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  This week on Lyrics Undercover we consider a catchy little tune written in 1981, that went on to spawn a full album’s worth of parodies, cover versions and spin-offs. “Tom’s Diner” was written to be accompanied by a piano, but that’s an instrument its creator — Suzanne Vega — didn’t know how to play. So she did the only other sensical thing, she recorded the song as an a cappella track.
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