Squirrel Walk – the Song

Continuing the Songs for Genomics theme – presenting the Squirrel Walk song, reference to the real-time TB genome matching algorithm for large datasets.  Written to explain squirrel walk to our department. Not very successful mainly as it has to be played very loud with full distortion guitar which somewhat limits its audience.

VERSE

If you’ve GOt a bug to TRy and appraise

and a KNown database of  SEquences

You want to FInd the one that’s MOst the same

And you DOn’t want to play the WAIting game

inSTead of blasting HUge amounts of

REads against a THOusand counts of

SEquences you’ve alrREady got

you can JUnk all that and HAve a shot

BRIDGE

at a NEw technique that’s GOt us excited

and we HOpe that you’ll also BE delighted

WIth the technique of WHich we talk

It’s CAlled the Del Ojo SQuirrel walk

CHORUS

It’s the

Squirrel Walk  the squirrel walk

It’s called the squirrel squirrel walk

Its the squirrel walk the   Squirrel walk

.Sq- sq Squirrel Walk

SOLO

VERSE

SQuirrel walk aLOng the tree

IN no time I GUArantee

He’ll FInd the nut you’re LOOking for

No NEEd for blast-ing ANYmore

ComPAres the sequenCES on show

SEEs the match and ON he’ll go

InSTEad of taking DAys to run

In MINutes you have GOT it done

BRIDGE

Developed in house it’s the composition

of a  genius(/crazy) spanish bio -informatician

Try it out and get squirrel fever

el del ojo recorrido de la ardilla

CHORUS

It’s the

Squirrel Walk  the squirrel walk

Now can you hear the squirrel talk

Its the squirrel walk the   Squirrel walk

.

Sq- sq Squirrel Walk

(Fin)

Basic Instructions:

Fast basic rock 4/4 beat

Play chorus whilst bouncing up and down.

Intro  CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC  bass with distortion 3 bars

Chords:

CCCC CCCC FFFF FFFF CCCC CCCC GGGG  GGGG

CCCC CCCC FFFF FFFF CCCC CCCC GGGG    GGGG

AAAA AAAA GGGG GGGG FFFF FFFF GGGG GGGG

CCCC CCCC FFFF FFFF CCCC CCCC GGGG  GGGG

CCCC CCCC FFFF FFFF CCCC CCCC G-GG  C—(drum ching)

Then continue  back to original chord progression (run out of ideas for now…)

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