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Subject:
From:
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 11:52 AM

Looking for lyrics for the song "Little man you've had a busy day" A turn of the century folk song. Lyrics and lead sheet if you know of it. Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE MAN, YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY^^
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 12:01 PM

LITTLE MAN, YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY
Paul Robeson with Ray Noble & the New Mayfair Orchestra
Words by Maurice Sigler and Al Hoffman; music by Mabel Wayne

- as recorded June 27, 1934

Evenin' breezes sighin', moon is in the sky
Little man, it's time for bed
Daddy's little hero is tired and wants to cry
Now, come along and rest your weary head

Little man, you're cryin', I know why you're blue
Someone took your kiddy-car away
You better go to sleep now
Little man, you've had a busy day

Johnny won your marbles, tell you what we'll do
Dad'll get you new ones right away
Better go to sleep now
Little man, you've had a busy day

You've been playin' soldier, the battle has been won
The enemy is out of sight
Come along there soldier, put away your gun
The war is over for tonight

Time to stop your schemin', time your day was through
Can't you hear the bugle softly say
Time you should be dreamin'
Little man, you've had a busy day

Little man, you're cryin', I know why you're blue
Someone took your kiddy-car away
You better go to sleep now
Little man, you've had a busy day

Johnny won your marbles, I know, I tell you what we'll do
Dad'll get you new ones right away
Better go to sleep now
Little man, you've had a busy day

You've been playin' soldier, the battle has been won
The enemy is out of sight
Come along there soldier, put away your gun
The war is over for tonight

Time to stop your schemin', time your day was through
Can't you hear the bugle softly say
Time you should be dreamin'
Little man, you've had a busy day


copied from (and better viewed there)http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/html/lyrics/l/little_man_youve_had_a_busy_day.txt

Wolfgang ^^


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Subject: RE: little man
From: Dano
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 07:29 PM

Thanks Wolfgang for the words, My Pop has been looking for that song for years!


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Subject: RE:
From: Gene
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 12:37 AM

George Morgan, a recent inductee
into the Country Music Hall of Fame
recorded a song titled: Little Man
it was on TNN's COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
back in 1991/1992....
my index says I have a copy
of the recording/video
If I don't, a friend does
will look for it.


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Subject: RE: Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
From: Reta
Date: 15 Dec 98 - 10:44 PM

I'm new at the Mudcat but in the few day's I've been here I have found songs I have been looking for for many years. I had forgotten this one all together and It was the only one I ever recall my mother singing.

I must add my thanks for bringing back a few good memories.

Blessings Wolfgang and to You for asking Dano.

Reta


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Subject: RE:
From:
Date: 16 Dec 98 - 02:18 PM

Sent copies to my sister and brothers and they say thanks also.

Reta


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Subject: RE:
From: Art Thieme
Date: 16 Dec 98 - 09:24 PM

I've heard tell there was a computer hack in Bagdad who posted the tune to "Mary Had A Little Lamb" (MIDI) and a certain holy man---actually a dervish of sorts---played it over and over and over and over as he spun wildly down the streets of that city. A real little lamb (a small goat) followed him for miles. The whirling dervish fell to the pavement, where the lamb ate him! (Must've been hungry.) Sadam Hussein was passing by at that very moment and he sang out to the lamb, "MIDI lamb, you've had a dizzy bey!"

art


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Subject: RE:
From:
Date: 17 Dec 98 - 11:00 PM

That's very funny , thanks Art!


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Subject: RE:
From: MG
Date: 20 Dec 98 - 08:02 PM

This is a folk song ???!!!!! MG


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Subject: RE:
From: GUEST,Gayle
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 10:32 PM

Where would one find the music now that we have the words.


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Subject: RE:
From: GUEST,Gayle
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 10:39 PM

Where would one find the music now that we have the words.


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Subject: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Alice
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 11:01 PM

wow. My mom used to sing that song. I haven't thought of it since I was a kid. I don't even remember the tune, it has been so long.


