"GSAS (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)"
These lyrics are posted here with permission from Tom Lehrer. You are encouraged to download them for your own use, and to notify others of the URL (web address) for this page, or the more general URL of this site. You may not post the lyrics elsewhere on the internet, nor sell copies. All other rights are reserved.
Because the original tune is under copyright, we are not posting the recording of the Physical Revue version here. (Please come back in 2026, when the copyright on the original tune expires. It will be worth it, because this song is just delightful!) However, you can get a fair sense of how the song works by starting this video of the original, and then following along with the lyrics below (starting with "Song begins"). Note that in the video, they sing the bridge through twice, whereas it only appears once in the Lehrer version. Also, in the video they go on to sing the bridge again after verse 2, which doesn't happen in the Lehrer lyrics.
Introductory dialog (spoken by Lew Branscomb):
Let me also say, I hope that each and every one,
So let us take a moment now to make that resolution,
Note that the song is set into two bar (two measure) patterns, as indicated. The text in the column labelled "pickup to first bar" really fits tempo-wise at the end of the preceding second bar.
Song begins (sung by the entire cast, guitar by Robert Welker):
Background image: covers from some of Tom Lehrer's albums