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Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine

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wayne73@midwest.net 26 Jun 98 - 01:13 PM
JVZ 27 Jun 98 - 01:49 PM
Gene 28 Jun 98 - 11:50 PM
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Subject: song
From: wayne73@midwest.net
Date: 26 Jun 98 - 01:13 PM

I am looking for the lyrics of above song.
I believe that the song starts as below.

A tiny turned up nose
Two cheeks just like a rose
So sweet from head to toe
This little girl of mine
Two lips to kiss goodnight
Two arms to hold me tight
Two eyes that shine so bright
This little girl of mine
She is all the world to me
She climbs upon my knee
And to me she will always be
This little girl of mine


There are more lyrics that I do not know.
I would appreciate the rest of the lyrics

Thankyou
Wayne A. Holloway


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From: JVZ
Date: 27 Jun 98 - 01:49 PM

Sorry, Wayne, I tried. I remember the song too, but no more lyrics than you. My mother used to sing it except she sang "That" instead of "This". Although in her seventies, she's still alive, so I called her. She didn't remember where she got it and said she might have gotten it from her mother.

I went to my favorite place for old songs which is http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/main_index/

There I found a #4 Hit in 1931 entitled "Little Girl" but they don't have the lyrics up yet. It was performed by Joe Ventuti and featured Harold Arlen. You might try back with them from time to time as they haven't had 1930 thru 1949 on there very long so I'm sure more lyrics will be added.

AS FOR THE REST OF YOU GUYS, WHY DON'T YOU GO THERE AND LOOK AROUND AND SEE IF YOU CAN HELP THEM OUT WITH SOME LYRICS.


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Subject: RE:
From: Gene
Date: 28 Jun 98 - 11:50 PM

See the lyrics post for:

THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE/THE BROWNS

can be sung either way!


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Subject: RE: "This Little Girl of Mine"
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 05 - 01:44 AM

That tiny turned up nose
Two cheeks just like a rose
So sweet from head to toe
That little girl of mine
No one will ever know
What heaven has sent
She's all the world to me
To sit upon my knee
To me she'll always be
That little girl of mine
Two arms to hold me tight
Two lips to kiss goodnight
To me she'll always be
That little girl of mine
No one will ever know
What her coming has meant
She's all the world to me
She's what Heaven has sent
She's all the world to me
To sit upon my knee
To me she'll always be
That little girl of mine


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Subject: RE: 'This Little Girl of Mine'
From: Flash Company
Date: 03 May 05 - 09:30 AM

Everly Bros had this as a title:-

This little girl of mine, I wannnt you people to know,
This little girl of mine, I take her every where I go,
When the boys all whistle I don't mind,
I can't blame them 'cos she's so fine,
And thats why,
Why,
Why,
Whiiii-yay,
Oh yes, I love this little girl of mine!

Sometimes I despair for the stuff I remember!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 02:01 PM

A tiny turned up nose
Two cheecks just like a rose
So sweet from head to toe
This little girl of mine

Two eyes that shine so bright
Two lips that kiss goodnight
Two arms that hold me tight
This little girl of mine

No one will ever know
Just what her coming has meant
Because I love her so
She's something heaven has sent

She's all the world to me
She climbs upon my knee
To me she'll always be
This little girl of mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Little Girl of Mine
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 04:38 AM

Well, I found it on an album called Into My Own Thing: The Jewel and Whit Recordings, 1966-1971, by Bobby Powell. It's a R&B recording - I thought it would be a sentimental old thing, but it turned out to be pretty good.
There's a girls' chorus on the two..., two...., two.... part in a cutesy sort of way, and then Powell sings the "No one will ever know" in a bluesy fashion.

Got all that?

But then, there's a boy's version with the same lyrics, recorded by Gene Autry - and it sounds like this (click)

So, there is a country version of the song, and a R&B version. the lyrics are posted above.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This Little Girl of Mine
From: Arkie
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 11:16 AM

Lester McFarland and Bob Gardner, known professionally as Mac and Bob recorded "That Little Girl of Mine" which has lyrics similar to if not identical to those requested. The recording was reissued by Old Homestead on LP and was eventually issued on CD. The song was written in 1873 by William S. (Shakespeare) Hays, a prolific and popular song writer in the 19th century who also wrote "Molly Darling". Mac and Bob and Gene Autry, as well, were on the WLS National Barndance so their music was widely distributed over the airways and both sold a lot of recordings although Gene outsold Mac and Bob by far.

