Sangtekster for Frank Sinatra: A Little Learnin Is A Dangerous Thing (Part 2)

A Little Learnin Is A Dangerous Thing (Part 2)

with (Pearl Bailey)

Yeah, like I said that knowledge can mess up your life at times
(Oh it makes you so nervous, I got a blank, now what's with you Frank?)
Well, dig me, I started to school just like all kids do
(You mean, you were young once?)
I was a Mickey Rooney of my day, learned my lessons and got along fine
(So should you clamor)
And then as time went on, I learned a lot of other things,
(You clever boy!)
Uh huh, and I really had myself some jolly time
(I can imagine as much)
I never played any favorites, 'cause I was much too smart
(You think you're too smart Wait till you get further down)
I had my boots on and I had them laced up tight
(You talk like that in your era?)
Wrote a book, Pearl, but then I made a mistake
(Most men do)
Uh huh, I should have known from the start
(Most men don't)
Aha, let me tell you what happened last night
(This is not this day's material?)
It's bad, 'cause it started with a gal
(Always does)
And her name, it was Sal
(Sal, corny)
Oh she was cute She was as fine as a bird on the wing
(Yeah, you always could think up,)
(But you are much too bright to fall in love the first night)
But uh, a little learnin' is a dangerous thing
(I told you that on the other side of the record)
And then we danced for a time or two, till she said she was blue
(Uh, huh, there it is)
And right away, I was doing the thing
(Just rushing through life)
'Cause I was hip to the fact that I could always jump back
(Do a thing)
But a little learnin' is a dangerous thing
(Yes it is)
She made with sweet talk
(Uh hmmm)
That so hard-to-beat talk
(Know what, Frank?)-