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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label& Additional Information
1137 Small Fry Geraldo aho Hoagy Charmichael Frank Loesser `38 London October 14, 1938 OEA-6597-1 HMV BD-5421 Electrola EG 6692 As above

Small Fry
Small Fry

Small Fry

(Hoagy Charmichael / Frank Loesser)

Geraldo and his Orchestra

Small fry, strutting by the pool room
Small fry, should be in the schoolroom
My, my, put down that cigarette
You ain't a-grown up high and mighty yet

Small fry, you're dancing for a penny
Small fry, you're counting up how many
My, my, just you listen here to me
You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea

You practice pecking all day long to some old radio song
Oh yes, oh yes, yes, yes, yes
You better listen to your Maw and someday practice the law
And then you'll be a real success, yes

Small fry, you kissed the neighbour's daughter
Say small fry, you should stay 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
My you'll be the death of me yet
Oh me, oh my, small fry