Here is a link to Mac and Bob singing Faded Rose and a Broken Heart.

Mac and Bob


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Subject: ADDPOP: This Little Girl of Mine
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 10:53 PM

To my mind, the best recording with this title is the doo-wop classic, recorded by the Cleftones (1956) and later by Dion:

LITTLE GIRL OF MINE
(Herbert Cox & Morris Levy)

Oh, little girl of mine, Gee, you sure look fine;
Yes, you appeal to me, I'll never set you free.
Be my lovin' baby till the end of time,
I can't seem to get you off my mind, my baby.
The boys will roll their eyes as we go strollin' by.
It's not so hard to see, that they all envy me
'Cause you're my lovin' baby, you belong to me.
That's the way it was meant to be.

Oh, well, now I know I love you so,
I'll never, I'll never let you go,
I need your love, oh, so much;
I thrill to your touch.

Oh, well, now I know I love you so,
I'll never, I'll never let you go,
I need your love, oh, so much;
I thrill to your touch.

So little girl, stay true; that's all I ask of you.
Be mine and mine alone, don't leave your happy home.
'Cause I love you, baby, and I always will,
You're my one and only thrill, my baby
My honey, my sweet thing.


The "mouth music" that accompanies the song is "Lil lil lil lil lil" or something like that, five times, over and over again.

-Joe-
There's a completely different song with the same title, recorded by Faron Young. Can't say I like it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST,SpecialKinNJ
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 07:57 PM

Substitute "girl" and the lyrics below are apt.

A tiny turned up nose his cheek's just like a rose So sweet from head to toe that little boy of mine He's all the world to me he climbs upon my knee To me he'll always be that little boy of mine No one will ever know just what his coming has meant [ Because I love him so he's something heaven has sent A tiny turned up nose his cheek's just like a rose So sweet from head to toe that little boy of mine No one will ever know just what his coming has meant Because I love him so he's something heaven has sent He's all the world to me he climbs upon my knee To me he'll always be that little boy of mine
From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/that-little-boy-of-mine-lyrics-eddy-arnold.html ]
Read more: EDDY ARNOLD - THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/that-little-boy-of-mine-lyrics-eddy-arnold.html#ixzz1leYFgdmp
Copied from MetroLyrics.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 10:05 PM

This Little Girl Mine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST,judy
Date: 27 May 14 - 11:00 AM

This is another part of the song that my mother sang to me.
you're sweet just like a rose you're sweet from head to toes and you will always be that little girl of my. No one what you're coming has meant, but you must be something heaven has sent


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST,Lauryn McIntire
Date: 03 Jun 14 - 01:43 AM

My Grandpa always sang this to me. I looked it up today because he's going to die Wednesday. The song was originally sung by Bonnie Owens and was 'boy' instead of girl. My Grampa changed it to girl for me and I guess that's what yours did too

Who cares for fame or fortune
Who cares for wealth or gold
Because I find a fortune
Within my arms I hold

A tiny turned up nose
Two cheeks just like a rose
So sweet from head to toes
That little boy of mine

Two arms that hold me tight
Two eyes that shine so bright
Two lips that kiss goodnight
That little boy of mine

No one will ever know
Just what his coming has meant
Because I love him so
He's something heaven has sent

He's all the world to me
He climbs upon my knee
To me he'll always be
That little boy of mine

And when he lays his head
Upon his pillow so white
I pray the Lord above
To guide him safe through the night

In dreams I see his face
And feel his fond embrace
There's no one can replace
That little boy of mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 15 - 10:12 PM

She's all the world to me ~ Skip James


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST,Elaine
Date: 23 Aug 18 - 10:29 AM

This is the way my mom used to sing it to me.

She's goat a tiny turned up nose
Two cheeks just like a rose
So sweet from head to toe
This little girl of mine
Two lips to kiss goodnight
Two arms to hold me tight
Two eyes that shine so bright
This little girl of mine
She's the end of the rainbow
My pot of gold
Mommy's little girl
To have and hold
A precious gift
Is what your are,
And you mommy's little girl.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE (Meroff/King/...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Aug 18 - 05:09 PM

There are several libraries that have the sheet music. They do not make the images viewable online due to copyright restrictions, except for the cover, which you can see at the website of Mississippi State University. It is cataloged thus:

THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE
Words and music by Benny Meroff, Wayne King & Walter Hirsch, ©1929.

