Tom Lehrer: Send in the Marines

Written by Naomi Louisa O'Connell


In category: Song of the Day

Published February 22, 2017

From the ultimate satirist, Tom Lehrer.

For might makes right
Until they’ve seen the light
They’ve got to be protected
All their rights respected
’Til somebody WE like can be elected.

Start the video at 00:20 to skip some dead screen time.  And if you want to hear more of Tom Lehrer’s razor-sharp wit, this blog post published a great compilation of his most cynical songs.

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Hailed by The New York Times as “radiant,” Irish mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell deftly balances her love of opera with that of art song, musical theater and popular song with repertoire ranging from Schumann, Strauss and Ravel to Bernstein, Gershwin and Randy Newman. An alumna of the NYFOS@Juilliard residency, Naomi returns to NYFOS this week in Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight on Tuesday, February 21 at Merkin Concert Hall. To follow Naomi on Facebook, click here.


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