Here are the somewhat provocative lyircs of a song I hear on Folk Roots in late 1991 or early 1992. I'm looking for info on who could have written it and when, and whether it has been recorded or not. The radio announcer says something like James Bodmin or Bodwyn. It's quite a funny song, I think. The title is mine, obviously.
THE TEACHERS' SONG
When I first became a teacher
I was gentle I was sane
Then they gave fifty young'uns
And a yard and a half of bamboo cane
Rap Tap Tap the old'uns told me
Rap Tap Tap that's what you do
Rap Tap Tap Come lay it on lads
Get 'em first 'fore they get you!
A cane, says I, I'll never need it
Young'uns all respond to talk
I turned to write upon the board
And a lad left fly with a box of chalk
The lad that threw that chalk, says I,
Will never live to be a man
He's far too scared to show himself
But he stood, and threw another one
To cane a lad's a dreadful shame
'Cos everyone's a mother's son
Take the cane away from teachers, …
Issue every one … A GUN!
Then a-rap tap tap with your old Lee-Enfields
Hand grenade or blunderbuss
With the Coldstream Guards on playground duty
We'll get 'em 'fore they get us!
Folk Roots, James Bodwyn?
Thanks for any info