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Subject: RE: Little Man you've had a busy day
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 16 Jan 01 - 11:17 PM

I have a CD with a 1999 copyright date called "Vintage Children's Favourites" with "Living Era" or "25 Original Mono Recordings from 1926-1950" possibly parts of the title. ASV Ltd., of England, seems to be the publisher.

Other numeric info on the case says:

CD AJA 5274 and LC 07967

It does show up at CDNow (As of today) but without the "u" in Favourites.

The CD includes the Robeson version of "Little Man", also "The Laughing Policeman" by Charles Penrose
"The Prune Song"; Frank Crumit
"The Wedding of the Painted Doll" Layton and Johnstone
"Barnacle Bill the Sailor" Frank Luther & Carson Robison
"The Runaway Train" Vernon Dalhart
"The Teddy Bears' Picnic" Henry Hall
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" also by Hall
"Grandfather's Clock" Harold Williams
"I'm Popeye the Sailorman" Billy Costello
"Ragtime Cowboy Joe" the Hill Billies
"The Owl and the Pussycat" Stuart Robertson
"Heigh-Ho" The seven dwarfs
"Balloons" The Ovaltines and Monte Rey
"The Dickey Bird Hop" Gracie Fields
"The Bee Song" Arthur Askey
"Three Little Fishes" Maurice Denham
"We're Off to See the Wizard" The Ken Darby Singers
"Run Rabbit Run" Flanagan and Allen
"Christopher Robin at Buckingham Palace" Ann Stephens
"Swinging on a Star" Bing Crosby
"The Woody Woodpecker Song" Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters
"The Thing" Phil Harris
"Tubby the Tuba" Danny Kaye
"Goodnight, Children, Everywhere" Vera Lynn


(Actually, I typed all that so forum searches can find it in case anyone else is looking for old children's songs...)


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Subject: RE:
From: GUEST,Gayle
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 10:43 PM

Thanks so much, Rabbitrunning, for that info. I just ordered the CD. Can't wait till it comes. I hope the song is as good as I remember.


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Subject: RE: Children's favorites cd
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:45 PM

I don't think you'll be disappointed. Robeson could sing the phone book and make it sound good.

It's the second or third time I've referred to that CD to answer questions here, so it's a nice one to have. I'd never actually heard "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" although I'd seen references to it before I got the CD. We sang a corrupted version of "The Prune Song" in my giddy youth, though.

My mom (who is 84) got a real kick out of this CD too, and knew most of the words to the older stuff.


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Subject: RE:Little Man
From: GUEST,Kivatrader
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 01:06 PM

My mother used to sing that song to us --

Little man, don't cry now
Mommy knows you're tired
You have had a very busy day.
Better go to sleep now, Mommy's boy
you've had a busy day.

You've been playin' soldier
the battles are all won
the enemy is out of sight.

Close your eyes now, ...

That's all I can remember. Hope it helps.


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Subject: RE: Little Man
From: GUEST,Nancy
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 03:49 PM

Hmmmm...the song I'm looking for has these lyrics....

Little man you're crying, I know why you're blue
Someone stole your kiddy car away
Better go to sleep now, Little man you've had a busy day...

Someone stole your marbles? Tell you what I'll do
Daddy will buy you new ones right away
Beetter go...

Is this the same song as on the CD, I wonder? Any help will be appreciated...I know there was a bridge but can't remember it at all...

Thanks...

nancy


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Subject: RE.... Oh!
From: GUEST,Nancy
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 04:00 PM

Drrrrr....just getting the hang of this...thanks so much Wolfgang, for these words...I'll have to get the CD for the melody to the bridge, don't think every verse was the same.....

This is a wonderful site and resource!!!

thanks again, nancy


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Subject: RE:
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 09:21 AM

rock'n'roll


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Subject: RE: Little man you've had a busy day - Lyrics
From: GUEST,guest, Lori
Date: 06 Apr 02 - 02:42 AM

You can listen to a modern version of this song at http://www.xs4all.nl/~yni/newpage8.htm.

