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Little Children (ver. 1) by Mort Shuman - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
Little Children was a song written by J. Leslie McFarland and Mort Shuman. It was recorded by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas which reached Number One in the UK Singles chart in March 1964, and Number 7 in the U.S. later the same year. The lyric concerns a man's entreaties to his girlfriend's young siblings not to reveal his courtship of their elder sister and to leave them alone. As such, it was a departure from the traditional love songs hitherto recorded by Kramer (sometimes supplied by Lennon & McCartney)[1]. When offered another Lennon and McCartney song for his next single by the manager of both groups, Brian Epstein, Kramer turned it down and chose instead Little Children after a search for suitable material from music publishers. Mort Shuman (November 12, 1936 - January 2, 1991) was an American singer, pianist and songwriter, best known as co-writer of many 1960s rock and roll hits,.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Mort Shuman (November 12, 1936 - January 2, 1991) was an American singer, pianist and songwriter, best known as co-writer of many 1960s rock and roll hits, including "Viva Las Vegas". He also wrote and sang many songs in French, such as Le Lac Majeur, Allo Papa Tango Charlie, Sha Mi Sha, Un Eté de Porcelaine, Brooklyn by the Sea which became great hits in France. Shuman was born in Brooklyn, New York and went to Abraham Lincoln High School and then studied music at the New York Conservatory. He became a fan of R&B music and after he met Doc Pomus the two teamed up to compose for Aldon Music at offices in New York City's Brill Building. Their songwriting collaboration saw Pomus write the lyrics and Shuman the melody, although occasionally they worked on both. Their compositions would be recorded by artists such as Dion, Andy Williams, Bobby Darin, Fabian, The Drifters, and Elvis Presley, among others. Their most famous songs include "A Teenager in Love", "Turn Me Loose", "This Magic Moment", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Little Sister", "Can't Get Used to Losing You", "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" and "Viva Las Vegas". Pomus often drew on.
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