A Conversation for Tom Lehrer - Satirical Singer and Songwriter
Ah, Then there's my Favorite: The Irish Ballad
FordsTowel Started conversation Oct 23, 2006
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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