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Remembering the Presidents

Use this video to help you remember the order of the presidents.  The lyrics (and translation is below).  He’s made it so that the names of the presidents have the same number of syllables as the number of terms they served.

“Washy Ad Jeffy” lyrics with translation

Washy Ad Jeffy (Washington, Adams, Jefferson)
Maddy Monroe (Madison, Monroe)
Ad Jackson Van Har (John Q. Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, William H. Harrison)
Ty Po Tay Fill Pear (Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce)
Bu Lincoln John Grant too (Buchanan, Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grant)
Hayes Gar-thur and Cleve (Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland’s first term)
Harr Cleve and McKin (Benjamin Harrison, Cleveland’s second term, McKinley)
Roosevelt Taft (Theodore Roosevelt, Taft)
Wilson Hard Coolidge (Wilson, Harding, Coolidge)
Hoov Franklin Roosevelt Truman Ikey (Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower)
Ken Johnson Nixon Ford Cart Reagan Bush (Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George HW Bush)
Clinton Dubya (Clinton, George W. Bush)

And maybe you someday
And if you do they’ll say
What a fine president you made