Irrational Anthem

Lyrics by Tim Nissen
Sung to the tune of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Oh say can you see,
That all circles comply,
No matter what size,
To a ratio called pi.

And with math we all know
There is no compromise!
You must be exact!
Cross your “t”s and dot your “i”s!

Line and arc drawn with care
So the truth we lay bare
And prove, using pi,
That a circle’s what’s there!

It’s a transcendental number
With digits evermore,

That’s usually cut short,
To just 3.14!