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Jenkins History

  • (Frank Hennessy)

    Jenkins History sits smiling in his chair
    Everything he needs is waiting there
    His pipe, his slippers and his cup of tea
    And the cat that quickly settles on his knee

    He can't believe how easily he tires
    As he watches for the faces in the fire
    Outside the snow is drifting round his door
    Jenkins History starts gently off to snore

    And the kings and queens whose lives he often traced
    Slowly fade away, soon to be replaced
    By the faces of the students, each young lad
    Everyone of them the son he never had

    Well there had been someone special long ago
    Just how much he loved her she would never know
    For despite his love of adjectives and verbs
    He could scarcely put his feelings into words

    And the kings and queens whose lives he often traced
    Slowly fade away, soon to be replaced
    By the faces of the students, each young lad
    Everyone of them the son he never had

    Jenkins History sits smiling in his chair
    His eyes opened in an empty stare
    When Miss Williams brings his morning cup of tea
    Mister Jenkins will be part of history

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1992:] About a schoolteacher who taught history. His name was Jenkins. He was known in the village as 'Jenkins History'. (Intro Iain MacKintosh)

Quelle: Wales

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