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Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)

GUEST,Paul Hudson 11 Dec 01 - 05:34 PM
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Subject: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Paul Hudson
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 05:34 PM

A long shot...

Growing up in the early '70's in the UK, a school song was popularly sung just before each holiday:

"No more days of school
No more days of sorrow"

There was another line refering to the teachers:

"We do the work
They get the money"

Memory suggests that it was sung to a varient of 'One man went to mow' but my memory may well be playing tricks.

Anyone recognise it? Or, have anything else to add?

Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: weepiper
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 05:38 PM

Sorry don't know that one but it has reminded me of one we used to sing (early eighties Scotland) to the tune of 'This old man came rolling home' :

No more tables, no more chairs,
Kick the teachers down the stairs,
No more English, no more French,
No more sitting on the old school bench.
There were several verses but I can't remember the rest.


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Subject: ADD: School's Out (kids' chant)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 05:47 PM

Well, the one I learned was:

School's out, school's out!
The teachers let the monkeys out.
No more pencils, no more books,
No more teachers' dirty looks!

This message (click) adds:
Kick the tables, kick the chairs, kick the teachers down the stairs!

-Joe Offer, who grew up in Michigan and Wisconsin-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 06:46 PM

Down at our school
Teachers are so funny
Kids do all the bloody work
Teachers get the money

is on 'Owdham Edge', the companion LP to 'Deep Lancashire'. I think they've been reissued on CDs

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Paul Hudson
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 06:50 PM

Ha!

Thanks Snuffy,

A beginning for sure!

Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Penny S.
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 07:01 PM

Don't these things travel?

This time tomorrow, where shall I be?
Not in this academy,
No more days of pain, no more days of sorrow,
No more days in this old dump,
We're going home tomorrow.
No more Latin, no more French,
No more sitting on the old school bench,
No more pencils, no more books,
No more teachers' ugly looks,
No more ........ (?forgotten) in the butter,
No more water from the gutter,
No more waspies in the jam,
Making little girls say ***,
No more spiders in the bath,
Trying hard to make me laugh.

It was a boarding school - I was a day girl. I believed the tales to be exaggeration - now I've seen the memories on friendsreunited, I'm not so sure. (Currently off-line because the mean old head teachers complained about it!)

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Penny S.
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 07:04 PM

Forgot to say, this was at Folkestone, a small harbour town on the extreme south east of England. and I think it may have been "black bits in the butter."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Penny S.
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 07:05 PM

Help, the heads are attacking. It was, I think, "black bits in the butter".

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 07:14 PM

What was the tune, Penny?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Lanfranc
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 07:15 PM

In the Essex (UK) primary schools I attended, I recall that we sang the following at the start of the last day of term:

"One more day of school
One more day of sorrow
One more day in this old dump
We stay at home tomorrow!"

This was to a variant of "One man went to mow".

Also, to the tune of "The Ash Grove" we sang:

"Our teacher's got a bunion
And a face like a pickled onion
A nose like a squashed banana
And legs like matchsticks"

Ah, childhood, such innocence(!?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 05:52 AM

We used to sing
"Build a bonfire, build a bonfire
put the teachers on the top
put the prefects in the middle
and burn the f*!*!*g lot"
and this at a selctive grammar school for girls


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Penny S.
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 05:23 PM

The tune to the bits that looked like it would be, as above, was a variant of "One man went to mow". The rest of it was chanted. In 2/4 time. And I believe there was a bit about "No more spiders in my tea, making ugly looks at me," but I scorn it as repetitious. Unless, of course, there were that many spiders.

The repetitious black bits above may be because someone has corrected a message that went out uncompleted, cut off at bl.... Hence the attacking heads.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 02:30 PM

No more school, no more stick, No more bloody arithmetic No more English, no more French, No more sitting on the old school bench. If the teacher interferes Knock her out and box her ears!

To which my children added: If that does not serve her right We'll blow her up with dynamite.

