Tom Lehrer - Send the Marines





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Published on Oct 1, 2007


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Yes, if you buy that series on DVD you will own a broadcast quality copy of this song from one of the rarest video recordings ever published on YouTube.

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Lehrer said "OK" to "The Tom Lehrer Wisdom Channel" on YouTube, as long as the performance is not altered and as long as it's free for online viewing only.

One YouTube user suggested that the word "Marines" should have a capital letter M. It has been changed in the title on the page. The video has also been republished with the title spelled right and in widescreen. Check under video responses, or click the user name and visit the channel's front page.

The channel is Lehrer only. Here is a link to a NEW channel support page:


© Tom Lehrer

Recording date: September 11th 1967
Format: Ampex Quadruplex PAL 4:3
Status: A very rare recording
Storage: Sony Digital Betacam
Production and preservation: The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - the NRK, Norway. More here:



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