My grandma used to sing this to my brother when she rocked him to sleep.


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Subject: RE: Little man you've had a busy day - Lyrics
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 07 Apr 02 - 12:24 AM

Yeah, but it's only giving you the first part of the tune. Better check out the Robeson recording, if that's the only one currently available. Ask Dick at Camsco!

Sandy (whose mother also sang it, lo, those many years ago)


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Subject: RE: Little man you've had a busy day - Lyrics
From: GUEST,Julian Roberts
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 12:53 AM

Little Girl you're crying, I know why you're blue,
Someone stole your tricycle away.
Time to go to bed now,
Little girl you've had a busy day.

Suzie broke your dolly, tell you what we'll do.
Dad'll buy a new one right away.
Time to close your eyes now,
Little girl you've had a busy day.

You've been playing house dear, your daily work is done,
The "dishes" dried and out of sight.
Put away your toys now, it's time to go to sleep.
Your play is over for tonight.

Come and say your prayers now, 'fore you sleep away.
God bless mother, dad, and brother too.
Rest yourself in sleep now,
Little girl you've had a busy day.


(I had two sons and two daughters. They all got rocked to sleep to this song in both versions. The lyrics above are mine. julian@julianslaw.com)


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Subject: RE: Little man you've had a busy day - Lyrics
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 06:39 PM

Thanks, Julian!


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Subject: RE: Little man you've had a busy day - Lyrics
From: Stewie
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 07:20 PM

There is a version of this on Coope, Boyes and Simpson's 'Falling Slowly' CD.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Little man you've had a busy day - Lyrics
From: Mudlark
Date: 23 Oct 02 - 11:04 PM

I've always loved this lullaby...seems like I can hear, in my mind's ear, Bing Crosby singing it, along with That Sly Old Gentleman from Featherbed Lane... Chords to Little Man are easy and the song sounds great on the guitar...


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Subject: Chord Req: Little man you have had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 03:16 AM

Does anyone have chords and lyrics for this. This is one of my favourite tunes. Nothing came up on google when I tried.
Thanks


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Subject: Chords Add: LITTLE MAN, YOU'VE HAD A BUSY DAY
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 04:42 AM

Hi - I moved your request over here with the rest of the discussion of the song. This is from the First time Ever fakebook. Probably set up more for piano, but the chords should give you a start.
-Joe Offer-


Eb                Cm    Gm                Ab
Little man, you're cryin', I know why you're blue
Eb                Ab       G7 C7
Someone took your kiddy-car away
F7          F#dim
Better go to sleep now
Eb    Cm          Fm    Bb7 Eb Cm Bb+5
Little man, you've had a busy day

Eb             Cm       Gm                  Ab
Johnny won your marbles, tell you what we'll do
Eb             Ab             G7 C7
Dad'll get you new ones right away
F7          F#dim
Better go to sleep now
Eb    Cm          Fm    Bb7 Eb Abm Eb Eb7
Little man, you've had a busy day

Ab                  D7          Eb             C7
You've been playin' soldier, the battle has been won
Fm          Bb7    Eb Eb7
The enemy is out of sight
Fm7             G7       Cm            C7
Come along there soldier, put away your gun
    F7                Bb7 Gm D Bb7
The war is over for tonight

Eb                Cm       Gm                Ab
Time to stop your schemin', time your day was through
Eb                Ab          G7 C7
Can't you hear the bugle softly say
F7                  F#dim
Time you should be dreamin'
Eb    Cm          Fm   Bb7   Eb Fm7 Eb Bb7 Eb
Little man, you've had a busy day


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 05:55 AM

Thanks joe! a great help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: harvey andrews
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 06:07 AM

My father used to sing it to me. Thanks for the memory.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Micca
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 06:45 AM

There is a story about Bud Flanagan (a UK theatre comic, leader of the Crazy Gang) who after an afternoon tryst with the Leading lady singer of the show named (anita?) Day, is reputed to have said "Little Day, you have had a busy man"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 03 - 09:52 PM