Recently I've heard: We break up, we break up, we don't care if the school blows up, No more English, no more French, No more sitting on the old school bench

to the tune of 'Knick Knack Paddywhack"

I'll ask around tomorrow for any modern versions. By the way, 'bonfire' guest, was your school AGGS?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: DMcG
Date: 14 Dec 01 - 02:35 PM

In my (primary) school, it wasn't "no more English, No more French" but "No more Latin, no more French"

Delusions of grandeur, perhaps!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Sunni Bloom
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 05:42 AM

one more day of school,
one more day of sorrow,
one more day in this old dump and we'll be home tomorrow

school breaks up, school breaks down,
we dont care if the school falls down,
no more english, no more french,
no more sitting on the old school bench

if that teacher interfears,
blew her up and box her ears


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 27 Jul 09 - 06:50 AM

A variant started

one more day and where will we be
out of the gates of purgatry.


'Build a bonfire' was to the tune of Clementine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 02:03 AM

hey this is the one



one more day of school
one more day of sorrow
one more day of this old dump and ill be home tomorrow
god made the bees
the bees made the honey
we do all the hard work
and the teachers get the money


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 07:58 AM

From my junior school I can only remember singing the first three lines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 12:33 PM

one more day of school,
one more day of sorrow,
one more day in this old dump and we'll be home tomorrow

school breaks up, school breaks down,
we dont care if the school falls down,
no more english, no more french,
no more sitting on the old school bench

if that teacher interfears,
blew her up and box her ears
my mum taught me that at a very young age :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Sami
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 02:56 PM

no more pencils, no more books
no more teachers dirty looks
reading science and arithmetic
none months of that can make you sick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Penny S.
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 05:20 PM

Would it be helpful if posters said where their variants were heard?
Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 05:35 PM

My Mum, in NZ used to chant something similar:

One more day and we will be
Out of the gates of misery
No more marching 2 by 2
Like the monkeys in the zoo
No more spelling, no more sums
No more teachers to smack our bums
No more latin, no more french
No more sitting on a hard wood bench

I can't remember any more of that one but I heard the other one sung by Isla StClair at Loughborough FF back in 1972.
From memory it goes:

Come to my school, come to my school
It's a life of misery
There's a signpost on the corner
Saying welcome unto thee
Don't believe it, don't believe it
It's a pack of dirty lies
If it wasna for the teachers
We would be in paradise
Build a bonfire, build a bonfire
Put the Headie on the top
Put the teachers round the middle
And burn the bl***y lot!

That was sung with a Scottish accent.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Joybell
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 02:16 AM

OK. For the record. In Melbourne Australia, mid 1950s, we sang the song that Joe gives above:

School's out, school's out!
The teachers let the monkeys out.
No more pencils, no more books,
No more teachers' dirty looks!

Sometimes with the added line --
Kick the tables, kick the chairs, kick the teachers down the stairs!(also in Joe's post)

Truelove (born and raised in USA) adds that he saw the line "no more pencils etc" in an "Archie" comic around 1950. He didn't sing it and didn't know how it was sung. (In Aus. we chanted it.)
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,AS
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 04:08 AM

In the early nineties we sang the following song at school in Surrey:


We break up,
They break down,
We don't care if the school falls down,
No more English, No more French,
No more sitting on the old school bench

If that teacher disagrees
Tie her up and box her ears
If that does not do the trick,
Dynamite will make her sick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 11:19 PM

My be-bunioned teacher had a nose like a squashed tomato in Middlesex.

Oh yes, it was the "The Ashgrove" that was sung to the tune of "My Teacher's got a bunion," as far as I was concerned!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 20 Dec 10 - 05:52 PM

At our primary we sang somethin like this but I cant remember the first bit...
We dont care if the school falls down, there'll be no more english no more french, no more sittin on the old school bench. We are ace, we are cool we all come from liverpool, if you want a fight then step this way. Whats it like in alderhey...
Then it carried on with about 4 more verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Jo.
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 02:18 PM

we sung this
You add your own schools name and headteacher ours was Manor green school and Etches was our headmaster.

One more day to go, one more day of sorrow
one more day at Manor green school and we'll be off tomorrow,
no more english, no more french, no more sitting at the old school bench,
when old Etches rings the bell, grab your coat and run like hell!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 04:17 PM

no more days of school,
no more days of sorrow,
no more days in this old dump and we'll be home tomorrow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 12:34 PM

From Trinidad!
No More Latin no more french
no more sitting on de ole school bench
when de teacher ring de bell
pick up ya books
and run like hell!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 11:04 AM

School's out! School's out!
Teacher let the fools out!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 11 - 04:12 PM

Late 90s to early 00s, central London primary (to tune of 'This Old Man' and as a clapping game):

School bells up,school bells down
I don't care if school falls down
They'll be no more English, no more French
No more kissing on the Arsenal bench

Teacher teacher I declare
I can see your underwear
Is it black or is it white?
Oh my gosh it's dynamite!

