Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Family of the Sun

When my grandmother passed away in 2008, my mom inherited many things.  Some of that trickled down to me.  This paper was found in a pile of all sorts of interesting papers.  I couldn't let this get lost to time:  (typed as I found it written)

Chorus: The family of the sun
the family of the sun
Here are nine planets in
the family of the sun

1. Mercury is hot
and Mercury is small
Mercury has no atmosphere
It's just a rocky ball

Chorus

2. Venus has thick clouds
That hide what is below
The air is foul, the ground is hot
It rotates very slow

Chorus

3. We love the Earth our home,
It's oceans and it's trees
We eat it's food, we breathe it's air,
So "no pollution", please.

Chorus

4. Mars is very red
It's also growing cold
Someday you might visit Mars
if you are really bold

Chorus

5. Great Jupiter is big
We've studied it a lot
We found that it has fourteen moons
and a big red spot

Chorus

6. Saturn has great rings
We wondered what they were
Now we know they're ice rocks
Which we saw as a blur

Chorus

7. Uranus and Neptune
We don't know much about
Maybe you will study them
and then we'll all find out

Chorus

8. Pluto's last in line
It's farthest from the sun
It's small and cold and icy too,
to land there won't be fun.

Chorus

Tune: The Farmer in the Dell

From: "Exploring The Planets" exhibit,
Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

(I wish there were a date printed on the page, but it is clearly typed up on a typewriter, and the paper is all yellowed.)

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