Murder Ballad Comedy, Part Two: “Lizzie Borden”

Lizzie Borden (1860-1927) Ken here. I’m back again. As it turned out, I had another one in the chute and ready to go. This is our second installment in a short “Murder Ballad Comedy” series. You can read the first installment, on Tom Lehrer’s “The Irish Ballad,” here. “Yesterday in … → read more

Murder Ballad Comedy, Part One: “The Irish Ballad”

Tom Lehrer (r) “Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.”  — E. B. White You’re killing them out there Over the next week or two, we’re going to lighten the mood a little, and focus on comic murder … → read more