History Music / TomLehrer

16th Aug '17 4:23:19 PM Geoduck
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You can find, on the page [[http://graeme.50webs.com/lehrer/index.htm Tom Lehrer Song Lyrics (With Annotations)
]], the list of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnThetin his annotated lyrics]].

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You can find, on the page The website [[http://graeme.50webs.com/lehrer/index.htm Tom Lehrer Song Lyrics (With Annotations)
]], the list of
Annotations)]] features a collection of, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnThetin his annotated lyrics]].
16th Aug '17 2:24:39 PM JujuP
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You can find, on the page [[http://graeme.50webs.com/lehrer/index.htm Tom Lehrer Song Lyrics (With Annotations)
]], the list of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnThetin his annotated lyrics]].
18th Jul '17 3:26:14 PM Divra
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* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Inverted. Lehrer loved both music and comedy, but was almost aggressively indifferent to his status as a celebrity. For example, Lehrer used to plan his tours by which cities he wanted to visit, and saw touring as a way of getting his agent to pay for an extended vacation overseas. He also famously kept the master recordings of his studio output in a shoebox in his attic. Said shoebox was later given to a fan who asked if he had ever done a recording of a certain song with the words "If I have, it's in there somewhere".
2nd May '17 3:16:17 AM morenohijazo
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* ParentalBonus: While most of his songs are still funny, there are lines he says that are rather topical to the 1960s. An example would be when he mentions that Massachusetts is the only state with ''three'' senators, it's because Robert Kennedy (from Massachusetts) happened to be a New York senator at the time.

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* ParentalBonus: ParentalBonus:
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While most of his songs are still funny, there are lines he says that are rather topical to the 1960s. An example would be when he mentions that Massachusetts is the only state with ''three'' senators, it's because Robert Kennedy (from Massachusetts) happened to be a New York senator at the time.time.
** "New Math" was supposed to make fun of the new (at the time) substraction method, by using MotorMouth to make it look as incomprehensible as possible. While New Math was mostly abandoned, the subtraction method he demonstrates in the song actually stuck around, and nowadays, kids are taught using that "new" method. Kids will now understand perfectly the incomprehensible "new" method, but struggle trying to understand the normal "old" method because Lehrer didn't bother explaining it too much (since he assumed people would be familiar with the method) and, as Lehrer himself points out, the "old" method wasn't actually meant to be understood.
30th Mar '17 10:40:11 AM beergood
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--->I'll look for you when [[WorldWarIII the war]] is over\\

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--->I'll -->''I'll look for you when [[WorldWarIII the war]] is over\\over''\\



An hour and a half from now!

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An ''An hour and a half from now!now!''
30th Mar '17 10:39:29 AM beergood
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* IWillFindYou: Given a suitably dark twist in "So Long Mom (I'm Off To Drop The Bomb)":
--->I'll look for you when [[WorldWarIII the war]] is over\\
[checks watch]\\
An hour and a half from now!
15th Mar '17 8:10:20 AM Phys101
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* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: An exaggeratedly long example in "Lobachevsky". See ListSong below.

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* KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy: KnowsAGuyWhoKnowsAGuy:
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An exaggeratedly long example in "Lobachevsky". See ListSong below.below.
** "I Got It from Agnes" in the sense of carnal knowledge.


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** "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom.
11th Mar '17 5:22:03 PM Phys101
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick:

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick:BreadEggsMilkSquick: The commingling of the ordinary with the {{squick}} is a staple of his work.



* ALoveToDismember: "I Hold Your Hand in Mine", "TheMasochismTango".

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* LiteralMetaphor: "The Masochism Tango":
--> At your command\\
Before you here, I stand\\
My heart is in my hand... (Yecch!)
* ALoveToDismember: "I Hold Your Hand in Mine", "TheMasochismTango".Mine" and "The Masochism Tango".
5th Feb '17 7:22:47 AM Phys101
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* '''BlackComedy''': Lots and lots of examples, but "I Got It from Agnes" has this doozy: "Max got it from Edith, who gets it every spring/[[ParentalIncest She got it from her daddy, who just gives her everything]]..."

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* '''BlackComedy''': Lots and lots of examples, but "I Got It from Agnes" has this doozy: "Max got it from Edith, who gets it every spring/[[ParentalIncest spring/ [[ParentalIncest She got it from her daddy, daddy]], [[DaddysGirl who just gives her everything]]..."
18th Jan '17 8:03:50 PM Phys101
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--> "With Ingrid Bergman [or Bridget Bardot] playing the part of Hypotenuse.

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--> "With Ingrid Bergman [or Bridget Bardot] playing the part of Hypotenuse."
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