Small Fry (Frank Loesser) Small fry, struttin' by the pool room Small fry, should be in the school room My, my, put down that cigarette You ain't grown up high and mighty yet Small fry, dancin' for a penny Small fry, countin' up how many My, my, just listen here to me You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea You practice peckin' all day long to some old radio song Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes You better listen to your pa And someday practice the law And then you'll be a real success Yes, small fry, you kissed the neighbor's daughter Small fry, shoulda stayed in shallow water Seems I should take you 'cross my knee You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea You've got your feet all soakin' wet You'll be the death of me yet Oh me, oh my, small fry Music by Hoagy Carmichael, words by Frank Loesser, (c) 1938. Sung by Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, and Donald O'Connor in the movie, "Sing You Sinners," 1938. Also used in an animated short, "Small Fry," 1939. Peckin' - pr obably refers to picking out tunes on a piano. JTD
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