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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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more, and yeah, I admit I googled for the showtunes ;)

Twisted - Joni Mitchell or Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross.

Getting Married Today from Company (that's my Sondheim suggestion)

The Nightmare Song from Iolanthe (that's G&S again, here's a sample:

When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is taboo’d by anxiety

I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in, without impropriety;

For your brain is on fire - the bedclothes conspire of usual slumber to plunder you:

First your counterpane goes, and uncovers your toes, and your sheet slips demurely from under you;

Then the blanketing tickles - you feel like mixed pickles - so terribly sharp is the pricking,

And you’re hot, and you’re cross, and you tumble and toss till there’s nothing twixt you and the ticking.


Cole Porter's Mad Dogs and Englishmen...

Kurt Weill's Tschaikovsky from Lady In the Dark...

My Mother's Wedding Day from Brigadoon...

Noel Coward's Nina:

She said I hate to be pedantic but I’m driven nearly frantic when I see that unromantic sycophantic lot of sluts…

Forever wriggling their guts…It drives me absolutely nuts!

She refused to Begin the Beguine when they besot her to…

And with language profane and obscene she cursed the man who taught her to…

She cursed Cole Porter, too!

Both sides of the coin


Edwin Drood

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