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ntown@hotmail.com 04 Apr 97 - 11:31 AM
04 Apr 97 - 11:36 AM
04 Apr 97 - 11:41 AM
Sarah Goodsmith 04 Apr 97 - 03:31 PM
angelbrown@juno 04 Apr 97 - 03:33 PM
04 Apr 97 - 03:34 PM
bo Vandenberg 07 Apr 97 - 03:36 AM
dick greenhaus 07 Apr 97 - 11:04 AM
N.Townsend 07 Apr 97 - 01:40 PM
Sharon 18 Apr 97 - 12:04 AM
wilmadavis 16 Apr 97 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,SnowWhiteBaker@aol.com 18 Jul 01 - 03:30 PM
MMario 18 Jul 01 - 03:49 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Mar 02 - 11:50 PM
masato sakurai 23 Mar 02 - 12:07 AM
clueless don 09 Aug 12 - 08:53 AM
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Subject: lyric request
From: ntown@hotmail.com
Date: 04 Apr 97 - 11:31 AM

I am looking for the complete lyrics to the old folk song which begins "School days, school days Dear old golden rule days Readin' and writin' and rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hickory stick.........


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Subject: RE: lyric request
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Date: 04 Apr 97 - 11:36 AM

I think it goes like this: School days, school days Dear old golden rule days Reading and writing and arithmetic Taught to the tune of the hickory stick You were my bashful barefoot beau I was your queen in calico I wrote on your slate I love you Bo When we were a couple of kids


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Subject: RE: lyric request
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Date: 04 Apr 97 - 11:41 AM

when you find it, send it to me.......OK?


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: Sarah Goodsmith
Date: 04 Apr 97 - 03:31 PM

I've heard it before, especially on music boxes, but I don't know the words. sorry.


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: angelbrown@juno
Date: 04 Apr 97 - 03:33 PM

Better ask an old school teacher. He/she should be able to help you with that one!


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Subject: RE: lyric request
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Date: 04 Apr 97 - 03:34 PM

Look for children's books of poetry. Should be in one of them.


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: bo Vandenberg
Date: 07 Apr 97 - 03:36 AM

I remember it as
    School days, school days
    Dear old golden rule days
    Reading and writing and 'rithmatic (the three r's)
    Taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick
    You were my queen in calico
    I was your bashful bare foot beau
    I wrote on your slate, I love you so
    When we were a couple of kids.

if I find it i'll post it.

bo


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 07 Apr 97 - 11:04 AM

Mr. Vandenberg has the chorus right; there ARE verses, though, and I'll see if I can find them.


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: N.Townsend
Date: 07 Apr 97 - 01:40 PM

Thanks so much Mr. Vandenberg and Mr. Greenhaus!! I appreciate your help so much. I'm looking forward to seeing if you can find the verses. THANKS AGAIN!!!


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: Sharon
Date: 18 Apr 97 - 12:04 AM

The lyrics are pretty much as above, except I learned the line, "When you wrote on my slate/I love you Jo" (as in Josephine). Dear old days . . .


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: wilmadavis
Date: 16 Apr 97 - 01:48 PM

that's a good one for me too. thanx


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: GUEST,SnowWhiteBaker@aol.com
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 03:30 PM

Hi - I'm looking for the author of the lyrics from "School days School days Dear old golden rule days" so that I can reference properly in a paper I'm writing. Any ideas? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: MMario
Date: 18 Jul 01 - 03:49 PM

Cobb & Edward - published 1907

Box 045 Item 013 at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SCHOOL DAYS/WHEN WE WERE A COUPLE OF KIDS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Mar 02 - 11:50 PM

As we suspected, the familiar part of this song is only the chorus, and there are two seldom-sung verses. I transcribed this from the sheet music at the Levy site that MMario linked to above. Interesting to note that in some of the remembered versions quoted above, the genders are reversed.

SCHOOL DAYS
WHEN WE WERE A COUPLE OF KIDS
By Cobb & Edwards, 1907.
Valse Moderato

Nothing to do, Nellie Darling, nothing to do, you say.
Let's take a trip on memory's ship back to the bygone days.
Sail to the old village schoolhouse. Anchor outside the school door.
Look in and see. There's you and there's me, a couple of kids once more.

CHO: School days, school days, dear old golden rule days.
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic,
Taught to the tune of a hick'ry stick.
You were my queen in calico.
I was your bashful barefoot beau.
And you wrote on my slate, "I love you, Joe,"
When we were a couple of kids.

'Member the hill, Nellie Darling, and the oak tree that grew on its brow?
They've built forty stories upon that old hill and the oak's an old chestnut now.
'Member the meadows so green, dear, so fragrant with clover and maize?
Into new city lots and preferred business plots, they've cut them up since those days. CHO.


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Subject: RE: lyric request
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 12:07 AM

Printed music is in Lester S. Levy, ed., "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and Other Favorite Song Hits 1906-1908 (Dover Publications, 1984).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: School Days/When We Were a Couple of Kids
From: clueless don
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 08:53 AM

I only knew the chorus of this song - I learned it in kindergarten. There is one difference between the version given above and in the archive, and the version I learned:

You were my queen in calico.
I was your bashful barefoot beau.
I carried your books, I loved you so.
When we were a couple of kids.

Don


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