A song by Tom Lehrer
, written in 1944. It was performed live during an interview on what is now WMBR
, the MIT
radio station. As usual, Tom Lehrer introduces his own song:
This is a song, though, that I wrote when I first came to Cambridge, 20 years ago. And when I first took the subway ride from Cambridge into Boston, I noticed the subway stations on the line had this interesting property.
H is for my alma mater Harvard,
C is Central, next stop on the line,
K is for the cozy Kendall station, and
C is Charles that overlooks the brine...a-
P is Park St...Pahk Street, busy Boston center, and
W is Washington you see...
Put them all together, they spell...
HCKC... PW... (sounds like somebody spitting)
Which is just about what Boston means to me!