Web Encyclopedia Song

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The Web Encyclopedia Song[edit]

(From The Major General's Song by Gilbert and Sullivan)


This is the very model of a Web encyclopedia,
It's got a million topics by the grace of Wikimedia,
It lists the kings of England, and it notes the fights historical,
From Marathon to Karbala, in order categorical;
It's thoroughly inclusive, too, of groups collaborational;
The quantity of knowledge here is often inspirational!
In short, its million pages by the grace of Wikimedia
Make it the very model of a web encyclopedia.

In short, its million pages by the grace of Wikimedia
Make it the very model of a web encyclopedia.


We sometimes have some trouble with rude vandals who'll confuseya
(Although they're much less cruel than the ones from Vandalusia)
When such reverts and edit wars cause stress for Wikipedians,
Administrators try to make it better with expedience
So editors can concentrate on cleaning featured articles
And clarifying facts about rare subatomic particles
Because providing information free on public media's
The overriding purpose of a web encyclopedia.

The overriding purpose of a (etc.)


Yes, all our gathered knowledge, though we're plucky and adventury,
Has only been amassed since the beginning of the century;
But still, its million pages by the grace of Wikimedia
Make it the very model of a web encyclopedia.

But still, its million pages by the grace of Wikimedia
Make it the very model of a web encyclopedia!

See also[edit]

Wikimedian#Wikipedia_humor