- a song by Pete Seeger
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.
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.
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.