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-->''A few years ago I worked for a while at the Los Alamos scientific laboratory in New Mexico. I had a job there as a spy. Now, I guess you know that the staff out there at that time was composed almost exclusively of spies... of one persuasion or another.''

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-->''A -->"A few years ago I worked for a while at the Los Alamos scientific laboratory in New Mexico. I had a job there as a spy. Now, I guess you know that the staff out there at that time was composed almost exclusively of spies... of one persuasion or another.''"


''Songs by Tom Lehrer'' is the first album of songs by humorous songwriter Music/TomLehrer, released in 1953. Lehrer wrote these songs when he was a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Harvard and recorded them in a one-hour session at a studio for rent in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. Since Lehrer, paying for the release out of pocket, only put out 400 copies, the original album was extremely rare for years, although it got a British release in 1958 and Lehrer recorded a new version of the album for his then-current label, Creator/RepriseRecords, in 1966. Since then it's been reissued several times, allowing many more to experience the Joy of Tom.

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''Songs by Tom Lehrer'' is the first album of songs by humorous songwriter Music/TomLehrer, released in 1953. Lehrer wrote these songs when he was a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Harvard and recorded them in a one-hour session at a studio for rent in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. Since Lehrer, paying for the release out of pocket, only put out 400 copies, the original album was extremely rare for years, although it got a British release on Creator/DeccaRecords in 1958 and Lehrer recorded a new version of the album for his then-current label, Creator/RepriseRecords, in 1966. Since then it's been reissued several times, allowing many more to experience the Joy of Tom.


''Songs by Tom Lehrer'' is the first album of songs by humorous songwriter Music/TomLehrer, released in 1953. Lehrer wrote these songs when he was a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Harvard and recorded them in a one hour session at a studio for rent in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. Since Lehrer, paying for the release out of pocket, only put out 400 copies, the original album was extremely rare for years, although it got a British release in 1958 and Lehrer recorded a new version of the album for his then-current label, Creator/RepriseRecords, in 1966. Since then it's been reissued several times, allowing many more to experience the Joy of Tom.

In 1960, a LiveAlbum featuring the same songs with additional banter between them was issued in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. The U.K. version was titled ''Tom Lehrer Revisited'' and was assembled from performances recorded November 23 and 24, 1959 at the Kresge Auditorium of MIT in Cambridge, MA; this version was the only one to be released on CD. The Australian version was titled ''Tom Lehrer Discovers Australia (and Vice-Versa)'' and used performances recorded March 21, 1960 in Melbourne and May 4, 1960 in Sydney. The U.S. version used the same title and almost the same cover as the U.K. version, but used the MIT performances on side 1 and the Australian performances on side 2. All three versions had different track sequences.

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''Songs by Tom Lehrer'' is the first album of songs by humorous songwriter Music/TomLehrer, released in 1953. Lehrer wrote these songs when he was a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Harvard and recorded them in a one hour one-hour session at a studio for rent in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. Since Lehrer, paying for the release out of pocket, only put out 400 copies, the original album was extremely rare for years, although it got a British release in 1958 and Lehrer recorded a new version of the album for his then-current label, Creator/RepriseRecords, in 1966. Since then it's been reissued several times, allowing many more to experience the Joy of Tom.

In 1960, a LiveAlbum featuring the same songs with additional banter between them was issued in the U.S., the U.K. , and Australia. The U.K. version was titled ''Tom Lehrer Revisited'' and was assembled from performances recorded November 23 and 24, 1959 at the Kresge Auditorium of MIT in Cambridge, MA; this version was the only one to be released on CD. The Australian version was titled ''Tom Lehrer Discovers Australia (and Vice-Versa)'' and used performances recorded March 21, 1960 1960, in Melbourne and May 4, 1960 1960, in Sydney. The U.S. version used the same title and almost the same cover as the U.K. version, but used the MIT performances on side 1 and the Australian performances on side 2. All three versions had different track sequences.



!!Tracklist [[note]]This is the running order of the original 1953 release. The 1958 British release, the various live albums and the 1966 re-recording had all the same songs, but sequenced them differently.[[/note]]

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!!Tracklist [[note]]This is the running order of the original 1953 release. The 1958 British release, the various live albums albums, and the 1966 re-recording had all the same songs, songs but sequenced them differently.[[/note]]



-->''Since I still appreciate you,''\\

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-->''Since --->''Since I still appreciate you,''\\



* CoverAlbum: A cover of the entire album was recorded by one Jack Eljan circa 1954, when the genuine article was only available by mail order from Lehrer himself and thus a bit hard to find. [[SdrawkcabName Eljan]] was actually a pseudonym for Jack Nagle, who hid his identity because he was embarrassed with recording songs he felt were beneath him.

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* CoverAlbum: A cover of the entire album was recorded by one Jack Eljan circa 1954, 1954 when the genuine article was only available by mail order from Lehrer himself and thus a bit hard to find. [[SdrawkcabName Eljan]] was actually a pseudonym for Jack Nagle, who hid his identity because he was embarrassed with recording songs he felt were beneath him.



* {{Fingore}}: The intro of "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" takes IKissYourHand in an unexpected direction, and it just gets worse from there..

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* {{Fingore}}: The intro of "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" takes IKissYourHand in an unexpected direction, and it just gets worse from there..there...



* SkewedPriorities: The VillainProtagonist of "Irish Ballad" thinks that lying is more of an issue than killing her entire family, since when the police come by to investigate the murders, she admits them so as not to lie.

