All of the songs of musician and math-teacher and nonagenarian Tom Lehrer are now in the public domain (at this link). His mathy item, "The Derivative Song," was included here in an early post in this blog. Today I have particularly enjoyed his "Political Action Song" which begins with these words:
Now when it comes to anything political,
We're int'rested, we're militant, we're critical.
Though it's not quite evident
Who we represent,
We take stands and issue statements by the score.
Ev'ry candidate, we know,
Though he won't admit it's so,
Would give anything to be the one we're for, we're for,
Would give anything to be the one we're for. . . .
|Lehrer's complete "New Math" lyrics are available here.|