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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, 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

TV Version

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

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

Now multiply from 10 backwards
3x10 is 30 (Keep going)
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

Soundtrack Version

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

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
Yeah

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) 3, 6, 9,
(12) 12, 15, 18,
(21) 21, 24, 27,
30
Yeah, thirty

Now multiply from 10 backwards
3x10 is 30 (Keep going)
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

[Clearing throat] Is this on?
1 2 3 Come on!
Yeah were a magic number
Yeah yeah yeah
Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey
3 is a family baby

3 is a magic number
Yes it is, It's a magic number
Stand together til we're done
One for all and all for one
We are 3, it's a magic number

I'm with you your with me
Birds fly full of speed
Side to side we'll always be together

3 is a family
3 is a family
(Were a magic number)
3 is family
Yeahhh

When things are looking hopeless
(Uh huh)
And you don't know what to do
(Yeah)
You can turn to me my friend
And I'll always turn to you
Alright

1 and 1 and 1 is 3
I've got you and you've got me
There's nothing we can't do us 3 together
It's a magic number
(3 is a family, 3 is a family)

3 times 10 is 30
3 times 9 is 27
3 times 8 is 24
3 times 7 is 21
3 times 6 is 18
3 times 5 is 15
3 times 4 is 12
3 times 3 is 9 and
3 times 2 is 6

And 3 times 1
What is it?
Three

1 2 3 3 2 1
If were not 3
Then were none
1 2 3 we never run
It's one for all and all for one

The number 1 stands alone
And 2 you can't divide
But when your 3
You'll always be
With friends there at your side

(AHHHHH)
3 times 10 is 30
3 times 9 is 27
3 times 8 is 24
3 times 7 is 21
3 times 6 is 18
3 times 5 is 15
3 times 4 is 12
3 times 3 is 9 and
3 times 2 is 6

And 3 times 1
What is it?
Three

When were united
Standing tall
All our backs against the wall
We can't be beat if we are all together
Were magic number
When things look up
It's getting tough
And you don't know what to do
It just depends if you've got friends
To help you make it through

Of all the numbers that could be
The most important number 3
Stands for you and you and me together
Were a magic number
(3 is a family)

Were on our way and nothings gonna stop us
Were a trio
We've got 3 in the family

3 is a family
3 is a family
3 is a family

Video


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