Royalty-Free, I’ll Sing A Song, Rickety-Tickety-Tin

Back when I was at university, I discovered Tom Lehrer. I can’t remember if it was because of the song “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park” or the Dectalk version, but I decided I was going to learn everything I could about him. I went down a great big Tom Lehrer rabbit hole. I bought albums. I read lyrics. I listened to every song I could find. I was pretty certain I knew every Tom Lehrer song there was to know. And then along came Tom Lehrer Songs.com!

Yes, every song I ever knew is on there, but there are so many more. Steve and I were going down the list of songs and we were amazed at how many songs we didn’t recognize.

There is a bunch of downloadable sheet music up there for unrecorded songs. I wish there was a way to convert that sheet music to a midi file so I could know the tune that the lyrics were set to. I know it is possible, but I’m not sure how, and I think this sheet music is just in a PDF.

The weirdest part about this site is apparently it’s only going to be around until 2024. So if you’re a wacko like me and care about obscure stuff like this, go nuts.

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