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©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

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On a little hill in a little cove,
Stands an old wooden building with a pot-bellied stove;
A hard-working teacher and an old hand bell,
Now I know you all remember it well.

With readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic,
The cod-liver oil we just had to take;
But the cocoa malt we'll never forget,
From a beautiful one room school.

With a pot-bellied stove and the floor boards creaked,
When it rained the roof nearly leaked;
We were happy as a lark and we didn't make a peep,
In our beautiful one room school.
In a beautiful one room school.

To go to the bathroom you had to insist,
Out through the cloakroom, oh, what a mess!
If the rain was pouring what could you do?
Put on your boots and your raincoat, too.

But if it wasn't rain it was probably snow,
Out to the outhouse you must go.
To a tiny little seat with a tiny little hole,
In a beautiful one room school.

With a pot-bellied stove and the floor boards creaked,
And when it rained the roof nearly leaked;
We were happy as a lark and we didn't make a peep,
In our beautiful one room school.
In our beautiful one room school.

Probably the biggest event of all,
Was the Christmas concert in the Orange Hall;
People would come from far and near,
To hear all the little voices there.

And in Junior Red Cross we'd also sing,
Or act out a poem or some silly thing;
And when we sang The Ode, our voices would ring,
"When sun rays crown thy pine-clad hills"
We were happy as larks and we didn't make a peep,
In a beautiful one room school.

With a pot-bellied stove and the floor boards creaked,
And when it rained the roof nearly leaked;
We were happy as larks and we didn't make a peep,
In our beautiful one room school.
In a beautiful one room school.

With a pot-bellied stove and the floor boards creaked,
And when it rained the roof nearly leaked;
We were happy as a lark and we didn't make a peep,
In our beautiful one room school.
In a beautiful one room school.
In a beautiful one room school.
In a beautiful one room school....

####.... The Sharecroppers. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by The Sharecroppers of Pasadena, NL (Natural, trk#1, 1993, Ibycus Music, St John's NL, independent distribution).

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#31: YouTube video by bellislander62
©2006 ~ Used with permission ~

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Intro: [G] [D] [A] [D]
On a little hill in a little cove,
Stands an [A] old wooden building with a [D] pot-bellied stove;
A [G] hard-working teacher and an [D] old hand bell,
Now [A] I know you all remember it well.

With [D] readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic,
And [A] cod-liver oil we just [D] had to take;
But the [G] cocoa malt we'll [D] never for- [G] get,
From a [D] beautiful [A] one room [D] school.

With a [G] pot-bellied stove and the [D] floor boards creaked,
And [A] when it rained the [D] roof nearly leaked;
We were [G] happy as a lark and we [D] didn't make a [G] peep,
In our [D] beautiful [A] one room [D] school.
[G] In a [D] beautiful [A] one room [D] school.

To go to the bathroom you had to insist,
Out [A] through the cloakroom, [D] oh, what a mess!
If the [G] rain was pouring [D] what could you do?
[A] Put on your boots and your raincoat, too.

But [D] if it wasn't rain it was probably snow,
[A] Out to the outhouse [D] you must go.
To a [G] tiny little seat with a [D] tiny little [G] hole,
In a [D] beautiful [A] one room [D] school.

With a [G] pot-bellied stove and the [D] floor boards creaked,
And [A] when it rained the [D] roof nearly leaked;
We were [G] happy as a lark and we [D] didn't make a [G] peep,
In our [D] beautiful [A] one room [D] school.
[G] In our [D] beautiful [A] one room [D] school.

[E] Probably the biggest event of all,
Was the [B] Christmas concert in the [E] Orange Hall;
[A] People would come from [E] far and near,
[B] To hear all the little voices there.

And in [E] Junior Red Cross we'd also sing,
Or [B] act out a poem or [E] some silly thing;
And when [A] we sang The Ode, our [E] voices would [A] ring,
"When [E] sun rays [B] crown thy [A] pine-clad [E] hills"
We were [A] happy as larks and we [E] didn't make a [A] peep,
In a [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.

With a [A] pot-bellied stove and the [E] floor boards creaked,
And [B] when it rained the [E] roof nearly leaked;
We were [A] happy as larks and we [E] didn't make a [A] peep,
In our [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.
[A] In a [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.

With a [A] pot-bellied stove and the [E] floor boards creaked,
And [B] when it rained the [E] roof nearly leaked;
We were [A] happy as a lark and we [E] didn't make a [A] peep,
In our [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.
[A] In a [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.
[A] In a [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.
[A] In a [E] beautiful [B] one room [E] school.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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