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Thread #94023   Message #1833497
Posted By: GUEST
13-Sep-06 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and paro
john-
In 1945 (or so) we sang it to the tune of "Springtime in the Rockies"

ANd another version was

"Do not send my girl to Radcliffe"
Was a dying mother's cry
"Do not send her of to Barnard"
I would rather see her die
"But send her off to Vassar
Or, if you must, Cornell
But not to Sarah Lawrence
I'd see her first in Hell"

Cornell seems to wind up in all the versions, for rhyming convenience. I guess Bucknell just wasn't popular enough.