A Conversation for Tom Lehrer - Satirical Singer and Songwriter

Ah, Then there's my Favorite: The Irish Ballad

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I'm kind of surprised that Lehrer's dark wit was discussed, and yet no mention was made of what must have been his darkest number: The Irish Ballad (complete with the nonsense verse: "Sing rickety-tickety-tin").

It goes much further than simply cutting off a loved ones hand, and it went over great on local 'Gong shows'! (Probably because the end admonishes the audience that: "You've yourself to blame if it's too long; you should never have let me begin".)

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