Small FryWords & Music by Frank Loesser & Hoagy Carmichael, 1938
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1938 (#3)
From the movie "Sing You Sinners
C A7-9 D7 G7 Small fry, sittin' by the pool room, C A7-9 D7 G7 Small fry, should be in the school room; C C9 F A7 My, my, put down that cig - a - rette, D9 Am7 D9 G7 You ain't a-grown up high and mighty yet. C A7-9 D7 G7 Small fry, dancin' for a penny, C A7-9 D7 G7 Small fry, countin' up how many. C C9 F A7 My, my, just listen here to me -- D9 Am7 D9 C Dm7 C You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea. Bridge: C7 F7 C E7 Am You practice peckin' all day long to some old ra - di - o song, G F Em G7 C Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! F7 C E7 Am You better listen to your Maw and someday practice the law, Am7 D7 G7 And then you'll be a real success. C A7-9 D7 G7 Small fry, you kissed the neighbor's daughter, C A7-9 D7 G7 Small fry, should stay in shallow water. C C9 F A7 Seems I should take you 'cross my knee -- D7 Am7 Dm7 C Dm7 C You ain't the biggest catfish in the sea. Coda: F9 C You've got your feet all soakin' wet, C/B E7 Am You'll be the death of me yet -- G F Em G7 C Oh my, oh my, small fry.