Triples

Lyrics and Performance by Vicki Young
Melody: "I Feel Lucky"

I turn on my calculator when I first get out of bed,

Set the random generator, just like my teacher said.

Start tossing out those numbers from 1 right up to 6,

Toss 1, 2, 3, or 4 dice Ė enough to do the trick.

Iím looking for a product, a difference, or a sum.

A prime will not be welcome Ė thatís not how the game is won!

I feel lucky, oh, oh, oh,

I feel lucky, yeah!

Iím going to find the combination of numbers any way.

Oh, I feel lucky today!

 

I draw a tic-tac-toe grid, write my total in some place;

Then generate again with a smile upon my face.

I play the game of Triples with operations true.

My sentence tells me lies but my numbers never do!

Iíve got to find a product, a difference, or a sum.

The dice are stacked against me Ė Iím starting to look dumb!

I feel lucky, oh, oh, oh,

I feel lucky, yeah!

Iím going to find the combination of numbers pretty soon.

Oh, I feel lucky at noon!

 

I start to see a pattern of probability.

It looks like tossing one die will work the best for me.

So I generate one number, put the number in a spot.

My lines are making sense now; Iím starting to get hot!

My products may be tiny Ė I wonít get that extra score,

But at least my math is true now and Iím ready to play more!

I feel lucky, oh, oh, oh,

I feel lucky, yeah!

I have found the combination of numbers Ė what a sight!

Hot dog! I feel lucky tonight!

I feel lucky, oh, oh, oh,

I feel lucky, yeah,

Iím going to play the game of Triples morning, noon, and night!

Play the game of Triples Ďcause I finally got it right!!

Get the directions for the game, Triples