was written a few years ago when I was really
bored one day in Physics
, shortly after discovering the brilliance that is MC Hawking
Went Down to Cambridge
by the Albert Einstein
(to the tune of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia
went down to Cambridge
He was lookin' for a soul
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind
And he was willing to make a deal
When he came across this young man
Sitting in a wheel chair and talking math
And the Devil
jumped up on a hickory stump
And said, "Boy, let me tell you that:"
"In case you didn't know it,
I'm a physicist
And if you care to take a dare,
I'll make a bet
"Now you do pretty good math
But give the Devil
I bet an equation of gold against your soul,
'cause I think I'm better than you."
The boy said, "My name's Stephen
And it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet and you're gonna regret,
'Cause I'm the best that's ever been."
fire up your brain
And work it really hard.
's broke loose in Cambridge,
And the Devil
deals the cards.
And if you win,
You get this shiny equation
made of gold
But if you lose,
gets your soul
cleared the chalk board
And he said, "I don't just talk the talk
flew from his fingertips
As he picked up his chalk
And he pulled the chalk
across the board.
And it made an evil
Then a band of Chemist
s joined in,
And it sounded something like this:
When the Devil
"Well you're pretty good, Old One.
But sit down in that chair right there,
And let me show how it's done."
in the laboratory
: run, boys, run.
's in house of the wheel-chaired one
Thorne at the telescope
pickin' out holes
, does The Church
bite? No, child, no.
bowed his head,
'Cause he knew that he'd been beat.
And he laid that equation
On the ground at Stephen
, just come on back,
If you ever want to try again.
But I told you once, you son of a bitch
I'm the best that's ever been."