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The Irish Ballad: Tom Lehrer

An ancient irish ballad, which was written a few years ago, and which is replete with all the accoutrements of this art form. In particular, it has a sort of idiotic refrain (in this case rickety tickety-tin ) you’ll notice … Continue reading

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Lobachevsky: Tom Lehrer

Who made me the genius I am today The mathematician that others all quote Who’s the professor that made me that way The greatest that ever got chalk on his coat One man deserves the credit One man deserves the … Continue reading

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The Plagiarist Plagiarised or Imitiation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) had the idea first:  Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir, à la chandelle, Assise aupres du feu, devidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous esmerveillant : Ronsard me celebroit du temps que j’estois … Continue reading

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‘Clementine’, re-imagined by Tom Lehrer

In a cavern, in a canyon, Excavating for a mine Dwelt a miner, forty niner, And his daughter Clementine. How I loved her, how I loved her! Though her shoes were number nine, Herring boxes, without topses, Sandals were for … Continue reading

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