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There's a Delta for Every Epsilon

This song is by Tom Lehrer.

There's a delta for every epsilon
It's a fact that you can always count upon
There's a delta for every epsilon
And now and again
There's also an N

But one condition I must give:
The epsilon must be positive
A lonely life all the others live
In no theorem
A delta for them

How sad, how cruel, how tragic
How pitiful, and other adjec
Tives that I might mention
The matter merits our attention
If an epsilon is a hero
Just because it is greater than zero
It must be mighty discouragin'
To lie to the left of the origin

This rank discrimination is not for us
We must fight for an enlightened calculus
Where epsilons all, both minus and plus
Have deltas
To call their own


Written by:

Tom Lehrer

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