What Did You Learn in School Today?

Album: Ramblin' Boy (1964)
  • 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
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    And 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
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    And 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 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

    And 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
    And that's what I learned in school today
    That's what I learned in school

    Writer/s: TOM PAXTON
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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