Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Burning of the School
DESCRIPTION: "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the burning of the school, We have tortured every teacher, we have broken every rule." The students describe (with many variations) how they overthrew the scholastic regime
EARLIEST DATE: 1975
KEYWORDS: rebellion derivative
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 100, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Burning of the School" (1 text with many variants, tune referenced)
ST PHCFS100 (Full)
cf. "John Brown's Body" (tune)
cf. "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Horror of the Ending of the Term"
NOTES: I wonder if this isn't the most popular folk song in America today. - RBW
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