Betty and Me

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Betty and Me
ReleaseWhere Tradition Meets Tomorrow
Release date10-01-2004
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"Betty and Me" was written for his first appearance at the Pop Tech conference, in 2003.[1] It was written overnight and performed to an audience that included a Dr. Martin, and a doctor with a less-melodic name who had spoken about genetics.[2][3]

Live performance[edit]

As mentioned above, "Betty and Me" premiered at Jonathan's first appearance at Pop Tech. It has rarely been performed at Jonathan Coulton concerts. It was performed as part of his setlist for the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 2009, and is on the official PAX 2009 DVD. It was also recently played at Ohayocon 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.


  • The original version of this song, available from awryone's downloads, has slightly different lyrics: "It was Betty who suggested that we skip the parts of me that she can't stand," and "Betty thinks it's better if we keep it a surprise."



"Betty and Me" is available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store


As of February 2008, the CD version of Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow is out of print and is no longer available.

Other versions[edit]

A karaoke version of "Betty and Me" (studio recording version) is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.



Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
1. The Future Soon · 2. Skullcrusher Mountain · 3. I Crush Everything · 4. Betty and Me · 5. Mandelbrot Set