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The Celebrated Story of the Arkansas Traveller, With Music for Violin or Piano

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And his Illigant School.
As sung by Ed Berry, comedian and vocalist
Air—" Derry down."
Ik this wonderful age, when most men go to college And every man's head has a hatful of knowledge Twill soon be a wonder to meet with a fool, When such men are abroad as Professor O'Toole—
Great Doctor O'Toale, and his illigant school
There are very few men, like O'Toole, who can teach: If the head won't respond, he applies to the breech! And whacking them well, till with blows they are full, "Let's knock in the larnin' !" says Doctor O'Toole.
Great Doctor O'Toole, etc
One morning, the Doctor went out to his walk, And he saw on the door his own portrait in chalk: That morning he flogged every boy in the school I— "It's a part of my system," says Doctor O'Toole.
Great Doctor 0'Toole, etc
" Get on with your lessons as fast as you can, For knowledge is sweeter than eggs and fried ham, Don't try to deceive me, like ducks in a pool, Or I'll blow you to blazes 1" says Doctor O'Toole.
Great Doctor O'Toole, etc
"And now, my dear children, bear always in mind That words without meaning are nothing but wind; Accept of all favors, make that the first rule, Or you're a parcel of asses 1" says Doctor O'Toole.
Great Doctor O'Toole, etc
"If you go to a house, and they ask you to eat, Don't hold your head down, and refuse the good meat But say you will drink too, or, just like the mule, You're unworthy of lessons from Doctor O'Toole."
Great Doctor O'Toole, etc
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