Containing Multitudes Since 2004
The loveliest girl in ViennaWas Alma, the smartest as well.Once you picked her up on your antenna,You'd never be free of her spell.Her lovers were many and varied,From the day she began her -- beguine.There were three famous ones whom she married,And God knows how many between.Alma, tell us!All modern women are jealous.Which of your magical wandsGot you Gustav and Walter and Franz?The first one she married was Mahler,Whose buddies all knew him as Gustav.And each time he saw her he'd holler:"Ach, that is the fraulein I moost have!"Their marriage, however, was murder.He'd scream to the heavens above,"I'm writing Das Lied von der Erde,And she only wants to make love!"Tom Lehrer's eloquent paean to an overlooked sexual dynamo.
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