I wrote all but the last verse in 2004 while I was in a Gilbert & Sullivan mood due to having been taken by a friend to a local performance of Pirates.
Then on June 23, 2016, I sent the lyrics to a friend with birthday congratulations and the comment that he lives in a more enlightened time and place than the person who is the subject of the last verse, whose birthday is the same day. I hadn't yet written that last verse, but this inspired me to write it. Consider it a little birthday present, K.J.
As you read or sing these verses see if you can identify all the persons referenced.
(Note : I do realize, of course, that many persons with an extreme talent, a genius, live relatively contented and happy lives, often with more fulfilment than those who have no particular gift. But the ones in this song did have a few problems.)
A Genius' Lot is Not an Easy One
(to tune of "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One",
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and finally :
The last verse is Alan Turing, whose bio has been popularly publicised in recent years.