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Winter Constellations Song

Highlights of the winter night sky, sung to music from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan (2 min 35 sec)

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LYRICS ( copyright David Ault )
 
"When the bull is not engaged in his employment (his employment)
Of protecting seven sisters on his back (on his back)
Taurus seems to take most curious enjoyment (-ous enjoyment)
In coming at me with a great attack (great attack)

My belt is very simple to discover (to discover)
And I look quite good, but when allís said and done (said and done)
Though I track the hare and lynx and many others (many others)
A dead hunterís lot is not a happy one

Ever since he passed away Ďcos of a Scorpion, of a Scorpion
A dead hunterís lot is not a happy one

The bright star just below me in the heavens (in the heavens)
Is the eye of Canis Major, my big dog (his big dog)
But throughout the years the shaming never lessens (never lessens)
Of the smaller one just looking like a log (like a log)

The twins above donít look down very kindly (very kindly)
As I try to battle here just to stay on (to stay on)
Thereís a unicorn now coming up behind me! (up behind me)
A dead hunterís lot is not a happy one

Ever since he was no more Ďcos of a Scorpion, of a Scorpion
A dead hunterís lot is not a happy one

While at school I had the pick of all professions (all professions)
Like Auriga, who drives chariots with his goat (with his goat)
But the roaming bears became my two obsessions (two obsessions)
And I knew then which career got my vote (got his vote)

Thereís some fish, a ram and whale you see in autumn (see in autumn)
While King Cepheus and his sitting Queen look on (Queen look on)
But in all these years I see Iíve never caught Ďem! (never caught Ďem)
A dead hunterís lot is not a happy one

Ever since he kicked the pail Ďcos of a Scorpion, of a Scorpion
A dead hunterís lot is not a happy one"