devotions there ain’t no disputin’

But do you recall…

The most tireless one of them all?

Ludolph the Mathematician

Had a special thing for Pi

He made it his life’s mission

To help the number specify

All of his fellow teachers

Never understood his plan

To unlock the number’s magic

By calculating it by hand!

Then in 1599,

Ludolph set his goal...

I’ll find digit 35

With geometry as my guide!

Then how the math world loved him

All his hard work helped them see

Ludolph the Mathematician

You’ll go down in history!

*Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer*)We know Einstein and Euclid and Sir Isaac Newton

Lifelong devotions there ain’t no disputin’

But do you recall…

The most tireless one of them all?

Ludolph the Mathematician

Had a special thing for Pi

He made it his life’s mission

To help the number specify

All of his fellow teachers

Never understood his plan

To unlock the number’s magic

By calculating it by hand!

Then in 1599,

Ludolph set his goal...

I’ll find digit 35

With geometry as my guide!

Then how the math world loved him

All his hard work helped them see

Ludolph the Mathematician

You’ll go down in history!

## Oh, Number Pi

(to the tune of

1. Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You're truly transcendental.

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You're physical and mental.

You stretch the bounds...of all we know,

And tell our circles where to go

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Your digits are so gentle.

2. Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Why can't I learn you faster?

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You're really hard to master.

Just when I think...I've got you down

I flip a 6 and 5 around

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Numerical disaster!

3. Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Why are you so specific?

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Your digit growth's terrific.

Ten years ago, you had a Mill

And now you're at a couple Trill

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You stretch to the Pacific!

*O, Christmas Tree*)1. Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You're truly transcendental.

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You're physical and mental.

You stretch the bounds...of all we know,

And tell our circles where to go

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Your digits are so gentle.

2. Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Why can't I learn you faster?

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You're really hard to master.

Just when I think...I've got you down

I flip a 6 and 5 around

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Numerical disaster!

3. Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Why are you so specific?

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

Your digit growth's terrific.

Ten years ago, you had a Mill

And now you're at a couple Trill

Oh, number Pi, Oh, number Pi

You stretch to the Pacific!

## Pi Day Time

(to the tune of

Random digits,

Endless digits

Transcendental in style,

In the air there's a feeling of Pi Day.

Children laughing,

People graphing,

Worry-free for a while,

And in every math classroom you'll hear…

Three one four…

One five nine…

It's Pi Day Time at

Three one four…

One five nine…

Savor those numbers, today!

*Silver Bells*, starting at "City sidewalks…")Random digits,

Endless digits

Transcendental in style,

In the air there's a feeling of Pi Day.

Children laughing,

People graphing,

Worry-free for a while,

And in every math classroom you'll hear…

Three one four…

One five nine…

It's Pi Day Time at

__.__*(our school!)*Three one four…

One five nine…

Savor those numbers, today!

## Ring The Bells

(to the tune of

Basking in the glow

Of a Math Class holiday.

All we need to know

Is "Pi will lead the way!"

To circles we will sing,

The digits we'll recite

The ratio gives us everything

It's geometry's delight! Oh!

Ring the bells, Pi Day spells

Fun with 3 - 1 - 4!

It's the day to celebrate

That number we adore! Oh!

Ring the bells, Pi Day spells

Fun with 3 - 1 - 4!

First we take one slice of Pi

And then we ask for more!

*Jingle Bells*)Basking in the glow

Of a Math Class holiday.

All we need to know

Is "Pi will lead the way!"

To circles we will sing,

The digits we'll recite

The ratio gives us everything

It's geometry's delight! Oh!

Ring the bells, Pi Day spells

Fun with 3 - 1 - 4!

It's the day to celebrate

That number we adore! Oh!

Ring the bells, Pi Day spells

Fun with 3 - 1 - 4!

First we take one slice of Pi

And then we ask for more!

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