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Lyr Add: What Did You Learn in School Today?

01 Jun 05 - 12:16 AM (#1497131)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY?^^^
From: chico


C                      F      C   (Am)         G       C (G7)
What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine
   F            C          F            C
I learned that Washington never told a lie
   F            C       G7    C
I learned that soldiers seldom die
   F            C    F      C
I learned that everybody's free
F               C      G       C
That's what the teacher said to me
G7 C                         F       C
And that's what I learned in school today
(Am)             G7         C    (G7)
That's what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine
I learned that policemen are my friends
I learned that justice never ends
I learned that murderers die for their crimes
Even if we make a mistake sometimes
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine
I learned that war is not so bad
I learned about the great ones we have had
We fought in Germany and in France
And someday I might get my chance
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine
I learned that our government must be strong
It's always right and never wrong
Our leaders are the finest men
So we elect them again and again
And that's what I learned in school today
That's what I learned in school


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01 Jun 05 - 12:16 AM (#1497132)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: chico

What I would have done to be able to play this and know it when I was in grade school! (80's)


01 Jun 05 - 12:22 AM (#1497134)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (KT)
From: Peace

The song was written by Tom Paxton, btw. Pete Seeger did a great rendition of it on his "Carnegie Hall" album.


01 Jun 05 - 02:39 AM (#1497167)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: GUEST,Gerry

What does (KT) in the subject header mean? (and why can't I put in the T)?)
Kingston Trio? Did they record it? I know the Chad Mitchell Trio did, and
I don't remember ever hearing a version by the Kingston Trio.


01 Jun 05 - 02:52 AM (#1497170)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: chico

It's a mistake. It was not kingston, but Chad Mitchell. . . oopsie


01 Jun 05 - 03:36 AM (#1497181)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: Mark Cohen

The first line of each verse ("What did you...") is repeated--at least, that's the way Tom Paxton did it.   I remember learning this song in 1967. I carried a copy of the lyrics around with me in my wallet for most of my sophomore year in high school.

Aloha,
Mark


01 Jun 05 - 03:45 AM (#1497190)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (KT)
From: fiddler

I sung (sang) it all over in the 60's I always though (and still do) it was a bit of brilliant irony, satire, or just plain cynical insight in to our life and political systems!

Andy


02 Jun 05 - 03:11 AM (#1497941)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: GUEST,KT

Whew!! I thought the question was directed at me and my answer was not a heck of a lot!!


02 Jun 05 - 06:13 AM (#1498033)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (KT)
From: Flash Company

Remember once entering a photograph in a competition run by the local Woodford Air Display. It was of a bunnnnnnnnnch of kids around 8 years old swarming all over a Field-gun. Caption;- What did you learn in School today?
Didn't win anything, can't think why!

FC


02 Jun 05 - 11:11 AM (#1498233)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: Uncle_DaveO

Pete Seeger, too, sang the first line twice. And I don't know how one would have to mangle the tune to only sing it once.

Dave Oesterreich


02 Jun 05 - 08:43 PM (#1498727)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (K
From: Uncle_DaveO

It's pretty clear to me that the KT (or CM or whoever) must have sung this to a different tune than Pete Seeger did. No way can I make those chords fit Pete's tune, as I remember it. Using these chords, I can pretty much reconstruct a usable tune, a childlike tune, for it, but I like the one I learned from Pete better.

Dave Oesterreich


03 Jun 05 - 01:56 AM (#1498912)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: What did you learn in school today (KT)
From: Peace

[C]What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of [G] mine
[C]What did you learn in school today, dear little [G] boy of [C]mine

I [F]learned that policemen [C]are my friends

I [F]learned that justice [C]never ends

I [F]learned that murderers [C]die for their crimes

[F]Even if we make a [C] mistake sometimes

And that's what I learned in school today

That's what I [G]learned in school


Relying on memory from 38 years ago. BM


01 Jan 12 - 04:34 PM (#3283068)
Subject: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

great song, hope you enjoyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VucczIg98Gw&feature=related


01 Jan 12 - 09:21 PM (#3283169)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Elmore

Attn: Mr. Gargoyle. Are you all right? What the Hell are you talking about? How long have you been into folk music? 15 Minutes? I know Tom Paxton, and you're no Tom Paxton.


01 Jan 12 - 09:23 PM (#3283170)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Rapparee

Yes, it is. Tom Paxton wrote it.


01 Jan 12 - 09:24 PM (#3283171)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Rapparee

He's just trolling, Elmore. Ignore him and he'll go away.


02 Jan 12 - 01:55 AM (#3283234)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Allen in Oz

You may have heard of the little kid who goes to school on his first day.
When he gets home ,his mother says:

" Well,what did learn at school today "

The kid : " Not enough... I've got to go back tomorrow"


02 Jan 12 - 02:09 AM (#3283237)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: GUEST,Iona

As a passing note, Pete Seeger sang a song by the same name.


