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Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer

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ALMA
BE PREPARED 2
BRIGHT COLLEGE DAYS
CHRISTMAS TIME
CLEMENTINE (2)
ELEPHANTS (The Force of Habit---ROUND)
FIGHT FIERCELY, HARVARD!
HUNTING SONG
I WANNA GO BACK TO DIXIE
I'LL HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE
IN OLD MEXICO
LOBACHEVSKY
MASOCHISM TANGO
MY HOME TOWN
NEW MATH
OEDIPUS REX (2)
POISONING PIGEONS IN THE PARK
POLLUTION
PROUD TO BE A SOLDIER
SMUT
SO LONG, MOM
THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
THE FOLK SONG ARMY
THE FORMULARY SONG
THE IRISH BALLAD (RICKETY TICKETY TIN)
THE OLD DOPE PEDDLER
THE RED LINE SONG
THE WIENER SCHNITZEL WALTZ
THE WILD WEST IS WHERE I WANT TO BE
VATICAN RAG
WE WILL ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO
WERNHER VON BRAUN
WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND GREY


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Thompson
Date: 24 Apr 17 - 01:27 AM

Thanks, LFFreddie. Hmm, not one of his more sparkling efforts.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 24 Apr 17 - 01:17 AM

Oedipus Rex


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Thompson
Date: 24 Apr 17 - 12:36 AM

By the way, what are the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Thompson
Date: 24 Apr 17 - 12:35 AM

DaveRo How we know how the ancients pronounced Latin - to my intense irritation, since I love "church Latin" pronunciation (rejeena chaylie rather than regh-eyna koylie) - because a bunch of anal retentive academics scoured through ancient texts to find rhymes, and even found complaints about wrong pronunciations. So the British pronunciation is more accurate in relation to how the ancients spoke than the French or Italian pronunciation.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Apr 17 - 03:05 PM

The 'z' is pronounced more like the 'j' in the French 'je'.
But the first syllable is definitely 'eee' and not 'eh'.

Do Americans say 'Edd-eema' for oedema? And 'esstrogen' for 'oestrogen'? Very interesting to me; I love linguistic differences.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: DaveRo
Date: 23 Apr 17 - 02:44 PM

More of a 'th' than a 'z' I would have thought. (BTW I read today that 'th' is disappearing from English English.)

I see that modern Greeks seem to call him 'Eethipothos' or something like that: Οιδίποδας But maybe I misunderstand that page - it's 50 years since I studied ancient Greek!

How the ancients pronounced it, who knows? How do we know that a Latin V is pronounced W?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Apr 17 - 12:59 PM

Actually, the Greeks themselves pronounce it "Eeez-EE-poosh" (!!) so the initial syllable is 'eeee'. Sorry if it's stuffy and British, but there you are.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: GUEST,Lou Judson
Date: 23 Apr 17 - 11:37 AM

Eddipus is the normal American English pronumciation. EEdipus sounds hopelessly stuffy and Brrritish.

It is from Greek - how would it sound in the original?

Love Tom Lehrer, and it makes me sad that so many people now have never heard of him.

"I hold your hand in mine" and "The rose between your teeth" and "Life is like a sewer" and "When Mozart was my age..." once got guffaws and belly laughs. Now they gte puzzled looks and require explanation. Getting old is tough.

So keep singing his songs!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Apr 17 - 04:37 PM

Thank You !!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 06:38 AM

Hi LF

There's a download of the sheet music available (at a price)
here.

It shows the first page as a sample.

There's a descending bass and it goes through C, Cmaj7, C7, C6 then the same sequence but with B flat chords, then A flat chords, then G chords (except instead of G6 it's Gm7flattened5. It returns to the C chords sequence, then B flat chords then the page runs out!

LFF


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 06:11 AM

It's on Youtube Leadfingers. Can you listen to it and then try to copy the chords?
By the way, (I've just listened to it) why does he pronounce it 'Eddipus'? Surely it's 'Eedipus'? As in oestrogen ('eestrogen') and oedema ('eedema')
Very funny song though. I like his Vatican Rag best of all.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 04:37 AM

Refresh


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Subject: Chord Req: Oedipus Rex - Tom Lehrer
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Apr 17 - 07:27 AM

Despite having FOUR books of Tom Lehrer songs , the only one that has Oedipus Rex only has the Lyrics and NO Chords or dots ! Looking on line has a couple of sites with chords , but NOT in the right place for the music . Can anyone help please ?


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