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Will Fly Tom Lehrer makes it to 90 years (20) RE: Tom Lehrer makes it to 90 years 22 Jan 19


One of my heroes - I played his songs incessantly when I got hold of vinyl recordings by him. As I recall, the live album was even more joyous than the studio stuff.

I've heard one or two of his songs performed in folk clubs, but usually with the wrong chords. In his case, nothing compares with the original. Some of my favourite extracts:

"Soon we'll be out, amid the cold world's strife,
Soon we'll be sliding down the razorblade of life..."

"The mariachis would serenade,
And would not shut up 'til they were paid.
We ate, we drank, and we were merry,
And we got typhoid and dysentery."


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