02 Jan 12 - 05:36 AM (#3283299)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: GUEST,999

It was Paxton's song Seeger sang.


02 Jan 12 - 06:36 AM (#3283321)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Elmore

Attn: Rapparee. Well,it's 9 hours later, I took my medication. I feel much better. Also I see that the entry that set me off has. vanished. Good. I know that foolishness like that is all over the web, but get cranky when people gratuitously attack performers like Seeger or Paxton whom I've enjoyed for 40 or 50 years. thanks, Elmore


02 Jan 12 - 08:02 AM (#3283340)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: kendall

Two of the very best. Tom updated this to include:

..we learned Newt Gingrich has a plan
Health care for every woman and man
It will cost far less and I'll tell you why
'Cause, when you get sick you just die, die die...


02 Jan 12 - 08:47 AM (#3283365)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Rapparee

Whether you like a singer or songwriter or not, you can at least pretend to civility. Figuratively punching someone in the nose because you don't like what they write is...rude. And liable to get you hurt.


02 Jan 12 - 08:57 AM (#3283370)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

fortunately i missed fargoyles input, but if it is like most of his other posts., it reminds me of the one liner, when they circumsised you they threw away the wrong bit.99 per cent of what he says is a wind up and belongs in the rubbish bin.
kendall, thanks for supplying the new verse i shall use it


02 Jan 12 - 09:23 AM (#3283379)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Charley Noble

And thanks to the Joe-Clones for their diligent surgery.

We could use some new verses about what we're not learning in school these days, thinking about the schools in which "evolution theory" is being replaced with "creationism" otherwise known as "intelligent design."

Charley Noble


02 Jan 12 - 02:07 PM (#3283549)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

great song


03 Jan 12 - 02:28 AM (#3283884)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: GUEST,Iona

*shakes warning finger* :D
Don't get me started on That, Charley Noble. I'm ready and willing to defend intelligent design as long as it's the God of the Bible who is behind it. :) But I'm not going to turn this into a debate, this is the wrong venue!


03 Jan 12 - 08:45 AM (#3284010)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Charley Noble

Iona-

Sometimes we do debate here at Mudcat, even in music threads, but we seldom change strongly held opinion. No doubt your belief in the God of the Bible is correct and my belief in the Cosmic Muffin is but a figment of my sacrilegious mind.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


03 Jan 12 - 01:51 PM (#3284200)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: GUEST,Iona

*laugh* There are many opinions, but only one truth. I'm willing to discuss it, but only if it's mutual.
By the way, I've never heard Evolution called the 'cosmic muffin'!

♣Iona


04 Jan 12 - 08:13 AM (#3284610)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

hers another verse , i just made up:
I LEARNED THE IRISH HAVE A NEW TAX,
THE HOUSEHOLD CHARGE NOW HERES THE FACTS,
YOU PAY OUT A 100 AND GET NOTHING BACK

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03 Aug 13 - 07:07 AM (#3545045)
Subject: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Vt6RAyFvo


03 Aug 13 - 07:11 AM (#3545046)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfJ0Q3TCGN8


04 Aug 13 - 04:59 AM (#3545361)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Rusty Dobro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU2tH1wCAFw&feature=c4-overview&list=UUvxgnrp7Vm2xzaAV8Rf0kHg


04 Aug 13 - 06:21 PM (#3545571)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: GUEST,Larry the Radio Guy

I don't think that school children learn that our leaders our the best of men.......anymore. Rather, I think they learn that our leaders aren't particularly honest and never keep their promises once they're elected.   But nobody does. And that everything's corrupt so it doesn't matter who you vote for.

A much more cynical mindset than what Tom Paxton first had in mind.


05 Aug 13 - 06:49 AM (#3545721)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: The Sandman

you can think what you like , you are welcome to believe anything you like, however i disagree with you.


05 Aug 13 - 12:55 PM (#3545798)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Les in Chorlton

Me too


05 Aug 13 - 02:16 PM (#3545823)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

It is what they learn out of school- at home, from friends and on the internet. Those in the urban environment do not have the same attitude towards the country's leaders as those from the small town-rural environment.

As a child in a small town, I remember Roosevelt being considered a dangerous radical, many of us wore Landon buttons to school; and, raised in a city with a large Catholic majority, much support was voiced in "Current Affairs" discussion for the Franco regime.


05 Aug 13 - 02:54 PM (#3545830)
Subject: RE: what did you learn in school today
From: Larry The Radio Guy

That's true. They learn so much 'out of school' that it really isn't as relevant what the school teaches them, is it.   In some way that Tom Paxton song can be seen as a song of 'innocence'........where they swallow certain propaganda. Now there is so much information about so many things, what basis is there for a child to know what to believe?

I'm not saying it's a good thing or a bad thing.