Who Sang The Old Dope Peddler? Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer Songs by Tom Lehrer cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1953-3
Genre: Pop Stage & Screen
Style: Music Hall/Vocal/Comedy
length: 1:27
producer: Tom Lehrer
vocal: Tom Lehrer
piano: Tom Lehrer
Lyrics
When the shades of night are falling,
Comes a fellow ev'ryone knows,
It's the old dope peddler,
Spreading joy wherever he goes.
Ev'ry evening you will find him,
Around our neighborhood.
It's the old dope peddler
Doing well by doing good.

He gives the kids free samples,
Because he knows full well
That today's young innocent faces
Will be tomorrow's clientele.
Here's a cure for all your troubles,
Here's an end to all distress.
It's the old dope peddler
With his powdered ha-happiness.



Tracklist
10" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fight Fiercely, Harvard
  • 2 The Old Dope Peddler
  • 3 Be Prepared
  • 4 The Wild West Is Where I Want to Be
  • 5 I Wanna Go Back to Dixie
  • 6 Lobachevsky
  • 7 The Irish Ballad
  • 8 The Hunting Song
  • 9 My Home Town
  • 10 When You Are Old and Gray
  • 11 I Hold Your Hand in Mine
  • 12 The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz

  • Release information
    label: Lehrer Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Vinyl
    script: Latin