#03239
Teacher Tom (Simani) video
#1999: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Little schoolhouse in the pictures
kinda faded now with age;
Only stands as a reminder
in memory's yellowed page;
And the kindly looking gentleman
with children all around,
Is that friend the whole world
calls him Teacher Tom.
He scattered words of wisdom
like seeds upon the wind,
He said, when you grow to manhood,
think of me, remember them;
And if someone tries to harm you,
here's a favourite of mine,
To make mistakes is human,
but forgiving is divine.

He's philosopher and teacher,
and he labours with his hands,
And he raised them up in prayer to God above;
Was a father to his children
and to everyone he met,
Reached out with a friendly hand of love.

He said, smile and all the world around you
will start smiling, too,
Then he'd tell a simple story,
if only just to prove;
If You listen, don't You damn him,
Lord, for playing with the truth,
'Cause he's filled the world with laughter
like no one else would do.
Now God's green grass grows over him,
he's gone to his reward,
But he's left this world
a better place by far;
I no longer can remember
all the knowledge that he taught,
But his golden rule for living
will never be forgot.

Philosopher and teacher,
and he laboured with his hands,
And raised them up in prayer to God above;
Was a father to his children
and to everyone he saw,
Reached out with a friendly hand of love.
Here's a tribute to my old firend, Teacher Tom.

####.... Bud Davidge of Simani ....####
Recorded by Simani (Outport People, trk#8, 1986 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

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