Thursday, April 28, 2011

I love Pete Seeger, and times really don't change much


This was back in the 60's.

What Did You Learn in School Today?

Words and Music by Tom Paxton

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
I learned that Washington never told a lie.
I learned that soldiers seldom die.
I learned that everybody's free.
And that's what the teacher said to me.
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?
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.
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?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
I learned our government must be strong.
It's always right and never wrong.
Our leaders are the finest men.
And we elect them again and again.
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?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
I learned that war is not so bad.
I learned of the great ones we have had.
We fought in Germany and in France.
And some day I might get my chance.
That's what I learned in school today.
That's what I learned in school.


4 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I had never heard of this song. Thanks for sharing it. Love the new poem about May, near your header.

Angela said...

You're right about times not changing. I would guess that song would apply to almost every generation.

darev2005 said...

I love Pete Seeger. Grew up listen to his music. That song and "Little Boxes" are my favorites. His stuff will never get old.

KC Photog Blog said...

Wow, that was haunting. I'd not heard or read that before. When finished, I literally got chills. Great post, thanks, Donna.