If your teacher interferes
Tie her up and box her ears
If that doesn't shut her up
Dynamite will blow her up

It's really interesting to see that the basic rhyme was around as long ago as the 70s and that there are so many versions! I've really enjoyed all your contributions, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 11:41 PM

yes, my mother went to school in Middlesex, O-levels 1940, she taught me the 'Ashgrove' song mentioned above "The teacher's got a bunion, a nose like a pickled onion, a face like a squashed tomato, and legs like match sticks"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 10:43 AM

no more days of school,
no more days of sorrow,
no more sitting on the old school bench and we'll be home tomorrow.
kick the tables, kick the chairs,
kick the teacher down the stairs,

can't remember the next bit!

We break up, we break up
we don't care if school blows up
no more english no more french
no more sitting on the old school bench
if the teacher interferes
tie her up and box her ears
it the teacher makes us write
blow her up with dynamite!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 12:07 PM

These are the songs of kids who feel secure about their lives enough to laugh in the face of authority.

I knew a woman who taught Spanish is a charter school in Kansas City. Almost all the students came from poor families. One day she told me that her students never wanted to stay home from school, whether they were sick or for another reason.

"At school, nobody beats them."

Makes you think, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,guest samuel
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 08:13 AM

One more day of school
one more day of sorrow, o
ne more day of this old dump and we'll be home tomorrow,
no more spiders in our tea making finny faces at me,
No more matrons in our bath taking sexy photographs

To the tine of one man went to mow
That's all I remember but think theres another verse
Of course bot very pc these days!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Kat
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 10:04 PM

Loool, it's been bugging me for ages how this song went.
The one I knew went along to nick nack paddy whack.

Upside Down
Upside Down,
i dont care if school falls down,
no more english, no more french,
no more sitting on the old school bench.

If the teacher rings the bell,
pull her t*ts and run like hell

Cant remember how the rest went though lol


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 12 - 04:32 PM

no more pencils no more books no more teachers dirty looks when the teachers ring the bell drop you books and run like hello operator down number 9 if you disconnect me i will kick u in the behind there was a piece of glass beneath the fridgeerator susie fell upon it and broke her little ask me no more ???? tell me no more lies susie and her boyfriend were kissing in the d.A.R.K D.A.R.K D.A.R.K DARK DARKER THEN THE OCEAN DARKER THEN THE SEA darker then the underwear my mother puts on me !hey!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 08:59 PM

1970's Surrey

We Break Up, We Break Down
We don't care if the school falls down
No more English, No More French
No more sitting on the old school bench

If the teacher interferes
Turn around and box her ears
If that does not serve her right
Blow her up with gelignite

(Definitely sung to the tune of "This old man")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Oct 12 - 04:30 AM

At both Northampton Town & County School, which I attended 1940-43, & Hendon County, 1943-50, it was "No more Latin no more French, No more whacks across the bench", though at neither of them was it the headmaster's practice to bend offenders over a bench for corporal punishment, but a table or desk.

The Ash Grove "Teacher a bunion" &c was widespread at all my schools, of which there were 7 all told. As I had a wartime childhood, with evacuating from blitz, I attended 4 different schools, with maybe 12 weeks off when should have been at school, between my 8th & 9th birthdays.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Jimmy
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 03:55 PM

Chorus
Down at our school teachers are so funny
If tha' wants to see 'em tha'l have to pay some money
Soldiers half a crown Sailors half a guinea
Big fat men two and ten (£2.10) little kids a penny

Down at our school things are rather funny
Kids do all the bloody work and teachers get the money

Chorus:

Our Sir is Kind our Sir is Gentle
Our Sir is Strong and our Sir is Mental

Chorus:

Ill tell you a tale about a snail
That jumped in t' fire and burnt it's tail
I'll tell you another about his brother
He did the same the silly ould bugger

Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 02:29 PM

The one that sticks in my mind - from the 1950s

No more school
No more stick (that was the cane)
No more rotten old arithmetic

I had mixed feelings about this because I enjoyed mathematics!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 12:15 PM

Brooklyn, NY, US 1930s

XXX more days and we are free
From this school of mi-de-ree
No more pencils, no more books
No more teachers' dirty looks

and, a generation later, my kids sang (to a Burger King commercial's tune):

It takes two hands to handle a teacher
A two-headed creature, from outer space.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Jimmy Rotheram
Date: 23 Jun 13 - 02:29 PM

A fantastic teacher when I was at primary school sang a version of the song you are talking about, and I can still remember most of it.

