WE'LL ALL BE A-DOUBLING

Chorus:
We'll all be a-doubling, a-doubling, a-doubling
We'll all be a-doubling in thirty-two years.
We'll all be a-doubling, a-doubling, a-doubling
We'll all be a-doubling in thirty-two years.

Two times two is four!
Two times four is eight!
Two times eight is sixteen
And the hour is getting late!

Two times sixteen is thirty-two,
Twice that is sixty-four;
Next comes a hundred twenty-eight,
And do you want to hear more?

Next comes two hundred fifty-six,
Twice that five hundred and twelve;
Next, one thousand twenty-four,
Just figure it out yourself.

Keep doubling ten generations,
You can have children over a million.
Keep going another twenty,
Your children would be over a trillion.

Give it another three hundred years,
Your children number a billion;
Keep doubling another millennium,
You can have another quadrillion.

For two thousand years we been praying
O Lord, deliver me please.
The Lord helps them that helps themselves
We better get off our knees.

Either people are going to have to get smaller
Or the world's going to have to get bigger;
Or there's a couple other possibilities,
I'll leave it to you to figure.

I know I shouldn't a been born!
I was my mama's third child;
But now I'm hollering around the world,
And I drive the Birchers wild!

Words by Pete Seeger (1970)
Music: Traditional ("The Old Ark's A-Moverin'")
TRO - (c) 1970 Melody Trails, Inc., New York, NY