First Line of Song: Who cares for fame and fortune,
First Line of Chorus: A tiny turned up nose, Two cheeks just like a rose,

There were early recordings by:

1931 – Adrian Schubert and His Orchestra
1931 – Ben Bernie and His Orchestra
1931 – Fred Jeske
1931 – Jerry Fenwyck and His Orchestra
1931 – Jim and Marion Jordan
1931 – The Deckers
1931 – The Melodears
1931 – Will Osborne and His Orchestra
1932 – Bert Lown and His Biltmore Orchestra
1933 – The Vagabonds
1935 – Dean Boys
1936 – Jack Savage and His Cowboys
1938 – Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra
1947 – Rex Allen & His Arizona Wranglers
195? – Gene Autry
1950 – Larry Vincent
1951 – Patsy Montana
1951 – Red Foley
1951? – Eddy Arnold
1954 - Ray Haney with the Rio Grande Playboys
1955 – Wesley Tuttle
1956 – Ferlin Husky
1958 – Burl Ives
1960 – The Browns
1965 – Bob Jennings
1968 – Archie Campbell
1970 – Bonnie Owens

THAT LITTLE GIRL OF MINE
1938 – Julian Johnson & Leon Hyatt

I found a “fan” website devoted to this song: http://thatlittleboyofmine.com/. It has the following lyrics:

VERSE 1: Who cares for fame and fortune?
Who cares for wealth or gold?
Because I find a fortune,
Within my arms I hold.

CHORUS 1: A tiny turned up nose,
Two cheeks just like a rose,
So sweet from head to toes,
That little boy of mine.
Two arms that hold me tight,
Two eyes that shine so bright,
Two lips that kiss “Good-Night,”
That little boy of mine.
No one will ever know
Just what his coming has meant,
Because I love him so,
He's something heaven has sent.
He’s all the world to me.
He climbs up on my knee.
To me he'll always be
That little boy of mine.

VERSE 2: I dreamed about a castle.
’Twas high up in the skies;
But in a little cradle,
My dreams I realized.

CHORUS 2: A tiny turned up nose,
Two cheeks just like a rose,
So sweet from head to toes,
That little boy of mine.
Two arms that hold me tight,
Two eyes that shine so bright,
Two lips that kiss “Good-Night,”
That little boy of mine.
And when he lays his head
Upon his pillow so white,
I pray the Lord above
To guide him safe thru the night.
In dreams I see his face
And feel his sweet embrace.
There’s no one can replace
That little boy of mine.

And the owner has posted images of the sheet music in two parts: here and here, and has also posted abount 20 recordings.

The earliest recording I can find online is this one at the Internet Archive by Bert Lown and His Biltmore Orchestra.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 12:11 AM

And now, the parody everyone’s been waiting for:


THAT LITTLE BOY OF MINE
As recorded by Homer & Jethro on “There’s Nothing Like an Old Hippie” (1968)

A tiny turned up nose,
Twelve little baby toes,
Those way-out hippie clothes,
That little boy of mine.
He climbs upon my knee.
He weighs two hundred three.
Says: “Where’s the LSD?”
That little boy of mine.
He took the car today
And he just now brought it back.
You’ll find what’s left of it
Crammed in a brown paper sack.
Who says: “Like, man, I’m hip”?
Who thinks his pa’s a drip?
Who gives us lots o’ lip?
That little boy of mine.

They say he’s heaven-sent,
But we think he is the worst.
Could be the president,
That’s if the neighbors don’t kill him first.
Those loaded dice he rolled,
That bootleg booze he sold.
Next week he’ll be paroled,
That little boy of mine,
That little boy of mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: This/That Little Girl of Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 18 - 12:29 AM

A cute little button nose
two cheeks as a pretty as a rose
she’s sweet from her head to her toes
this little girl of mine
and no one will ever know what her coming has meant
she’s all the world to me something that Jesus has sent
and when she smiles at me
she’s the sweet as she can be
and to me she’ll always be
this little girl of mine ( this is how you mom sang it to me)


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