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What Did You Learn In School Today?

Pete Seeger
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WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY?

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 never 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 that 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.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY?

Cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, caro el me pütèl
cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, cus’èt emparà?
Che Cavour non mentì mai
che i soldati sono eroi
e che gli eroi non muoion mai
e ci dan la libertà
eco cus’ò ‘mparàt encö, eco cus’ò ‘mparà.

Cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, caro el me pütèl
cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, cus’èt emparà?
Che la polizia combatte il male
che la legge è per tutti uguale
che i cattivi i va ‘n presù
aga se qual volta en scapa argü…
eco cus’ò ‘mparàt encö, eco cus’ò ‘mparà

Cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, caro el me pütèl
cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, cus’èt emparà?
Ho imparato che il confine
va difeso fino alla fine
per la patria e per Dio
una guerra la farò anch’io!
eco cus’ò ‘mparàt encö, eco cus’ò ‘mparàt

Cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, caro el me pütèl
cusa t’ài dìt a scöla encö, cus’èt emparà?
Che il parlamento è della gente
che ha eletto un presidente
che da noi la tua voce
vale il segno di una croce
eco cus’ò ‘mparàt encö, eco cus’ò ‘mparàt


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