Tom Lehrer: Fight Fiercely, Harvard (studio solo) (1953)





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Published on Jun 11, 2010

The first part of the video (my signature slide) is overlaid by the last bars of "Hail Columbia", which I played on my keyboard. (Sorry about the poor sound quality this time.)

The main part of the song is one of Tom Lehrer's studio solo songs, "Fight Fiercely, Harvard". It is part of Tom's first published album, "Songs by Tom Lehrer". But I obtained the actual music from the box set, "The Remains of Tom Lehrer", which was released in 2000. Enjoy.

And the last part is "The Entertainer". Simply the 'cherry on top'.

Here's the description Tom Lehrer himself made about the song: "Most football fight songs have a tendency to be somewhat uncouth and violent. This one, however, written for the author's Alma Mater, is rather dainty and thus fills a need which has long been felt. [The need was evidently filled, because the Harvard band now plays the song at halftimes and in concerts, just as though it were a traditional Harvard song.]"

Sorry I gave so much information about the music earlier. I don't want to get screwed by stupid WMG again. They are a bunch of arse-holes. And to make sure I am not screwed, have them read the following credits:

Recorded at TRANS-RADIO RECORDINGS, Boston, MA (1/22/53)
Produced by TOM LEHRER
From the album "Songs By Tom Lehrer", Trans-Radio #TR-740/Lehrer
#TLP- 1 [10" LP] (1953); Reissued as Lehrer #TL-101 [12" LP] (1959)
[NOTE: The selections on this album were later re-recorded and issued on an album bearing the same title, as Reprise #RS-6216 (1966)]

"The Remains of Tom Lehrer" Compilation ℗ 2000 Warner Bros. Records Inc. & Rhino Entertainment Company.

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Tom Lehrer
  • Album

    • Comedy Legends UK & USA
  • Licensed by

    • Koch Entertainment (on behalf of Graffiti Classics); ASCAP, and 2 Music Rights Societies


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