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July 25, 2004

Counting to a Million

Hexie the elf is in trouble. He's been doing too many silly things. Now he has to sit in the corner and count to a million.

written by Paul Nordquist + performed by Amy Guskin (vocals) and Teatro di Zongo.

I'm a bad little elf! I've been having too much fun with the children, and the ink, and the furniture, and now I'm in big trouble. I have to sit here until I count to a million ... and I have to promise that I will never be silly again!

Wow, that's going to take a long time, to count to a million. I guess I better get started!

Counting to a million, one, two, three,
Five, nine, ten, twelve, L, M, N, O, P,
Umpteen, squeebity, googol, gross, gazillion,
Two-to-the-tenth, three-kilo-bop!
One million!

Well, that didn't seem to take very long at all!

I think I'd better do it again, more slowly, and make sure I didn't miss any numbers. Okay, here goes, really carefully...

Counting to a million, one, two, three,
Five, nine, ten, twelve, L, M, N, O, P,
Umpteen, squeebity, googol, gross, gazillion,
Two-to-the-tenth, three-kilo-bop!
One million!

All right then! I did it! I counted to a million — twice! It still seem like it didn't take as long as it should have. Let's do it one more time, and this time all of you count with me!

Counting to a million, one, two, three,
Five, nine, ten, twelve, L, M, N, O, P,
Umpteen, squeebity, googol, gross, gazillion,
Two-to-the-tenth, three-kilo-bop!
One million!

Hurray! That was great! Now let's all go out and hang bananas from the fence-posts!

Hanging up bananas, one, two, three
One on every fence-post, so everyone can see
Yellow bananas, tee hee hee!
Everybody love fence bananas!

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