Songs and Lyrics

by Tom Lehrer

I, Tom Lehrer, and the Tom Lehrer Trust 2000, hereby grant the following permission:
All the lyrics on this website, whether published or unpublished, copyrighted or uncopyrighted, may be downloaded and used in any manner whatsoever, without requiring any further permission from me or any payment to me or to anyone else.
Some lyrics written by me to copyrighted music by others are included herein, but of course such music may not be used without permission of the copyright owners. (The translated songs may be found in their original languages on YouTube.)
The music of all the songs on this website that were written by me may also be downloaded and used as described above.
In other words, all the lyrics herein and all the music herein that was written by me should be treated as though they were in the public domain.
In particular, permission is hereby granted to anyone to set any of these lyrics to their own music and publish or perform their versions or parodies or distortions of these lyrics without fear of legal action.
(There is no legal way to unilaterally transfer a song into the public domain, so this disclaimer is intended as an end run around the copyright laws.)
Note: This website will be shut down on December 31, 2024, so if you want to download anything, don’t wait too long.


All I Need Is a Job
All is Well
Are There Any Questions?
Baby, Is It Love?
Be Prepared
The Bourgeoisie
Bright College Days
A Christmas Carol
Deep Doodoo
The Derivative Song (dy/dx)
Dodging the Draft at Harvard
Don't Major in Physics
The Elements (incl. Aristotle version)
Fight Fiercely, Harvard
Finch and Dench
The Folk Song Army
Fugue for Scientists
GSAS Alma Mater
George Murphy (incl. The George Murphy Campaign Song and addenda)
Hail Chemistry
(I'm Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica
He's Not the One
Hey, Joe
High School Hymn
The Hunting Song
I Can't Think Why
I Got It from Agnes
I Hold Your Hand in Mine
I Wanna Go Back to Dixie (incl. revised version)
The Ice Cream Tango (incl. scene)
In Old Mexico (incl. revision)
The Irish Ballad
It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier (incl. U.K. version)
A Liter and a Gram
The Love Song of the Physical Anthropologist
MLF Lullaby
(We’re Gonna Put) A Man on the Moon
The Masochism Tango (incl. revision)
The Menu Song
The Mumble Song
My Home Town
N Apostrophe T
National Brotherhood Week
New Math
The Night I Appeared as Macbeth
No Rice
O-U (The Hound Song)
Oedipus Rex
The Old Dope Peddler
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
Polaroid Photography Song
Political Action Song
Post-Thanksgiving Hymn
The Professor's Song - physics version (incl. math version)
s = ½ gt²
Snore, Sniff, & Sneeze
The SAC Song (movie version) (incl. extra lyrics)
Selling Out
Send the Marines (incl. U.K. revision)
Shakespeare Lied
She's My Girl
Silent E (incl. private version)
The Slide Rule Song
Smut (incl. revision)
So Long, Mom
Speed's Song
The Subway Song
Take Me For a Walk
Tango de la Menegilda
Te Amo
Thank Him for Me
That's Mathematics
There’s a Delta for Every Epsilon
The Vatican Rag
We Will All Go Together When We Go
We're Talkin' Algebra
Wernher von Braun
Whatever Became of Hubert? (incl. Look What’s Become of Hubert)
When You Are Old and Gray (incl. verse added for Tomfoolery)
Who's Next?
Why Not Fight? (aka Fight Song)
The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz
The Wild West Is Where I Want to Be
Without an S