Most of us older folks remember the Animaniacs as a funny after school cartoon packed with double entendres and silly antics from three adorable characters of ambiguous species. Luckily for teachers, many of the skits were educational musical numbers set to catchy tunes.
The Animaniacs covered topics from Science, Geography, History, and English. But you must be careful in use of Animaniacs material, it has very high potential for causing earworms, that’s the technical term for a song playing in your head.
The 50 State Capital song is perfect for both primary and secondary education classes. The funniest part though, is when students take tests, you can see them mouthing the song to find the answer they are looking for.
The Animaniacs – All 50 States and Their Capitals.
And of course, here are the lyrics. Enjoy.
And now Wacko Warner with the fifty US States and their Capitals,
Baton Rouge Louisianna, Indianapolis Indiana,
and Columbus is the capital of O-hi-o.
There’s Montgomery Alabama,
south of Helena Montana
then there’s Denver Colorado,
and Boise Idaho.
Texas has Austin
then we go north,
to Massachusetts Boston
and Albany New York.
and Washington D.C.,
Sante Fe New Mexico and Nashville Tennessee.
Elvis used to hang out there a lot, you know.
Trenton’s in New Jersey north of Jefferson Missouri,
You got Richmond in Virginia,
South Dakota has Pierre,
Harrisburg’s in Pennsylvania and Augusta’s up in Maine,
and here is Providence Rhode Island next to Dover Deleware.
Concord, New Hampshire, just a quick jaunte,
to Montpelier, which is up in Vermont,
Hartford’s in Connecticut so pretty in the fall,
and Kansas has Topeka
Minnesota has St. Paul.
Juneau’s in Alaska and there’s Lincoln in Nebraska
and it’s Raleigh out in North Carolina, and then,
there’s Madison Wisconsin and Olympia in Washington,
and Lansing Michigan.
Here’s Honolulu, Hawaii’s a joy
and Springfield Illinois,
South Carolina with Columbia down the Way,
and Annapolis in Maryland on Chesapeake Bay,
They have wonderful clam chowder.
Cheyenne is in Wyoming and perhaps you make your home in
Salt Lake City out in Utah where the buffalo roam.
Atlanta’s down in Georgia and there’s Bismark North Dakota,
and you can live in Frankfurt in your own Kentucky home.
Sa-lem, in Oregon, from there we join,
Little Rock in Arkansas,
Iowa’s got Des Moines
Oklahoma and it’s City,
Charleston West Virginia
and Nevada Carson City.
That’s all the capitals, there are!