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Tom Lehrer - The Masochism Tango - with intro

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Published on Aug 24, 2009

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Enable 480p and use the arrow icon! "The Masochism Tango" is now REPUBLISHED to celebrate a lot of video views for the first version published to YouTube. Why? Well, to offer the song in slightly better quality. The old version is still on the channel. This song is a typical Tom Lehrer original comment and it 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:

http://home.broadpark.no/~emeyn/tl/ra...

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H-rW_...

In 2008 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 the channel's support page:

http://home.broadpark.no/~emeyn/tl/

© Tom Lehrer

Recording date: September 11th 1967
Format: Ampex Quadruplex PAL 4:3
Status: A very rare recording
Storage: Sony Digital Betacam
2009 YouTube Source: 720 X 576 mp4 with H.264 compression
Production and preservation: The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - the NRK, Norway. More here:

http://www.nrk.no/informasjon/about_t...

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