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Home > Resources > Science Rock > Them No- So-Dry Bones

Them Not-So-Dry Bones

Them Not-So-Dry Bones: Schoolhouse Rock - All about the Skeleton.

Music & Lyrics: George R. Newall
Sung by: Jack Sheldon
Animation: Phil Kimmelman and Associates

Lyrics from:
http://www.school-house-rock.com/Bone.html

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones,
Now they're the working of the Lord.

Bones are heard of, but seldom seen,
'Cept each year 'round Halloween.
But I've got a shockeroo,
Right now there's a skeleton locked up inside of you. (Ha-ha-ha)
Minus bones you're just a blob,
Being framework's their main job.
All your organs, muscles, too,
They need your bones to hold them safe and sound inside for you.
Your heart and lungs are tucked away,
In there behind your ribs.
Those bones have been protecting them
Since we were little kids.
Lookout, here comes a bonehead play!
Birdin' his brain, (Tweet, tweet, tweet) what a day!
Don't take to much to overwhelm it,
But luckily those bones up there work like a built-in helmet!
Shin bone connected to the knee bone
(That means the tibia connects to the patella)
Knee bone connected tot he thigh bone
(That means the patella connects to the femur)
And here's how they really fit together.
Ligaments are what link bone to one.
Cartilage that cushions in between.
Muscles hook on, by the tendons,
So here's what's happenin' in your knees most ev'ry time you bend 'em.
Now there's a lot of skeleton
We never get to see,
But it holds other little parts
That show quite obviously.
I'm talkin' 'bout those thirty-two
That we all call our teeth.
We gotta feed 'em right and keep 'em clean,
Or they can come to grief. (Ouch!)
So please remember,
You got to do it while you're young
Feed your bones some good old calcium
Drinking milk - a glass or two
Will help your bones to stay in shape and do their job for you.
(Your skeleton)
It's framework, (Yes, yes) holding you together.
Shielding organs, Yeah, that's its job, too!

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