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Doctor Freud, song lyrics

Song: Doctor Freud
Lyrics: David Lazar(1)

Music: David Lazar(1)
Year: 1951
Genre: Folk, Comedy
Country: USA

Oh it happened in Vienna,
Not so very long ago,
When no enough foks were getting sick;
That a starving young physician
Tried to better his position,
By discovering what made his patients tick.

Oh, Doctor Freud, Oh, Doctor Freud,(2)
How we wish you had been differently employed,
For ths set of circumstances
Sure enhances the finances,
Of the followers of Doctor Sigmund Freud.

He forgot about sclerosis,
But invented the psychosis,
Plus a hundred ways that sex could be enjoyed,
He adopted as his credo:
"Down repression, up libido!"
And that was the start of Doctor Sigmund Freud.
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He analyzed the dreams,
Of the teens and the libertines,
And he substituted monologues for pills,
He drew crowds just like Wells-Saddler(3),
When along came Jung(4) and Adler,(5)
And they said, "by God, there's gold in them thar (h)ills"

They encountered no resistance,
As they served as Freud's assistants,
And with Ego and with Id they deftly toyed,
And instead of toting bedpans,
They bore analytic deadpans,
Those ambitious Doctors Adler, Jung and Freud,
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Now the big three have departed,
But not so that thing they started,
For it's carried on by many a goodly band,
And to trauma, shock and war shock,
Someone went and added Rorschach(6),
Now the thing has got completely out of hand.


1 - If you have any information on David Lazar was, please let us know. Thank you.

2 - Sigmund Freud, (1856-1939).

3 - Wells-Saddler, is another unknown reference; If you do, please let us know. Thank you.

4 - Carl Jung, (1875-1961).

5 - Alfred Adler (1870-1937).

6 - Hermann Rorschach, (1884-1922).