Friday, 18 July 2008

The Saint Song

As a child of the 60's, 70's, and beyond, I remember hearing Tom Lehrer belt out tunes on albums from "Wehrner von Braun" to "The Vatican Rag" to "National Brotherhood Week."  One of those memorable ditties was "The Elements Song," in which Tom went through all of the known elements up to that time sung to the tune of Gilbert & Sullivan's, "I am the very model of a Modern Major General."

The trials and tribulations of the Saints and how they sought and achieved holiness has been an interest of mine for quite some time, especially those Saints that we as physicians look to for patronage - Luke, Cosmas and Damien, Pantaleone, etc.  I thought of a way recently to introduce others to the Saints, in a "Lehrer-esque" manner.  This is the result.  Hope you like it.