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Alma

Song info

"Alma" (1990) on the album That Was the Year That Was(1990).

"Alma" Videos

Tom Lehrer: Alma (concert live) (1965)
Tom Lehrer: Alma (concert live) (1965)
Alma
Alma
Alma Mahler ~ "The loveliest girl in Vienna was Alma, the smartest as well".wmv
Alma Mahler ~ "The loveliest girl in Vienna was Alma, the smartest as well".wmv
Conductor David Zinman Sings "Alma" By Tom Lehrer
Conductor David Zinman Sings "Alma" By Tom Lehrer
Alma
Alma
Tom Lehrer Full Copenhagen Performance
Tom Lehrer Full Copenhagen Performance
Tom Lehrer: Bright College Days (concert live) (1959)
Tom Lehrer: Bright College Days (concert live) (1959)
Tom Lehrer: Wernher Von Braun (concert live) (1965)
Tom Lehrer: Wernher Von Braun (concert live) (1965)
Tom Lehrer: Fight Fiercely, Harvard (concert live) (1960)
Tom Lehrer: Fight Fiercely, Harvard (concert live) (1960)
Tom Lehrer: Oedipus Rex (studio solo) (1959)
Tom Lehrer: Oedipus Rex (studio solo) (1959)
Tom Lehrer - Smut - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967
Tom Lehrer - Smut - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967
Tom Lehrer - The MLF Lullaby - with intro
Tom Lehrer - The MLF Lullaby - with intro
Tom Lehrer - Lobachevsky (with lyrics) '1953
Tom Lehrer - Lobachevsky (with lyrics) '1953
Tom Lehrer - Wernher von Braun - with intro - widescreen
Tom Lehrer - Wernher von Braun - with intro - widescreen
Tom Lehrer: The Irish Ballad (studio solo) (1953)
Tom Lehrer: The Irish Ballad (studio solo) (1953)
Tom Lehrer - That's Mathematics
Tom Lehrer - That's Mathematics
Tom Lehrer - The Irish Ballad - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967
Tom Lehrer - The Irish Ballad - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967
Tom Lehrer - The Vatican Rag - fabulous version - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967
Tom Lehrer - The Vatican Rag - fabulous version - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967
Tom Lehrer - Who's Next - with intro
Tom Lehrer - Who's Next - with intro
All of Tom Lehrer PLAYLIST
All of Tom Lehrer PLAYLIST

Lyrics

Last december 13th, there appeared in the newspapers the juiciest, spiciest, raciest obituary that has ever been my pleasure to read. it was that of a lady name alma mahler gropius werfel who ha
Her lifetime, managed to acquire as lovers practically all of the top creative men in central europe, and, among these lovers, who were listed in the obituary, by the way, which was what made i
Interesting, there were three whom she went so far as to marry.

One of the leading composers of the day: gustav mahler, composer of das lied von der erde and other light classics. one of the leading architects: walter gropius of the bauhaus school of design.
One of the leading writers: franz werfel, author of the song of bernadette and other masterpieces. it's people like that who make you realize how little you've accomplished. it is a sobering tho
For example, that when mozart was my age he had been dead for two years. it seemed to me, I'm reading this obituary, that the story of alma was the stuff of which ballads should be made so here
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The loveliest girl in vienna
Was alma, the smartest as well.
Once you picked her up on your antenna,
You'd never be free of her spell.

Her lovers were many and varied,
From the day she began her -- beguine.
There were three famous ones whom she married,
And God knows how many between.

Alma, tell us!
All modern women are jealous.
Which of your magical wands
Got you gustav and walter and franz?

The first one she married was mahler,
Whose buddies all knew him as gustav.
And each time he saw her he'd holler:
"ach, that is the fraulein I moost have!"

Their marriage, however, was murder.
He'd scream to the heavens above,
"i'm writing das lied von der erde,
And she only wants to make love!"

Alma, tell us!
All modern women are jealous.
You should have a statue in b
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