Three is a magic number
ya it is, it's a magic number
Somewhere in that ancient mystic trinity
You'll get three
As a magic number.

The past, the present, the future,
Faith, and hope, and charity,
the heart, the brain, the body,
will give you three,
it's a magic number.

It takes three legs to make a tripod or to make a table stand,
and it takes three wheels to make a vehicle called a tricycle
And every triangle has three corners,
every triangle has three sides,
no more, no less,
you don't have to guess
that it's three
can't you see?
it's a magic number.

A man and a woman had a little baby
ya they did
and there were three in the family
and that's a magic number.

3, 6, 9,
12, 15, 18,
21, 24, 27,
30.

(Now multiply backwards from 3x10!)
3x10 is 30
3x9 is 27
3x8 is 24
3x7 is 21
3x6 is 18
3x5 is 15
3x4 is 12
and 3x3 is 9
and 3x2 is 6
and 3x1 is 3 of course
(Now dig the pattern once more!)

3, 6, 9,
12, 15, 18......
oh ya!

3x10 is 30
3x9 is 27
3x8 is 24
3x7 is 21
3x6 is 18
3x5 is 15
3x4 is 12
and 3x3 is 9
and 3x2 is 6
and 3x1......
(What is it?)
3!
(Ya!)

A man and a woman had a little baby
there were three in the family
and that's a magic number.


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    General CommentI could've sworn I heard this on Sesame Street or a similar show while groing up. I only recently, have learned to appreciate it for what it truely is. Shannon wrote this near the time of his daughters birth. Three is the magic number: a man, a woman and their child. This is a beautiful song written out of love for his wife and child.
    ChaosFluro24on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is from school house rock....i totally remember seeing this one, along with conjunction junction (whats ur function?) and i'm just a bill....now i dunno if blind melon wrote it or not....but this song is great! it brings back memories of back in the day
    spxafixnofxx420xgirlon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBlind melon did not write this song. There was a thing when a bunch of bands redid school house rock songs. Another one i recall was the ne about electrcity but i forget the band. Good song but blind melon did not write it
    Dr_Octagonon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe blind melon version of this song was in some movie, can't recall the name tho. its about cheatin in college and the older pete from "pete and pete" is in it. its a good movie, funny stuff. and it makes me happy hearin Shannon sing in it :)
    areeseon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoever wrote this song was on drugs and realized how great his life was with 3 people and decided to sing about it
    katestoneron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkatestoner... hm. yeah it's from a friggin children's show. Not about drugs lol.... However, areese it is found in Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore. Not sure about what else it's been in. :) cute song i love it
    itsjustmeagainon September 07, 2008   Link
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    MemoryBlind Melon do this little one justice, Hoon makes it come alive, just beautiful.
    replicant212on April 06, 2011   Link

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