“You're a Little Too Small”


Even very small girls won't consider the singer, saying "you're young I know, perhaps you may grow, At present you're a little too small." When he inherits a million and the girls call him he refuses because "at present I'm a little too small"


The description follows the McBride text. The Carolina Tarheels recording has the singer getting closer to marriage, without succeeding, but omits the inheritance.

Meade, Spottswood and Meade: _Country Music Sources_ by Guthrie T Meade Jr with Dick Spottswood and Douglas S. Meade (Chapel Hill, 2002), p. 445. They also cite Haun, Mildred, Cooke County [Tennesee?] Ballads and Songs (M.A. Thesis, Vanderbilt U., Nashville, Tenn., 1937)], p.431. - BS


  • Carolina Tar Heels, "You're a Little Too Small" (Victor V40007, 1928)


  1. McBride 48, "A Little Too Small" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4349
  3. BI, McB1048


Author: Al Haynes (source: Meade, Spottswood and Meade)
Earliest date: 1887 (publication date, according to Meade, Spottswood and Meade)
Found in: Ireland US