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* SkewedPriorities: The VillainProtagonist of "Irish Ballad" thinks that lying is more of an issue than killing her entire family, family since when the police come by to investigate the murders, she admits them so as not to lie.


* {{Fingore}}: The intro of "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" takes IKissYourhand in an unexpected direction, and it just gets worse from there..

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* {{Fingore}}: The intro of "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" takes IKissYourhand IKissYourHand in an unexpected direction, and it just gets worse from there..


* {{Fingore}}: "I Hold Your Hand in Mine":

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* {{Fingore}}: The intro of "I Hold Your Hand in Mine":Mine" takes IKissYourhand in an unexpected direction, and it just gets worse from there..



* IKissYourHand: Taken an unexpected direction in "I Hold Your Hand in Mine":
-->I hold your hand in mine, dear\\
I press it to my lips\\
I take a healthy bite\\
From your dainty fingertips



-->For many years now, Mr. Danny Kaye, who has been my particular idol since childbirth, has been doing a routine about the great Russian director Stanislavsky and the secret of success in the acting profession. And I thought it would be interesting to st-- to ''adapt'' this idea to the field of mathematics.

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-->For many years now, Mr. Danny Kaye, Music/DannyKaye, who has been my particular idol since childbirth, has been doing a routine about the great Russian director Stanislavsky and the secret of success in the acting profession. And I thought it would be interesting to st-- to ''adapt'' this idea to the field of mathematics.

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* CoverAlbum: A cover of the entire album was recorded by one Jack Eljan circa 1954, when the genuine article was only available by mail order from Lehrer himself and thus a bit hard to find. [[SdrawkcabName Eljan]] was actually a pseudonym for Jack Nagle, who hid his identity because he was embarrassed with recording songs he felt were beneath him.


!!Tracklist[[note]]This is the running order of the original 1953 release. The 1958 British release and the 1966 re-recording had all the same songs, but sequenced them differently.[[/note]]

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!!Tracklist[[note]]This !!Tracklist [[note]]This is the running order of the original 1953 release. The 1958 British release release, the various live albums and the 1966 re-recording had all the same songs, but sequenced them differently.[[/note]]


The 1960 LiveAlbum ''Tom Lehrer Revisited'' contains the same songs, with additional banter between them.

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The 1960 In 1960, a LiveAlbum featuring the same songs with additional banter between them was issued in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. The U.K. version was titled ''Tom Lehrer Revisited'' contains and was assembled from performances recorded November 23 and 24, 1959 at the Kresge Auditorium of MIT in Cambridge, MA; this version was the only one to be released on CD. The Australian version was titled ''Tom Lehrer Discovers Australia (and Vice-Versa)'' and used performances recorded March 21, 1960 in Melbourne and May 4, 1960 in Sydney. The U.S. version used the same songs, with additional banter between them.
title and almost the same cover as the U.K. version, but used the MIT performances on side 1 and the Australian performances on side 2. All three versions had different track sequences.

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* GratuitousPanning: The 1966 re-recording was done because Reprise wanted to have the songs in stereo. On that recording, the vocals are on the extreme left and the piano on the extreme right, making it seem like Lehrer either had six feet long arms or had a different pianist play along as he sang.


And put my white sheet on again,\\

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And put my [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan white sheet sheet]] on again,\\


-->''With Creator/IngridBergman ''[or Creator/MarilynMonroe, Creator/BrigitteBardot, or Doris Day, depending on the version]'' playing the part of Hypotenuse.''

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-->''With Creator/IngridBergman ''[or Creator/MarilynMonroe, Creator/BrigitteBardot, or Doris Day, Creator/DorisDay, depending on the version]'' playing the part of Hypotenuse.''

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* SkewedPriorities: The VillainProtagonist of "Irish Ballad" thinks that lying is more of an issue than killing her entire family, since when the police come by to investigate the murders, she admits them so as not to lie.


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

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-->''With Ingrid Bergman Creator/IngridBergman ''[or Bridget Bardot]'' Creator/MarilynMonroe, Creator/BrigitteBardot, or Doris Day, depending on the version]'' playing the part of Hypotenuse.''

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-->He gives the kids free samples,\\
Because he knows full well\\
That today's young innocent faces\\
Will be tomorrow's clientele.


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* ThePigPen: In "My Home Town":
-->The guy that taught us math\\
Who never took a bath\\
Acquired a certain measure of renown


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* TheSecretOfLongPorkPies: In "My Home Town", the topping on "each banana split" sold at the drugstore is made from the ground-up corpse of the store owner's mother in law.


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* TriggerHappy: The protagonist of "The Hunting Song" describes his method as "when something moves, you shoot", which goes a long way toward explaining the trophies he brings home.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: The protagonist of "The Irish Ballad" murders her mother and father (along with the rest of her immediate family).


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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: In "Lobachevsky", the narrator mentions having to write a paper on the subject of "Analytic and Algebraic Topology of Locally Euclidean Metrization of Infinitely Differentiable Riemannian Manifold". As a bonus, what with Lehrer knowing his subject when it comes to mathematics, this is not just a bunch of big words strung together but an actual topic that someone in Lobachevsky's field might work on.
* SouthernGentleman: One of the targets in "I Wanna Go Back to Dixie".
-->I wanna talk with southern gentlemen\\
And put my white sheet on again,\\
I ain't seen one good lynchin' in years!
* StealingTheCredit: The secret to success, according to "Lobachevsky".
-->My name in Dnepropetrovsk is cursed\\
When he finds out I published first!

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