Uncle Sam's School

DESCRIPTION: "Of all the institutions in the east or in the west, The glorious institution of the schoolroom is the best, THere is room for every scholar...." "Then come along, ,ake no delay... For Uncle Sam is rich enough to send us all to school."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Stout)
KEYWORDS: derivative nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stout 103, pp. 127-133, "Early Iowa School Songs" (11 texts, of which "J" is this song)
Roud #21647
cf. "Uncle Sam's Farm" (lyrics, form, presumably tune)
NOTES [35 words]: This is so precise a parody of the westward migration song "Uncle Sam's Farm" that I think it must be sung to the same tune. I'd say about 80% of the text of Stout's version is taken from "Uncle Sam's Farm." - RBW
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