Smut (song)  

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"Smut" is a song by Tom Lehrer published on his album That Was the Year That Was. The song satirized the censorship of obscenity, and the 1957 U.S. Supreme Court case Roth v. United States, which coined the expression "redeeming social importance."


I've never quibbled
If it was ribald,
I would devour where others merely nibbled.
As the judge remarked the day that he
acquitted my Aunt Hortense,
"To be smut it must be utterly without redeeming social importance."




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