Public Schools: Song for Dropouts

"The worst thing about being a drop out," deadpans Comedian-Singer Allan Sherman, 39, "is that you don't have a school song. So I wrote one." The result, seven verses of roughshod wit set to a lively medley of college tunes, is the hit of Sherman's new record, Allan in Wonderland. His mordant Drop-Outs March may do more to keep kids in school than hours of sermonizing by principals and parents. Samples: 4/4 TIME, FORTE

Drop, dropouts out of school,

Proud of the will to fail.

You won't find us in the school hall—Look in the pool hall

Or in jail.

SLOWLY, WITH FEELING

Ignoramus, there you...

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