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Tom Lehrer releases all songs into public domain #music

🕘︎ - 2023-01-01

Tom Lehrer is a pretty cool old dude - he released a statement on November 1, 2022:

I, Tom Lehrer, and the Tom Lehrer Trust 2007, hereby grant the following permissions:

All copyrights to lyrics or music written or composed by me have been relinquished, and therefore such songs are now in the public domain.

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In short, I no longer retain any rights to any of my songs.

So help yourselves, and don’t send me any money.

Go grab those sound files, lyrics, and sheet music while you can: tomlehrersongs.com.

I have definitely been humming:

"Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department!" says Wernher von Braun.

to myself.

Ok, now I'm off poisoning pigeons in the park, bye bye.

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