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Joe Offer Lyr Req: In the Little Red School House (9) Lyr Add: IN THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE 18 Mar 19


Here's a pretty good transcription, a little different from Jim's.

In The Little Red School House
Words and Music By AL. WILSON and JAS. A. BRENNAN
Published 1922 by Edw. B. Marks Music Co.

[Verse 1]
Sometimes I think I was a little fool,
Back in the days when I used to go to school.
When I was a kid, Gee! how I hated,
The little place where I was educated,

Altho' I didn't know it, I was lucky then,
I wish that I was back again.

[Chorus]
In the little red school house with my book and slate,
In the little red school house I was always late.
I long to be back there where I was a scholar In the days of yore;
How I'd stand right up there and holler; "two and two are four."

When we should have been learning, about the Golden Rule,
Our little hearts were yearning for the swimming pool.
Why we could hardly wait for the four o'-clock bell,
The moment that we heard it we would run like mad,
Oh! Gee! I want to be, In the little red school house,
In the little red house.

[Verse 2]
Each morn,When mother said "It's after eight,
If you don't hurry you surely will be late!"
I'd start down the road, My footsteps lagging,
Of course I went but I was always bragging,

"You bet when I get bigger No more school for me,
But now that's where I want to be.

[Chorus 2]
In the little red school house with my book and slate,
In the little red school house I was always late.
I long to be back there where I was a scholar In the days of yore;
How I'd stand right up there and holler; "two and two are four."

When we should have been learning, about the Golden Rule,
Our little hearts were yearning for the swimming pool.
Why we could Teacher sends you home to wash your face and then!
You say; "aw what's the use it just gets dirty again,

Oh! Gee! I want to be, In the little red school house,
In the little red house.

Source: http://parlorsongs.com/content/l/littleredschoolhouse-lyr.php


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