An English Teacher

From Bye Bye Birdie soundtrack

His going in the army is the best thing he could do Now you're free to start to do, what you want to do
Albert, Albert, Albert!
I remember how you told me I should trust you for a year It would just be
for a year But it's 8 years, Albert 8 long years Albert
It was only a sideline that's what you said You just needed some money
that's what you said You were going to college and get ahead Instead of
being a music business bum You were going to NYU and becomeAn English
(spoken lines - not part of the song)
An English teacher, an English teacher If only you'd been an English
teacher We'd have a little apartment in Queens you'd get a summer vacation,
and we would know what life means A man who's got his Masters is really
someone How proud I'd be if you had become one It could have been such a
wonderful life, I could have been Mrs Peterson, Mrs Albert Peterson Mrs
Phi-Beta-Cappa Peterson, the English teacher's wife