Mabel Mercer sings Experiment by Cole Porter

Posted on July 3, 2013  Comments (2)

Mabel Mercer sings Experiment by Cole Porter:

[ Video removed 🙁 ]

Lyrics for Experiment:

Before you leave these portals to meet less fortunate mortals,
There’s just one final message I would give to you.
You all have learned reliance on the sacred teachings of science
So I hope through life you never will decline in spite of philistine defiance
To do what all good scientists do.
Make it your motto day and night.
Experiment and it will lead you to the light.
The apple on the top of the tree is never too high to achieve,
So take an example from Eve, experiment.
Be curious, though interfering friends may frown,
Get furious at each attempt to hold you down.
If this advice you only employ, the future can offer you infinite joy
And merriment.
Experiment and you’ll see.

The lyrics were included in the book by George Box, my father and Stu Hunter: Statistics for Experimenters.

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2 Responses to “Mabel Mercer sings Experiment by Cole Porter”

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    […] an early age I learned to experiment, appreciate and understand data, respect people and continually improve. These lessons were a […]

  2. Dibakar Bala
    October 27th, 2016 @ 7:52 am

    so sad that the video has been removed 🙁

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