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Thread #98158   Message #1940500
Posted By: Hollowfox
18-Jan-07 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sixteen Tons - parodies
Subject: RE: SIXTEEN TONS - Any parodies?
I remember one from around 1958, when my mother started teaching school called "36 kids", but I can't guarentee that I'll ever be able to track the lyrics down. Here's what I sort of remember as the chorus:

You take 36 kids, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in ddebt.
I'd like to go to Saint Peter's, but I can't stay,
I've got to get back for the PTA.

(PTA is the Parent/Teacher's Association, a group that would meet periodically in the evening and I'd get in trouble when my parents found out what I was really doing (or not) in school.)