tom paxton

tom paxton

What Did You Learn in School Today?

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Written by Tom Paxton Performed by Pete Seeger (1919-2014) Legendary folk singer, environmentalist and patriot who was never afraid to speak truth to power. LYRICS: 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 about the great ones we have had; We fought in Germany and in France And someday I might get my chance. That's what I learned in school today, That's what I learned in school.