Argon

Argon

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If you've never heard a Celtic-style folk song about the element argon before, you have now. Number 18 in the ever increasing series of "metalfoot sings the periodic table" songs.

Mando, lightly crackling voice-- me

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argon

nearly one percent of the air you breathe
nearly one percent of the air you breathe
nearly one percent of the air you breathe
is the element argon

number 18 of the elements
number 18 of the elements
number 18 of the elements
is the element argon

inert in pretty much every way
readily refined from air
argon's used in welding and lightbulbs
and non-toxic, needs no special care

comes from decomposing potassium
comes from decomposing potassium
comes from decomposing potassium
that's the way to make argon

gives off a violet-lilac light
gives off a violet-lilac light
gives off a violet-lilac light
that's the colour of argon

inert in pretty much every way
readily refined from air
argon's used in welding and lightbulbs
and non-toxic, needs no special care

nearly one percent of the air you breathe
nearly one percent of the air you breathe
nearly one percent of the air you breathe
is the element argon



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Klaus's picture

Nicely rolling 6/8 time gives that folky feel and with mando you do have a Celtic sounding argon song. Good memorable melody and really good playing and singing. It's natural that your voice should crack a bit when you sing about such an emotional subject. I mean ar-gon, it gets me every time right here ( pounds his chest ).

This is one bonza song. Smile

kahlo2013's picture

Seriously how many more Celtic mandolin songs about Argon do we really need?; ) ? This is really fantastic! The melody lilts beautifully and your vocals are superb! I will never again forget that argon is element 18 and a breakdown byproduct of potassium. Oddly I only remembered the color from high school chemistry. This is great! You will have an awesome album of the periodic table that teachers and learners will love!

mike skliar's picture

I love it! great melody, and right at that top of your range is perfect for this celtic-flavored song...

cts's picture

And now I am officially in the know! Fun fact of sorts (or maybe not) when I was in the 7th grade, I created a comic book about a team of super heroes based off of the elemental chart. My favorite character was Radon. All of them would call out the their number and they would transform into that hero from their civilian identities.

billwhite51's picture

i really like the way you sing in this higher register. these science songs are my only source of elemental information, and you make the lessons go down in such an entertaining way

Fuzzy's picture

Wow, this is really great!
You could do a concert tour of high school science classes!
I bet they would love it!
I like the rollicking 3/4 tempo.
Lovely vocals, too.
Really nicely done!

katpiercemusic's picture

This is delightful. I like that this one is a simple folk style song. You've got a great energetic rhythm going in the mandolin and you do a great job performing the melody.

Chip Withrow's picture

My 400th comment is one of your element songs!
A spirited sing-along lilt to this one. So fun!
I hope you find some use for all these songs - they are so smart and catchy.