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?)
What’s that?
(I know she even called you darling, lover man!)
You’ve been eavesdropping.
(Yes, I have.)
That really sent me, coincidentally,
I should have known enough then to scram.
(No man is ever that clever — that rhymes!)
Now I guess you know it all, least that’s all I recall.
(That’s all you’ll ever recall.)
Except the part about the man with a ring.
(Oh you’re going again.)
In case it’s news to you, the smartest I said I’d do.
(Oh you down.)
: A little learning is a dangerous, is a dangerous thing.
(Oh, pure treachery, treachery!)
Stop, stop!

More lyrics from Frank Sinatra

  • 05S'posin'
  • 18It's Only a Paper Moon
  • -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
  • 06Mean to Me
  • 03:12
  • 03:24
  • 11A Little Learnin' Is a Dangerous Thing, Part 2
  • 12Why Can't You Behave
  • 03:10
  • 17When You're Smiling