Hey, Pearl, what’s bugging you, girl?
(Too much knowledge, Frank, too much knowledge.)
Explain it to me.
(Well, it was down at school at the age of six.)
One of the real quiz kids.
(Yeah, so did reason and lightning touch.)
Usual thought.
(As time went on, I studied lots of, oh, the other things.)
Uh huh, like a.
(No, most of them didn’t hurt much.)
Well, I’ve had other teachers.
(Well I got my diploma, I was real smart.)
In a pretty frame, huh?
(Of my knowledge there was no doubt.)
That’s pretty obvious.
(Yeah but lately I’ve had the same, like in your words too,)
(It wasn’t even a thought, let me tell you what I found out now.)
Look at the size of my ears, pour it on.
(You know it started with a man.)
Uh huh!
(And the man he was grand.)
Ain’t that the truth.
(He had a lie that would make a bird sing.)
This kid really came on, I can see that,
'Cause you were much too smart to be afraid at the start.
(Frank, a little learnin' is a dangerous thing.)
Well, I’d like to hear some more.
(First he only wanted two.)
To?
(Then he changed it to few.)
Oh, you mean loot.
(I even loaned that man my watch and my ring.)
Oh, you lost your head, Pearl, completely,
'Cause you were hip to the fact that he would pay you right back.
(Yep, a little learning is a dangerous thing.)
Uh huh. Yes, with his sweetheart, his so discreet heart.
(Oh Frank, he had me doing things that I shouldn’t do.)
That cad, ain’t no denying, so sense in trying.
(Let me tell you, it is just as bad. My education’s been like some book.)
Bet you had an encyclopedia.
(Yet now I know the score at last.)
So I’m happy for you.
(I’m an gal with a past that left my head hot and perched in a sling.)
You mean you got yourself in hock?
(Yes, it’s understood that brother gypped me but good,)
(A little learning) can be a dangerous thing.
Yeah girl that’s the kind of stuff you gotta watch out for.
(Oh makes me so nervous.)
That’s right, it shakes you up…

More lyrics from Frank Sinatra

  • 05S'posin'
    01:47
  • 18It's Only a Paper Moon
    02:19
  • -Sweet Lorraine (Eng 15 Dec 1946 New York)
  • -That'S How Much I Love You (Eng 15 Dec 1946 New York)
  • -You Can Take My Word For It Baby (Eng 15 Dec 1946 New York)
  • -One For My Baby (Eng 11 Aout 1947 Los Angeles)
  • -S'Posin' (Eng 24 Oct 1947 New York)
  • -Mean To Me (Eng 31 Oct 1947 New York)
  • -I'Ve Got A Crush On You (Eng 5 Nov 1947 New York)
  • -Body And Soul (Eng 9 Nov 1947 New York)
  • -I Went Down To Virginia (Eng 25 Nov 1947 New York)
  • -A Little Learnin' Is A Dangerous Thing 1 (Eng 8 Dec 1947 New York)
  • -A Little Learnin' Is A Dangerous Thing 2 (Eng 8 Dec 1947 New York)
  • -Why Can't You Behave (Eng 15 Dec 1948 Los Angeles)
  • -Bop Goes My Heart (Eng 15 Dec 1948 Los Angeles)
  • -The Hucklebuck (Eng 10 Avril 1949 Los Angeles)
  • -You Do Something To Me (Eng 14 Avril 1950 New York)
  • -Lover (Eng 14 Avril 1950 New York)
  • -When You're Smiling (Eng 24 Avril 1950 New York)
  • -It's Only A Paper Moon (Eng 24 Avril 1950 New York)
  • -My Blue Heaven (Eng 24 Avril 1950 New York)
  • -The Continental (Eng 24 Avril 1950 New York)
  • -Castle Rock (Eng 19 Juil 1951 Los Angeles)
  • -Farewell Farewell To Love (Eng 19 Juil 1951 Los Angeles)
  • -The Birth Of The Blues (Eng 3 Juin 1952 Los Angeles)
  • 02That's How Much I Love You
    03:17
  • 06Mean to Me
    03:18
  • 03:12
  • 10A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing, Part 1
    03:24
  • 03:06
  • 12Why Can't You Behave
    03:20
  • 03:10
  • 17When You're Smiling
    01:58