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Author Topic: Tom Lehrer just copyleft all of his lyrics, apparently  (Read 11893 times)


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And even made a website for it:

I, Tom Lehrer, and the Tom Lehrer Trust 2000, hereby grant the following permission:

All the lyrics on this website, whether published or unpublished, copyrighted or uncopyrighted, may be downloaded and used in any manner whatsoever, without requiring any further permission from me or any payment to me or to anyone else.

Some lyrics written by Tom Lehrer to copyrighted music by others are included herein, but of course such music may not be used without permission of the copyright owners. (The translated songs may be found in their original languages on YouTube.)

In other words, all the lyrics herein should be treated as though they were in the public domain.

In particular, permission is hereby granted to anyone to set any of these lyrics to their own music and publish or perform their versions without fear of legal action.

This permission applies only to the lyrics on this website. Most of the music written by Tom Lehrer will be added gradually later with further disclaimers.

Note: This website will be shut down on December 31, 2024, so if you want to download anything, donít wait too long.

EDIT: There's also sheet music for all the ones I have checked.
« Last Edit: 23 Oct 2020, 05:41 by zmeiat_joro »
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Re: Tom Leher just copyleft all of his lyrics, apparently
« Reply #1 on: 23 Oct 2020, 03:52 »

a real-ass gaddam sword
"Broken swords and dragon bones scattered on the way back home."

Too stubborn to die, just like the rest of my family.

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« Reply #2 on: 23 Oct 2020, 05:47 »

Let no one else's work evade your eyes.
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
So don't shade your eyes,
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize---
The glans, shaft, and testes had yet to be soldered together. (Probably due to Google.)
Quote from: Neil Young (Sixty to Zero, ∂5)
Now the jailhouse was empty
All the criminals were gone
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