Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,JPN Lyr Add: Rap Tap Tap (Matt McGinn) (16) Lyr Add: The Teacher's Song (Rap Tap Tap) 12 Mar 11

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.


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!

Final Chorus
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

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.