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Allen Sherman Sings About Lox

By Forward Staff

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Next month, Brandeis University Press will release “Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman” by Forward contributor Mark Cohen. (You can read Cohen’s 2010 piece on Sherman for us here.) But there’s no need to wait for May to start immersing yourself in Shermanania (or is that just Shermania?).

For the past few months, Cohen has been uploading Sherman songs to YouTube, many of them little known or even unreleased. That’s the case with the song posted yesterday, a parody of “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” from the musical “South Pacific,” titled “There is Nothing Like a Lox.” Check it out after the jump:


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