Tom Lehrer - The Masochism Tango





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Published on Oct 1, 2007

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"The Masochism Tango" was republished in a 4:3 HQ-version in August 2009. The song is a typical Tom Lehrer original comment and this song will live forever. It really is a timeless gem!

In 1998 Lehrer hosted a radio show on BBC Radio 2, stating that he was inspired to write "The Masochism Tango" after hearing Tony Martin singing a song called "Kiss of Fire". You can hear Lehrer talking about the song here:

There is a YouTube version of "Kiss of Fire" with Frankie Laine here:

Lehrer said "OK" to "The Tom Lehrer Wisdom Channel", as long as the performance is not altered and as long as it's free in the YouTube flash video format.

Click on the user name and visit the channel's front page. The channel is Lehrer only. And 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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