Down at our school,
Teachers are so funny,
If you want to see them,
YOu'll have to pay some money,

Soldiers half a crown,
Sailors half a guinea,
Big fat men, 2 and 10,
Little kids a penny

That was the chorus, and the verses he made up were brilliant.

Mr Price is a holy man,
He goes to church on Sundays,
He prays to God to give him strength
To bash all the kids on Mondays,

Mr Smith's car, will go a mile
If you go to the back and push it
The mess within,
Is like a dustbin
If you sit on the top you'll crush it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 04:35 PM

Upside down right way up
I don't care if school breaks up
There will be no more English no more French
No more sitting on the old school bench

No more flies in my pies
No more teachers telling lies
And what will we do if they do
Flush em down the old school loo!

1...2....3... Flush!

Now they've gone far away
Somewhere like the usa

Sorry cant remember rest!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Pretty much Miranda Hart, but a bit shorter
Date: 05 Dec 13 - 03:53 PM

I'm currently doing A levels and we used to sing variations of this all the time:

One more day and I shall be,
out of this place of misery,
god made the bees, bees made the honey,
we do all the work, but the masters get the money.
no more Latin no more French,
no more sitting on the hard school bench,
no more marmite in the butter,
no more water from the gutter,
no more spiders in my tea,
smirking all so smug at me,
no more earwigs in the stew,
canings make us black and blue,
kick the tables, kick the chairs,
kick the master down the stairs,
if that master interferes,
knock him down and box him ears,
if he's not content with that,
fry his face in bacon fat,
if that does not serve him right,
blow him up with dynamite,
build a bonfire, build a bonfire,
put headmaster on the top,
stick the monitors in the middle,
then we'll burn the bl**dy lot!

This, at a 400 year old boarding school, and we still sing it when feeling especially mutinous. Makes the masters uneasy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Peter L
Date: 04 Apr 14 - 04:24 AM

Boarding school 1947-1952: we traditionally sang this at the end of each term (but only at the end of term).   The tune derived from the first two lines of Good King Wenceslas, repeated ad infinitum. The first couplet was always
No more Latin no more French
No more sitting on the old school bench
I've forgotten most of the others, but one, not cited above, was
No more walking two by two
Like a f***ing kangaroo
When I got home for Christmas at the end of my first term, aged 8, I recited this in all innocence to my mum. (In those days that kind of language was not such common currency, at least in 'nice respectable' households). I'll never ever forget the stick I got!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 04 Apr 14 - 04:14 PM

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school
    We have tortured all the teachers - we have broken all the rules
    We ramrocked the offices and hung the principal
    March on, third grade, march on!

    Glory, glory, hallelujah
    My teacher hit me with a ruler
    I hid behind her door with a loaded .44
    And the teacher don't teach no more!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: GUEST,Catherine May
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 05:45 AM

I had:

Upside down, right way up,
I don't care if school blows up!
There'll be no more English,
No more French,
No more sitting on the old school bench!
Teacher, teacher, I don't care,
I can see your underwear!
Is it black?
Or is it white?
Oh my gosh,
Its dynamite,
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Bye bye Teacher!

Don't know how on earth I remember it all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'No more days of school' (Kids song)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 08:49 AM

From Cardiff, early 60s.

One more day of school,
One more day of sorrow
One more day in this old dump
But we'll be home tomorrow.
God made the bees,
The bees made the honey,
We do all the dirty work
But teacher gets the money.

Come to our school, come to our school
It's a place of misery
There's a signpost on the corner
Saying welcome unto thee
Don't believe it, don't believe it
It's a pack of dirty lies
If it wasn't for the teachers
It would be a paradise
Build a bonfire, build a bonfire,
Put the teachers on the top.
Put the prefects on the bottom,
And burn the bloody/blooming lot. (Bloody & blooming varied. Blooming pronounce 'blumming')

Glory, Glory hallelujah.
Teacher hit me with a ruler.
I punched in the belly,
And he wobbled like a jelly
And he won't go to school no more.


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