"An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer" Reprise/Warner Bros. Records 27435, 1959.
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Irreverence is easy - what's hard is wit.
He entered Harvard at age 15, having skipped several grades. Everyone applying for admission to Harvard was required to include an example of their written work. Lehrer submitted a long verse, in the style of W.S. Gilbert
& Arthur Sullivan
, which concluded: "I will leave movie thrillers/And watch caterpillars/Get born and pupated and larva'd/And I'll work like a slave/And always behave/And maybe ...