RARA-AVIS: Cheerful Noir

Bill Hagen (billha@ionet.net)
Wed, 26 May 1999 09:46:22 -0500 (CDT) Reed writes,

>My father bought a couple of Lehrer records when I was a
>mere tad, and I grossed out all my teachers by singing them in class.
>Still remember most of them, including The Old Dope Peddler, "doing well
>by doing good."

I too remember the prestige one gained by knowing some of these songs by
heart. I taught my whole Scout patrol, "Be Prepared." I credit Lehrer and
early issues of Mad magazine with introducing me to the joys of darkness at
an early age.

We're getting nostalgic; it must be summer again.

Bill Hagen

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