Tom Lehrer Lyrics


I'd like to introduce now the featured artist of this page.
I'm sure that you'll all agree without any hesitation that
Tom Lehrer is the most brilliant creative genius that
America has produced in almost 200 years, so perhaps a few
words of biographical background might not be amiss.
Endowed by nature with perhaps the most glorious baritone
voice to be heard on an American stage since the memorable
concert debut in 1835 of Millard Fillmore; endowed also
with twelve incredibly agile fingers; Mr. Lehrer has had a
long and varied career More...


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most amazing song listened for class | Reviewer: kay lyan
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

so last year in my 6th grade class my teacher play this for us so I listen to it and I found another one and both of them are now stuck in my head so in 8th or 9th grade I don't have to worry about remembering the elements

Totally awesome! | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

OMG, best song ever!! My chemistry teacher said the one that learns the whole song could get a ten in chemistry without getting anything right in the upcoming tests!! Looking forward to the ones who will try ;)

If only.. | Reviewer: David
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

If only they found a way to incorporate the new elements into the song. They (the new elements) have really complex names, like Ununoctium e.t.c. It would make the song even funnier.

re iritated 5/19/14 | Reviewer: poor Student
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

I know what you mean, however this song was written more than 50 years ago... Not only have several more elements been discovered, but to include them in the song now would require a complete rewrite, 3 or 4 extra verses, and about 3 years additional work n to make sure it scans properly... That's saying nothing of whether man-made elements should be included our just the naturally occurring ones... There's often a reason you don't mess with the classics... Is like rewriting Wacko's countries of the world song to include North and South Sudan, the channel islands, plus however many countries have either gained independence or change their name since the early 1990s...

Wicked! | Reviewer: Alpha
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

I laughed so hard when I found this song, it's awesome! My Science teacher said that when we learn about the elements she'd play this song, and I'm looking forward to it :D Well done Mr. Lehrer, you made a good song :)

marge | Reviewer: the memories
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

I remember my chemistry teacher used to play that song and now that I saw a quote from Google I searched it up and brought memories from then ..... its funny and fast though

Irritated | Reviewer: Minions
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

I have always loved this song, but I am disappointed by the fact that many new elements are not included in this song. Well....not exactly disappointed, more irritated really. When I was younger I thought it would be cool if included sing this song in my head during a science test and ace it, but though I now know there is more to a test than that, I have still clung to that fantasy that this song was wholesome and holy. I have worshipped it and thought it awesome....UNTIL I learned that it was missing some parts. *sniffle*

love it so funny | Reviewer: singer
    ------ About the song The Elements performed by Tom Lehrer

so funny lol. the last part: there's earth and air and fire and water. totally made me laugh. though I'm only like gr.4 I always wanted to know how to mem. the periodic table. addicted to this song love it love it love it! btw, u guys should see the new math song

There is no studio version... | Reviewer: Shirley Dulcey
    ------ About the song National Brotherhood Week performed by Tom Lehrer

National Brotherhood Week is from Tom Lehrer's final album, That Was The Year That Was. Unlike his previous two albums, which have both studio and live versions, there is only a live album made at the hungry i in San Francisco.

Lehrer often revised his songs to update them or to cater to local audiences. We hear that in the video above, where Cassius Clay and Mrs Wallace dance cheek to cheek instead of Lena Horne and Sheriff Clark.

Re: Correction ... | Reviewer: David F
    ------ About the song National Brotherhood Week performed by Tom Lehrer

Marty, I believe the version here is what's on the sheet music. If you heard something different on a recording, it's possible he made a mistake in that particular performance. That's relatively unlikely if it was one of his (very careful) studio recordings, but such things happen all the time in live performances.


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