Monday, 1 January 2018

The AfterMath of New Years' Eve: "AULD LANG'S SINE"

REPRISE: post #66 from January 2015 revisited, with improved chord-charts, and a new final verse. Be sure to scroll down to see the powerpoint-type presentation.

             Happy New Year - 2018


(to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne")

A clever Scot, Auld Simon Lang
Rests in a box o’ pine;
His contributions near-forgot -
‘E invented Auld Lang’s Sine.

Dreamed up the trig’s sine function, 
And its coz’n bright an’ fine;
[One minus (Lang’s-Sine)squared], my dear,
Its square-root – Auld Lang’s Cosine.

And though his mind did grow less clear,   
His concept’s been refined –
One o’er t’other – Tangent, dear
All derived frae Auld Lang’s Sine.

And at the end, his sight grown dim
Ideas still implant –
Turned on its head, Auld Lang’s Cosine,
We know as Auld Lang’s Secant.

His final word, “Cotangent”,
Then his soul was carried up;
So kindly pass the pi', my dear,
And to Lang we’ll drink a cup.

For Simon's radiant angles,
Bright his ratios still shine!
O' Trig we'd all be mindless were
It nae for Auld Lang's Sine.  

(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)


Repeat verses 1 and 2

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