(4/4 time. 4 bar intro)

Hello teacher, what are you doing here?

Nice to see ya, but what do you want?

Can't you see we, don't want to work at all

We'd rather play and have fun.

Teacher, you must like what  you do

To come here to teach us.

Teacher, why don't you stay away?

We don't need you!

Please go away!

We'd rather play!

(4 bar interlude)

Hello teacher, what are you doing here?

Nice to see ya, but what do you want?

Can't you see we, don't want to work at all

We'd rather play and have fun.

We don't want any charity

We don't need any help.

We're fine just as we are you see

Why can't you see?

You must agree!

We're happy and free

Hello teacher, what are you doing here?

Nice to see ya, but what do you want?

Can't you see we, don't want to work at all

We'd rather play and have fun.

We don't always do what we're told

Teachers don't worry us.

So then why do you bother us?

Why don't you go?

Mister 'Nardo!

We hate you so!

Goodbye teacher, you are not welcome here

So long teacher, you don't need to stay.

Can't you see we don't want to work at all

We'd rather go out and play

(2 bars misbehaviour as children close in)

(getting louder)

We'd rather go out and...

We'd rather go out and...

We'd rather go out and...

(Barnardo shouts and children sit) STOP!