** CHORUS: Find, find the value of pi,**
**starts 3 point 1 4 1
5 9.**
** Good ol’ boys gave it a try,**
**but the decimal never dies,**
** The decimal never dies.........**

**In the Hebrew Bible we do see**
**the circle ratio appears as three,**
**And the Rhind Papyrus does report four-thirds to the
fourth,**
**& 22 sevenths Archimedes found**
**with polygons was a good upper bound.**
** The Chinese got it really keen:**
**three-five-five over one thirteen!**
** More joined the action**
**with arctan series and continued fractions.**
**In the seventeen-hundreds, my oh my,**
**the English coined the symbol PI,**
**Then Lambert showed it was a lie**
**to look for rational pi.**
**He started singing ..........
(Repeat Chorus)**

**Late eighteen-hundreds, Lindemann shared**
**why a circle can’t be squared**
**But there’s no tellin’ some people --**
**can’t pop their bubble with Buffon’s needle,**
**Like the country doctor who sought renown**
**from a new “truth” he thought he found.**
** The Indiana Senate floor**
**read his bill that made ? four.**
** That bill got through the House**
**with a vote unanimous!**
**But in the end the statesmen sighed,**
**“It’s not for us to decide,”**
**So the bill was left to die**
**Like the quest for rational pi.**
**They started singing ........ (Repeat
Chorus)**

**That doctor’s ? in the sky dreams**
**may not look so extreme**
**If you take a look back:**
**math’maticians long thought that**
**Deductive systems could be complete**
**and there was one true geometry.**
** Now in these computer times,**
**we test the best machines to find**
** ? to a billion places**
**that so far lack pattern’s traces.**
**It’s great when we can truly see**
**math as human history--**
**That adds curiosity...... easy as ?!**
**Let’s all try singing..... (Repeat Chorus)**

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