Tom Lehrer: The Hunting Song (studio solo) (1953)





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Uploaded on Jun 30, 2010

The first part of the video (my signature slide) is overlaid by the final bars of "Der er et yndigt land", which I played on my keyboard.

The main part of the song is one of Tom Lehrer's studio solo songs, "The Hunting Song". 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 main theme of "The Phantom of the Opera", by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Simply the 'cherry on top', and my personal song.

Here's the description Tom Lehrer himself made about the song: "During the hunting season one finds countless items in the news concerning individuals who have shot other individuals under the impression that the latter were deer, rabbits, squirrels, or other fauna. This song is written to herald this encouraging new trend in a grand old sport. [Not only have my views on hunting not changed since I wrote this song, but it is equally bewildering to me that evidently there are grown men who take pride in their ability to outwit a fish.]"

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.


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