The Climate Lab theme song. Some verses are meant to be sung by specific people. Sing to the tune of My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. Some sheet music and a midi file can be found at the bottom of this page.
The air lies over the ocean
The land's kind of stuck in between
If you think that the weather's eratic
Just wait until 2015
Oh bring back my climate to me, to me some prefer this Oh bring back my model to me, to me
Oh bring back my climate to me.
We model the earth's climate system
Without ever going outdoors
The figures we print are quite pretty
The rest of it's kind of a snore
We just started here in September,
The courses we're in can be tough,
But when joining the gang that's in climate sung by Hannah, Jeff and Diane
Learning everyone's name is what's rough.
We came from over the ocean
where people drink wine and eat beer
to simulate some of the motion sung by Andreas and Katrin
ja, sagt mal, was machen wir hier?
I have absolutely no doubt
Of the importance of "Kv"
Yet, some of the people around here sung by Oleg
Think I've learned this from the KGB
My time is spent writing proposals
And many a deadline is met
To pay all my postdocs and students sung by Andrew
But look at the lot that I get!
The big cheese claims he's always working,
But that's not how it appears to me!
I could very well go into detail, sung by all except Andrew
But then I'd get no P H D.
My computer can model the weather,
My computer can model the sea,
My computer can model the sea ice,
But right now it plays risk with me.
The models are getting more complex
We are coding for all that we're worth
If we want to throw much more stuff in there
We'll need a computer as big as the earth
Oh, computers are only machines
they do what you tell them to do
the problems that I find most troubling sung by Ed
are user's with brains made of goo.
Ed always complains 'bout the users,
I think that most users agree,
The one time that we have a problem,
is when Ed can't let the system be.
Earthquakes can wreak lots of damage,
Tornadoes can hurt quite a few,
But nothing compares to the havoc,
Of the storm known as Hurr'cane Andrew.
Written by Michael Eby, Hannah Hickey, Damon Matthews, Michael Roth, Dáithí Stone, Oleg Saenko, Andrew Weaver and Ed Wiebe.
Here's the sheet music for those who can understand it.
Here's a midi file for the melody.