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"Three is a Magic Number" is a song in Schoolhouse Rock!, which can be seen in Multiplication Rock. In fact, this is the first Schoolhouse Rock! song. The song teaches us how to multiply by three.

The song was covered by Stevie Brock, Greg Raposo, and Matthew Ballinger to promote Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers. Their cover appears on the original release of the film's soundtrack, while a music video appears on the film's original DVD release.

Lyrics

Three is a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
Somewhere in the ancient mystic trinity
You get three
As a magic number

The past and the present and the future
Faith and hope and charity
The heart and the brain and the body
Give you three
As a magic number

It takes three legs to make a tripod or to make a table stand
It takes three wheels to make a vehicle called a tricycle
Every triangle has three corners
Every triangle has three sides
No more, no less
You don't have to guess
When it's three
You can see
It's a magic number

A man and a woman had a little baby
Yes they did
They had three in the family
That's a magic number

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

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

[Soundtrack includes this verse]
Now the multiples of 3
Come up 3 times in each set of 10
In the first 10,
You get 3, 6, 9
And in the teens 10 it's 12, 15, and 18
And in the 20s,
You get a
21, 24, 27,
And it comes out even on 30

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,
21, 24, 27,
30

Now multiply from 10 backwards
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
Yeah!
That's a magic number

A man and a woman had a little baby
Yes they did
They had three in the family
That's a magic number

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