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Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements”, animated version

An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer

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The Periodic Table of Elements (missing a few which “haven’t been DIS-CAR-VARD”, to rhyme with HARVARD), as immortalised by singer/songwriter/comedian Tom Lehrer. If you recognise the tune, check your answer below:

And the music was …?

I am the very model of a modern Major General” from the operettaThe Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert &  Sullivan. Here’s a great performance of it by English baritone Andrew Ashwin, recorded in July 2007 at an open air gala concert in Germany:

Strange Random Gilbert & Sullivan Quote:

Things are seldom what they seem,

Skim milk masquerades as cream. – H.M.S. Pinafore

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