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P IS FOR PHYLOGENY

PHYLOGENY OF THE PEOPLE

words and music by John Hinton

Phylogeny of the People!                   A C A
It shows that we are all equal!            A C A

A phylogeny                                       E A
Is like a family tree                               E A
It shows that everything on earth is related to me      E A D
If you travel down the tree of life twig by twig                       E A
You'll find our common ancestor with the pig               E A D
Not to mention the fig                                      C
And the guinea pig                                          E

We gotta smash up the notion to which we've clung             D
That the human race is somehow at the top of the tree          A
Yeah it's pretty cool that we've survived this long                 D
But so has every single living bird and bee                           A

Power to the people!                                      E A
But equal power to the chimpanzees!            E A D
Power to the seals                                          E A
For science reveals                                         E A
The common root to our phylogenies. E A D

Phylogeny of the People!                   A C A
It shows that we are all equal!            A C A

The tree of life is growing                    E A E A
Evolution is ongoing                            E A E A
Where it will lead, there is no way of knowing! E A E A E A E A

Phylogeny of the People...     C D
Yeah!                                       E

©2017 John Hinton

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