Little Twelvetoes

アーティストBob Dorough
作詞Bob Dorough
作曲Bob Dorough
Now if man had been born with six fingers on each hand
He'd also have twelve toes or so the theory goes
Weil, with twelve digits, I mean fingers
He probably would nave invented two more digits
When he invented his number system
Then, if he saved the zero for the end
He could count and multiply by twelve
Just as easily as you and I do by ten

Now if man had been born with six fingers on each hand
He'd probably count: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, dek, el, doh
"Dek" and "el" being two entirely new signs meaning ten
and eleven
Single digits!
And his twelve, "doh", would be written 1-0
Get it?
That'd be swelled, for multiplying by twelve

Hey Little Twelvetoes, I hope you're well
Must be some far-flung planet where you dwell
If we were together, you could be my cousin
Down here we call it a dozen
Hey Little Twelvetoes, please come back home

Now if man had been bom with six fingers on each hand
"Hisxmidren would have them too
And when they played hide-and-go-seek they'd count by
sixes fast
And when they studied piano, they'd do their six-finger
And when they went to school, they'd learn the golden rule
And how to multiply by twelve easy: just put down a zero
But me, I have to learn it the hard way

Let me see now:
One times twelve is twelve, two times twelve is 24
Three times twelve is 36, four times twelve is 48
Five times twelve is 60, six times twelve is 72
Seven times twelve is 84, eight times twelve is 96
Nine times twelve is 108, ten times twelve is 120
Eleven times twelve is 132, and twelve times twelve is 144

Hey Litde Twelvetoes, I hope you're thriving
Some of us ten-toed folks are still surviving
If you help me with my twelves, I'll help you with your tens
And we could all be friends
Litde Twelvetoes, please come back home


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