Call It Maybe

Lyrics ©2013 by Lawrence Mark Lesser
May be sung to the tune of "Call Me Maybe" (Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe, and Josh Ramsay)

I went to find people's heights, I measured each person thrice:
The numbers didn't match nice - and I said "Oy vey!"
When I was asked for the mean, I knew I had to come clean:
I said it's something between - and I gave a range.

Climb: That's variation: There is correlation
with stat education, knowin' what's exact or maybe.

CHORUS: Hey, I don't know mu - and that's not crazy,
But here's my window: call it maybe.
I can't say I'm right; I'm not laaaaazy:
There's always error, so call it maybe.
Hey, life's uncertain, and that's not crazy,
But here's my window: call it maybe.
No way to know mu - quite exaaaaactly,
But here's my window: call it maybe.

I give my best argument - so I can feel confident
At ninety-five percent - for what I portray.
I need a sense of how far - from my sample's x-bar
My true parameters are: that's just the way.

(Repeat Climb, Repeat Chorus)

Bridge: Before I took a class in stats, I reasoned so bad,
I reasoned so bad, I reasoned so, so bad!
Before I took a class in stats, I reasoned so bad,
And you should know that - I reasoned so, so bad!

(Repeat Chorus, omitting vocals over first quarter;
Repeat Bridge, except last 6 words)

So call it maybe!


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