I can’t remember why this popped into my head, but I was sitting with my wife and it just did, so I searched it out and memories of school came flooding back.
The Elements by Tom Lehrer is a song that sings the periodic table of elements, well as many as had been discovered back then in 1959 when the song was written.
So a quick search online and I was rewarded with the song itself. Okay it’s not a perfect graphical representation, but it does show you the table itself. I’d have loved to have seen the complete table with element names being covered as the song went.
Here’s the song with the table being checked off as they are sung:
That’s the Major General’s Song from The Pirates of Penzance by the way. Now Wikipedia also has some information on the song and links to another graphical representation of the song, which is almost as good as it does make some graphical representations of the elements as it goes along, but mostly it just shows the names.
If you know of a better version online with either the whole table represented properly and crossed off or graphical representation of each element as it flies by, then point me in that direction.
In the meantime I’m off to look at the chords and give it a bash!