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Lyr Req: Smarty (Norworth/Von Tilzer)

GUEST,jakoehl@ix.netcom.com 18 Sep 00 - 05:24 PM
The Beanster 18 Sep 00 - 06:34 PM
SINSULL 19 Sep 00 - 11:04 AM
GUEST 16 Apr 11 - 10:31 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Apr 11 - 01:22 AM
Seamus Kennedy 17 Apr 11 - 01:44 AM
Cool Beans 17 Apr 11 - 04:51 PM
GUEST,Maggie Reid 21 Jul 12 - 09:39 PM
GUEST,Old time fan 30 Aug 12 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,Mary 27 Nov 16 - 05:43 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Dec 16 - 01:09 PM
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Subject: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: GUEST,jakoehl@ix.netcom.com
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 05:24 PM

I am looking for the song Smarty Pants from the early 50's. The lyrics are something like....Smarty Smarty Smarty...thought you had a party....dont forget what the teacher taught ...youll be sorry when you get caught...NEED FOR STAGE PLAY for high school group..thanks....Judy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: The Beanster
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 06:34 PM

Judy, I was pretty sure I could find this one but I looked around and haven't found it yet. Do you know who it was by? I found a bad disco song from the 1970's called Smarty Pants. lol Will keep looking...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 11:04 AM

sMARTY, SMARTY, SMARTY
tHOUGHT YOU'D HAVE A PARTY
dON'T FORGET WHAT THE TEACHER TAUGHT
yOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU GET CAUGHT
i'M GONNA TELL YOUR MOTHER
sEE IF SHE DOESN'T CARE
cAUSE YOUR A SILLY OLD SMARTY PANTS
sO THERE, THERE, THERE!

Sorry Jake I can sing it (my Mom taught me) but no music sheets.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 10:31 AM

I'm 83 years old, and we had an old (then) Victrola in our attic (record player) and I somehow obtained a 10 inch 78 rpm disk which had this song on it. That was in about 1936. So the song predates that year - I'd guess it was written in the 1920s or earlier. Did you ever find the printed score? I could sing the tune today from my early memory of it!
Chuck Stuart
Massachusetts, USA
April 16, 2011


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Subject: Lyr Add: SMARTY (Norworth/Von Tilzer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 01:22 AM

From the sheet music at Indiana University:


SMARTY
Words, Jack Norworth. Music, Albert Von Tilzer.
New York: The York Music Co., ©1907.

1. Now, Willie Green, I think you're mean.
You ran away and hid.
You sneaked away the other day,
With Nellie; yes, you did.
You did; you did; you know you did.
You didn't? Oh, such lies!
I saw you with my own two eyes.
You even hugged and kissed her in the lane.
I'm mad, so please don't speak to me again.

CHORUS: Smarty, Smarty, Smarty,
Thought you had a party.
Don't forget what the teacher taught.
You'll be sorry if you get caught.
I'm goin' to tell your mother. Just see if you don't care.
You're nothing but a smarty cat, so there, there, there!

2. Why, Annie Brown, how can you frown?
That's not the way to do.
There's not another girl in town
I love like I love you.
You're jealous; "fess" up, honor bright.
You know it isn't right,
'Cause that's what makes grownup folks fight.
Is kissing such an awful, awful crime?
I knew that you were looking all the time.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 01:44 AM

The same guys who gave us Take Me Out To The Ball Game!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: Cool Beans
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 04:51 PM

I always wondered who Smarty Smarty was in the song "The Storybook Ball" (Billie Montgomery, George Perry; 1917). Now I know!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: GUEST,Maggie Reid
Date: 21 Jul 12 - 09:39 PM

This is fantastic. I have been singing
"Smarty, Smarty.." my whole life. I'm 56 years old. My dad taught us this song when we were itty bitties. I'm thrilled to find out the roots of the song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: GUEST,Old time fan
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 01:46 PM

The singer was Beatrice Kay and the album was the Naughty Nighties


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: GUEST,Mary
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 05:43 PM

I know this is an old thread, but my Daddy, born in 1895' used o rock me to sleep with the chorus of this song. He sang it to the same tune as "School Days." Don't know if this is the correct tune. Never knew anything but the chorus and never heard the tune to the main part. Thank you for telling me all the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: smarty pants from the 50's...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 16 - 01:09 PM

YouTube has a 1908 recording by Ada Jones & Billy Murray.


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