Campfire Songs
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Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Why Does The Sun Shine


This is an old song from the 1950's, recently re-done by They
Might Be Giants.
The CD single is availible in your local record store (if you
like songs with
Glockenspeils, this is for you!)

The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into heilium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

Yo ho! It's hot!
The Sun is not
A place where we could live
With out the Sun, ther'd be no life
We need the light it gives

The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into heilium
At a temperature of millions of degrees

(sung)The Sun is hot:
(read)The Sun is so hot that everything on it is a gas- iron,
copper, aluminum,
and many others.
(sung)The Sun is large:
(read)If the Sun were hollow, a million earths could fit inside-
and yet the
Sun is only a middle sized star.
(sung)The Sun is far away:
(read)About 93 million miles away . . and that's why it looks so
small.
(sung)And, even when it's out of sight- the Sun shines night and
day
(read)The Sun shines due to the nuclear reactions of carbon,
nitrogen, and
heilium

The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas
A gigantic nuclear furnace
Where hydrogen is built into heilium
At a temperature of millions of degrees