Thanks Joe,
Big Help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,dwellingtondream@aol.com
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 08:14 AM

Thank you, since my family and I never had the pleasure of hearing a recording of this song, we had began to believe my mother had just learned it from her Mother (which considering my Grandmother was just a little hard to believe) the last time I heard my Mother sing that song was to my nephews and seeing the words brings tears. My Mother had a wonderful voice although she herself said that when feeling poorly one day, she ask God, "Lord what is wrong with me" and she told me His reply was, "WELL FOR ONE THING YOUR CAN'T SING". So thank you for the memories. By the way my sister sent me the link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Jim Colbert
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 11:40 AM

art quipped: "MIDI lamb, you've had a dizzy bey!"


Art, you owe me about, oh, a dime for the coffee my keyboard is now wearing after that one...

(:

(hey, a dime, doesn't that buy about twelve of us, from what I hear?!)

jim colbert
amused in Bellefonte PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,rginmike@qwest.net
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 02:44 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,kikokitty
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 12:41 PM

Bing crosby sang it? I thought it was Perry Como?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,decow@epix.net
Date: 26 Feb 04 - 04:04 PM

I have been looking for the lyrics to this song for years. No one has ever heard of it, and I find it on your site!! Wow. My mother sang it to me as a small child, and it always made things seem better. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,morries@cwnet.com
Date: 20 Mar 04 - 07:52 PM

Thanks for the lyrics. I too remember it from way back. I want to find the music in either CD or Tape and maybe even record. Can you help?
Thanks Morrie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 21 Mar 04 - 07:21 PM

As pointed out far up above, one of the most recent recordings must be on Coope, Boyes and Simpson's 'Falling Slowly' CD, in the late Nineties. Try a Google search for the group!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Frank Maher
Date: 21 Mar 04 - 10:05 PM

I have that song by paul robeson on a 78...i will make an mp3 of it and send it to anyone who wants it!!


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Subject: we are the ovaltines song
From: GUEST,Pat Waites
Date: 05 May 04 - 11:31 PM

Please can any one Help me, i AM TRYING TO FIND THE LYRICS/WORDS TO THE SONG WE ARE THE OVALTINES'S sORRY NOT SURE OF SPELLING
AS I have Fibromyalgia and a group of us are trying to find the word to the song so we can sing it at a charity show,
I would be very grateful, Thank you, you can e email at patwaites99@hotmail.com

Pat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,Eric Wrate
Date: 27 May 04 - 10:11 AM

Ovaltine has a web site - I have heard the song there


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 04 - 05:06 PM

The last person I heard singing this song was Eileen Pratt. She and husband Graham make a really good job of it. I'm not sure if it's on a recording or not, but they would be worth tracking down to check.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 27 May 04 - 06:10 PM

I've got a recorded version by Henry Hall dated 1930s


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Flash Company
Date: 28 May 04 - 10:37 AM

Reputedly played by Art Tatum when he followed Oscar Peterson to the piano after a typical Peterson 'Let's play every note on the keyboard' number.

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Amos
Date: 28 May 04 - 10:49 AM

OVALTINES, FAITH, FOLK AND FAMILY. BRITISH OI! AT ITS FINEST! (We Are) the Ovaltines, Argentina, One of the Kind, R. + N., Apathy, Bomber, Scum, Kicked to Shit, British Justice, Seek and Destroy, Joe Public, Odin's Rite, Father to Son, Words . (Dreadlord Records), CD 278, $21.95

http://www.msrproductions.com/british_oi_cds.htm

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 28 May 04 - 01:06 PM

Frank

My mother used to sing that song to me. I can half remember the melody and very few of the words. Thanks to this posting, I'm nearer finding something that I thought I'd never come across again. So please, an MP3 would be most welcome.

