And speaking (see yesterday's blog) of songs adapted to the chorus of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (below),
Marash Girl remembers David Seeley and the boys at the first Claflin School on Washington Park in Newtonville, Massachusetts, laughing and singing the following lyrics to the above tune:
Glory, glory hallelujah!
The teacher hit me with a ruler.
I knocked her off the bean with a rotten tangerine
and I went marching home!
N.B. Marash Girl's Claflin School 6th grade class was the only 6th grade class in the then history of Claflin School that was not allowed to go for a week of camping to Peterborough, New Hampshire (thanks to Miss Tobin, or was it David Seeley). No wonder!