History Music / TomLehrer

13th Nov '17 7:14:48 PM RaineyH
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20th Oct '17 4:09:19 PM PaulA
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!!Mr. Lehrer's works display examples of:

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!!Mr. Lehrer's works !!Albums with their own trope pages:

* ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'' (and ''Tom Lehrer Revisited'')
* ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'' (and ''More of Tom Lehrer'')
* ''Music/ThatWasTheYearThatWas''

!!Non-album songs
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** And of course, the ListSong part of "Lobachevsky" also goes along these lines.
--> I have a friend in Minsk
--> Who has a friend in Pinsk
--> Whose friend in Omsk has friend in Tomsk
--> With friend in Akmolinsk
--> His friend in Alexandrovsk
--> Has friend in Petropavlovsk
--> Whose friend somehow
--> Is solving now
--> The problem in Dnepropetrovsk
::: And somehow the return journey adds two cities (Iliysk and Novorossiysk) that weren't in the original sequence.



* ListSong: "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom. "The Elements" is all the chemical elements of which ''the news has come to Harvard'' as of the song's writing. "Lobachevsky" has two verses that are essentially lists of cities in the old Soviet Union.

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* ListSong: "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom. "The Elements" is all the chemical elements of which ''the news has come to Harvard'' as of the song's writing. "Lobachevsky" has two verses that are essentially lists of cities in the old Soviet Union.



** You could also sing "My Home Town" very easily to the tune of "As Time Goes By" from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''...if you could get [[EarWorm the original melody]] out of your head.
20th Oct '17 11:38:08 AM quasirandom
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* ListSong: "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom. "Lobachevsky" has two verses that are essentially lists of cities in the old Soviet Union.

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* ListSong: "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom. "The Elements" is all the chemical elements of which ''the news has come to Harvard'' as of the song's writing. "Lobachevsky" has two verses that are essentially lists of cities in the old Soviet Union.
19th Oct '17 2:45:17 PM RaineyH
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** You could also sing "My Home Town" very easily to the tune of "As Time Goes By" from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''...if you could get [[EarWorm the original melody]] out of your head.
26th Sep '17 8:55:56 AM Geoduck
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* RefugeInAudacity: Some of his lyrics can still turn heads, and as noted he first released most of his songs in the 1950s.
25th Sep '17 9:46:30 PM CassandraLeo
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** Sadly, Lehrer did ''not'' originally get this past the radar, as his recording of it was not released until 1997 as a bonus track on ''Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer'', a compilation rerelease of two albums from the 1950s. The first released recording of it was from the ''Tom Foolery'' soundtrack in 1980. However, Lehrer himself was responsible for the song's being unreleased at the time because he felt it was too racy, although he would perform it in nightclubs going back to the ''1950s''.

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** Sadly, Lehrer did ''not'' originally get this past the radar, as his recording of it was not released until 1997 as a bonus track on ''Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer'', a compilation rerelease of two albums from the 1950s. The first released recording of it was from the ''Tom Foolery'' soundtrack in 1980. However, Lehrer himself as it turns out, ''Lehrer himself'' was responsible for the song's song being unreleased at the time because time, as he felt it was too racy, although he would racy. He was known to perform it in nightclubs going back to the ''1950s''.''1950s'', though.



:: And somehow the return journey adds two cities that weren't in the original sequence.

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:: ::: And somehow the return journey adds two cities (Iliysk and Novorossiysk) that weren't in the original sequence.



* LoveDodecahedron: "I Got It From Agnes", assuming one obvious interpretation of what "it" is. Tom, Agnes, Jim, Louise, Harry, and Marie appear in the first verse alone.
* LyricalDissonance: "I Got It From Agnes" is a cheerful ditty about the spread of VD through vectors including parental incest, zoophilia, and a homosexual threesome (Aha! Lucky Pierre!).

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* LoveDodecahedron: "I Got It From from Agnes", assuming one obvious interpretation of what "it" is. Tom, Agnes, Jim, Louise, Harry, and Marie appear in the first verse alone.
* LyricalDissonance: "I Got It From from Agnes" is a cheerful ditty about the spread of VD through vectors including parental incest, zoophilia, and a homosexual threesome (Aha! Lucky Pierre!).



** He released a songbook, titled ''Too Many Songs By Tom Lehrer''.

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** He released a songbook, songbook titled ''Too Many Songs By by Tom Lehrer''.



* ParentalIncest: Played for laughs in "I Got It From Agnes" (which is probably about venereal disease) with the lines:

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* ParentalIncest: Played for laughs in "I Got It From from Agnes" (which is probably about venereal disease) with the lines:



* SerialEscalation: Each verse of "I Got it from Agnes" endeavours to be more controversial than the last, gradually implying DepravedBisexual tendencies, a [[ThreesomeSubtext gay threesome]], ParentalIncest, a man who [[BestialityIsDepraved bred with his dog]] and finally that their dentist raped one of them while they were under anaesthetic.

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* SerialEscalation: Each verse of "I Got it It from Agnes" endeavours to be more controversial than the last, gradually implying DepravedBisexual tendencies, a [[ThreesomeSubtext gay threesome]], ParentalIncest, a man who [[BestialityIsDepraved bred with his dog]] and finally that their dentist raped one of them while they were under anaesthetic.



* ThatMysteriousThing: "I Got It From Agnes" never actually says what "it" is, although the song's humor is based on there being an obvious assumption that can be made.

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* ThatMysteriousThing: "I Got It From from Agnes" never actually says what "it" is, although the song's humor is based on there being an obvious assumption that can be made.



* TheUnfettered: According a review by the New York Times which he proudly quotes: "Mr Lehrer's muse is not fettered by such inhibiting factors as taste".

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* TheUnfettered: According a review by the New ''New York Times Times'' which he proudly quotes: "Mr Lehrer's muse is not fettered by such inhibiting factors as taste".
25th Sep '17 9:42:52 PM CassandraLeo
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** And of course, the ListSong part of "Lobachevsky" also goes along these lines.
--> I have a friend in Minsk
--> Who has a friend in Pinsk
--> Whose friend in Omsk has friend in Tomsk
--> With friend in Akmolinsk
--> His friend in Alexandrovsk
--> Has friend in Petropavlovsk
--> Whose friend somehow
--> Is solving now
--> The problem in Dnepropetrovsk
:: And somehow the return journey adds two cities that weren't in the original sequence.



* ListSong: "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom.

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* ListSong: "I Got It from Agnes": who got it from whom. "Lobachevsky" has two verses that are essentially lists of cities in the old Soviet Union.
25th Sep '17 7:58:20 PM PaulA
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* ThatMysteriousThing: "I Got It From Agnes" never actually says what "it" is, although the song's humor is based on there being an obvious assumption that can be made.
* ToTheTuneOf: "O-U (The Hound Song)", written for ''The Electric Company'', uses "Caro nome" from ''Theatre/{{Rigoletto}}''.



* WithCatlikeTread: "O-U (The Hound Song)" from ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.

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* WithCatlikeTread: "O-U (The Hound Song)" from ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', where a hound sings loudly about how he dare not make a sound.
21st Sep '17 11:26:08 PM PaulA
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-->--'''Tom Lehrer'''

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-->--'''Tom Lehrer'''
-->-- '''Tom Lehrer''', ''Music/TomLehrerRevisited''
21st Sep '17 2:03:19 AM PaulA
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* ParentalIncest: Played for laughs in "I Got It From Agnes" (which is probably about venereal disease) with the lines:
-->Max got it from Edith, who gets it every spring\\
She got it from her daddy, who gives her everything
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