With respect to the musing "This is a folk song?", this posting proves that it is has been handed down orally through the generations; just like a traditional folk song, but there the similarity ends. Anyway, distinctions and labels sometimes do get a bit blurred.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 31 May 04 - 05:51 PM

Seems this thread has been hijacked! Next time you want to know about a song not in the thread title, would you please read the Mudcat newbies thread and then start your own! Pleeeease!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 02 Jun 04 - 04:57 AM

I can remember as a six or seven year old (about the time it was first unleashed) finding this song completely sickening.   I couldn't have put it into wordsat the time, but I felt it was patronising (to kids)and sickeningly treacly. Pity. Ray Noble was a good song writer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 03:59 PM

Frank,I'm new to the computer 'business'.I'm trying to take you up on your offer of an mp3 of Paul Robeson's 'Little Man,You've Had a...." Please e-mail to me what I should do to get one. I learnt this song in Ele. School in India,about 55 years ago! Ta.Rose Olivero.   (Canada)   maried@cogeco.ca


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST,vdkamp-01@planet.nl
Date: 25 Jun 04 - 06:30 PM

Surprisingly nobody has mentioned Connie Boswell's rendering of this song until now. It was recorded in 1934 with Victor Young and his Orchestra and is available on various Boswell-CDs now. Connie's dark musical voice croons its way through this little ballad very pleasantly, with a touching 'bless your little hart .. good night baby' at the end. Sentimental? yeah, sure, but what's wrong with that?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 27 Jun 04 - 11:16 AM

Yuk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 10:22 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST,donmueller@earthlink.net
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 09:28 PM

Has anyone sent you the chords to Little Man You've Had a Busy Day?

Iknow most of the song-- the bridge eludes me. I suspect if I read the lyrics it would come to me. I could supply you with chord names and a melody line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 06:53 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Scrump
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 05:43 AM

Yes, I remember Graham and Eileen Pratt singing this too. Are they still around? I haven't heard of them for ages.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little man you've had a busy day
From: Pete_Standing
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 07:58 PM

Pretty sure they are.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST,brian brown
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 06:57 AM

Hello Folks

Can anyone tell me where I can get a copy of the music score for Little Man You've Had A Busy Day?

Regards

Brian Brown


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST,stevie wonder
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 12:08 PM

I first heard this song on a Chet Baker album titled The Artistry of Chet Baker, copyright 1955. Chet was a great crooner with his trumpet and voice. I would love to come up with the music score for Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day.

I sing in an A Capella quartet, and I think that song would be a great addition to our lisst of songs.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 07:47 AM

my name is 'K'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 08:20 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26cAcirG4ww


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 01:03 PM

Is there another version of this song? My father used to sing me a song to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb - it went: Little girl you've had a busy day today, put away your dolly and all your other toys, cause little girl you've had a busy day today. I can't remember the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST,Morgan I.
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 10:53 PM

My grandmother used to sing a rendition:
Little girl you're crying
I know why you're blue
Someone took your kiddy car away
Better go to sleep now
Little girl
Yu've nada busy day

Johnny took your marbles, tell you what we'll do,
Mom'll get you new ones right away
Better go to sleep now
Little girl
Yu'vehad a busy day

You've been playing mommy
But now your day is through
Your babies are all fast asleep.
Dishes are all done now
The household work is done,
Play now in dreamtime little one

Better go to sleep now, little girl,
You've had a busy day.

She used to sing me to sleep with it every night when I was young after my parents got divorced and my mom, brother and I moved back in with her. Now if I can't sleep , I sing it to myself, and eventually, I'll sing it to my own kids(:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
From: GUEST,Howard Cunningham
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 04:34 PM

Hi .what happened to the words that were part of this song I heard when I was young about the toy soldiers that the boy had that got broken by someone and the dad or singer tells the boy don't worry they are only made of clay so dad will buy you new ones right away?I think the words went something like this: Little man you're crying,I know why your blue: Someone broke your toy soldiers today, don't worry,they're only made of clay anyway. Dad will buy you new ones right away. Better go to sleep,now, little man you've had a busy day. I'm not exactly sure if these words I put here as a part of that song are right but I think these words I put here are close to being right at least.Anyway,I always liked hearing this song when I was young.From Howard.


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