“I Shot My Poor Teacher (With a Big Rubber Band)”


"On top of (something), All covered with (something), I shot my poor teacher With a (big) rubber band. I shot her with glory, I shot her with pride. I hardly could miss her; she's forty feet wide." The student describes harassing, killing, burying teacher


The proof that this is a folk song is that I've learned at least two versions in my life. It's just that few adults will admit to knowing it. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 93, "I Shot My Poor Teacher" (1 text, tune referenced)
  2. BI, PHCFS093


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1975
Found in: US