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Little People (from "Les Miserables")

Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg | English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

They laugh at me. these fellows, just because I am small.
They laugh at me because I'm not a hundred feet tall.
I tell 'em there's a lot to learn here on the ground.
The world is big but little people turn it around.

A worm can roll a stone,
A bee can sting a bear,
A fly can fly around Versailles (pronounced "vur-sigh")
'Cos flies don't care!
A sparrow in a hat can make a happy home,
A flea can bite the bottom of the Pope in Rome!

Goliath was a bruiser who was as tall as the sky,
but David threw a right and gave him one in the eye.
I've never read the Bible but I know that it's true
It only comes to show what little people can do!

A worm can roll a stone,
A bee can sting a bear,
A fly can fly around Versailles
'Cos flies don't care!
A sparrow in a hat can make a happy home,
A flea can bite the bottom of the Pope in Rome!

So never kick a dog because it's just a pup.
You better run for cover when the pup grows up!
And we'll fight like 20 armies and we won't give up!


From the musical "Les Miserables" (1980). Based on the novel "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo (1862).