What Did You Learn In School Today? Lyrics - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger Broadside Ballads Volume 2 cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Tom Paxton
Release Date: 1963-1-1
length: 1:40
lyricist: Tom Paxton
composer: 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.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

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.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

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.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

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.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Little Boxes
  • 2 Fare Thee Well
  • 3 Never Turn Back, We'll Never Turn Back
  • 4 The Willing Conscript
  • 5 The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
  • 6 Who Killed Davey Moore?
  • 7 I Ain't A-Scared Of Your Jail
  • 8 What Did You Learn In School Today?
  • 9 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
  • 10 The Thresher
  • 11 William Moore, The Mailman
  • 12 Business
  • 13 The Song Of The Punch Press Operator
  • 14 The Ballad Of Lou Marsh