You know the caveman gave us woad Roman soldiers built the road Egypt's pyramids were buildings at their peak But when we talk of great invention It's important that we mention A special race who really were unique
Plato and Pythagoras Both of them did stagger us Socrates, he showed such great technique Was there ever, ever, ever Such a bunch of chaps so clever? If you want to know the answer, ask a Greek!
I'm a Greek, I'm a Greek We are all so magnifique We invented sundials, catapaults and bricks Chic and sleek, so to speak Our success was not a freak But working hard was how we got our kicks
We created the first siren And the first soldering iron The Olympics, well... that was quite a busy week So the next time that you go-go To the toyshop for a yo-yo Let them know-know it was thought of by a Greek!
We are Greek, we are Greek Nowadays you'd call us geek But in ancient times, people thought of us as tough Our physique was not weak 'Cause when people gave us cheek We invented boxing, and other violent stuff!
Fiery flamethrowers for battles Pinhole cameras, baby rattles 'Is there nothing they can't do?' I hear you shriek So next time you take a shower Or you see a lighthouse tower Just remember they were thought of by a Greek!
Stage acoustics, ancient harps Music sounds of flats and sharps Central heating at your doorsteps Splints, syringes, lamps and forceps Fire extinguishers, thermometers Coin dispensers and odometers Pontoon bridges, pistons, pulleys Parchment, prisms, puppets, dollies
Shock absorbers, draughts and maps We were oh, such brainy chaps! Anchors, chewing gum, the list does never cease Spinning tops, the dice, the crane Do we have to ask again? Did they come from Spain? No, they came from Greece!