Lichen Song

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Likin' Lichen, or The Lichen Song

Lyrics and melody written by Katie Krupin, Margaret Cummings, Emma Cornwell, and Lucy Kruesel (EEC Class of '16)
Musical accompaniment (chords) written by Joe Reilly

CHORUS:
C                        F

I really like my lichen
C                         G

and I really like you
C                        F

I really like my lichen
          G                  F         C

and I think you'd like it too


VERSE 1:
C                           F

Fungi and algae met at a party
C                                        G

Fungi said I need some sugar darlin'
C                        F

Algae said I've got some right here!
C                                      G

Fungi said Cool, I'll protect you dear
C                                           F 

We'll bring our two great kingdoms together
C                                               G

Grow on rocks and trees in all different weather
C                        F

Dynamic duo, we'll be the closest
C                                           G

Help each other out---it's called SYMBIOSIS! :)


CHORUS


VERSE 2:
C                                 F

From far away they might not be seen
C                                                        G

But keep a keen eye out for that bright minty green
C                                                   F

For animals they're food and nesting material
C                                    G

For us, antivirals and antibacterials....
C                                     F

Pixie cup, ochre disk, old man's beard,
C                                      G

Ragbag, specklebelly, and reindeer!
C                                F

Photosynthesizin', fixin' nitrogen
G                                                                (strum G a lot and draw it out dramatically)

What would life be like without them lichens?!?


CHORUS X2 :)

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Likin Lichin Song Video