Little Children

Album: Story (1964)
Charted: 1 7
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  • Little children, you better not tell on me I'm tellin' you
    Little children, you better not tell what you see And if you're good
    I'll give you candy and a quarter
    If you're quiet like you oughta be
    And keep a secret with me

    I wish they would go away
    Little children, now why aren't you playin' outside I'm askin' you
    You can't fool me, 'cause I'm gonna know if you hide and try to peek
    I'm gonna treat you to a movie
    Stop your gigglin', children do be nice
    Like little sugars and spice

    You saw me kissin' your sister, you saw me holdin' her hand
    But if you snitch to your mother, your father won't understand

    I wish they would take a nap
    Little children, now why don't you go bye-bye Go anywhere at all
    Little children, I know you would if you tried Go up the stairs
    Me and your sister, we're goin' steady
    How can I kiss her when I'm ready to
    With little children like you around
    I wonder what can I do around
    Little children like you

Comments: 7

  • AnonymousBrings back good memories. Love it
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaDoes anyone know who played on this song, especially the lead guitar part?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 7th 1964, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas performed "Little Children" on CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Two months earlier on April 12th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #87; and on June 7th it peaked at #7 (for 1 week) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    The record's B-side, "Bad To Me", also made the Top 10, on July 28th it reached #9 (for 2 weeks) and stayed on the chart for 10 weeks...
    And on March 21st "Little Children" peaked at #1 (for 1 week) on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    "Bad To Me" also reached #1 in the U.K.; it peaked on August 24th, 1963 (for 2 weeks).
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaIn an era (British Invasion) when everone was wearing their hair long. here comes this good looking, clean cut guy with a pompador fronting a band of long haired musicians...Ironic, since he was so close to The Beatles And their management He made some cool records..
  • Phil from Palatine, IlThe "Buckingham" moniker came from their hometown - Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain.
  • Alan from Sault Ste. Marie, OnAn American band wanted record buyers to think they were English to cash in on the British Invasion hence "The Buckinghams". An English band wanted people to think of them as American hence "The Nashville Teens". Go figure!!
  • Andrew from London, EnglandThis is thee very earliest song I remember at no1 in the charts. I think it knocked Cilla Black off the top spot. Funny how such an english band can sound so American (e.g. lines like "a quarter", names like Dakotas). I always thought they were americanos!
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