Talk:Tom Lehrer

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  • If anyone disagrees with anything I say, I am quite prepared not only to retract it, but also to deny under oath that I ever said it.

This is an actual quote, although slightly paraphrased. The exact quote from the LP cover of "That Was The Year That Was" is:

"If anyone should object to any statement I make I am quite prepared not only to retract it but also to deny under oath that I ever made it."

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I thought there was a good chance it was genuine - it sounds like something he'd say - which is why I didn't delete it out of hand; but my copy of TWTYTW is in a box set with different liner notes, so I've only just had a chance to confirm it. The copy of TWTYTW I have in front of me has slightly different wording again, so I've gone with that. --Paul A 12:13, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Selling out[edit]

I found this on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDyFuDxA-I with the eminently quotable lines:

It's so nice to have integrity
I'll tell you why
If you really have integrity
It means your price is very high

but I'm not going to put it in until I figure out how and when and whether this song was released so that I can attribute it properly. --Slashme (talk) 10:54, 27 October 2013 (UTC)