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Evil Parent tricks

So, babies (I have discovered) learn the music they hear frequently in the car.

I am certain that aiden_freeman will have the lyrics to S.J. Tucker's Sirens down before he is 18 months.

So, to be subversive, I've decided to play fun music with complex lyrics. In order that he hopefully tries to learn them.

This is my short list so far. I'm looking for suggestions:

"It's the End of the World as we Know It" - REM
"We Didn't Start the Fire" - Billy Joel
"The Elements" - Tom Lehrer
"Lobachevsky" - Tom Lehrer
"Modern Major General" - Gilbert and Sullivan

I figure, something from Sondheim... not sure what.


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Not familiar with this one

I will must to have be look-checking...

Pulls up iTunes.

Re: Not familiar with this one

Re: Not familiar with this one

While I like long spoken patter,

I think "Alice's restaurant" style monolgues are a rite of passage that each wandering minstrel must come upon and tackle of their own volition ;)

Re: Not familiar with this one

Where have you been? This was all over the radio several years ago. (The version on the radio was only the patter with it's background music. This video has a singing break that was added after the fact afik.)

I prefer "Ponderous" myself.

Me... I have been avoiding pop radio since I worked in the industry from 88-91. I get music by referrel only.

It is sort of like how othere don't watch TV until it releases on DVD

Re: Not familiar with this one

We listen to Alices Restaurant every Thanksgiving. Family tradition. My mother gave both my sister and me a copy on CD when we bought our own homes.

Well, Hello stranger!

And 93. It's been a very long time.

I love Alice's restaurant, but it really needs to be discovered by accident, I think ;)

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