I'M LITTLE BUT I'M LOUD
Recorded by: (Little) Jimmy Dickens
Writers: B. Bryant & J. Dickens
A [G] lot of folks have told me
I was [C] pulled 'fore I was [G] ripe
A winter apple picked off in the [D7] fall
But [G] even as a youngin'
I was [C] ] not the bashful [G] type
'Cause I could yell the [D7] loudest of them [G] all.
I'm [C] ] little, but I'm loud
I'm [G] poor, but I'm proud
I'm countrified and I don't care who [D7] knows it
I'm [G] like a banty rooster
In a [C] big, red rooster [G] crowd
I'm puny, short and [D7] little, but I'm [G] loud.
I learned to do my singin
Walkin' 'long behind a plow
The singin' teachers always passed me by
And so I have to sing
The only way that I know how
Just rare back, open up and let 'er fly.
I sang a special solo song
In church one Sunday morn'
And I was plumb embarassed to my chin
I hit a high note, looked around
And sure as I was born
Two cows and fourteen hogs were walkin' in.
"LITTLE" JIMMY DICKENS/"RAISIN' THE DICKENS"
Columbia CL 1047