EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Little Children’ – Billy J. Kramer & The Dakatos

What was the number one song in the UK on 19th March 1964?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Billy & the Dakatos are back again with Little Children, which was number one for 2 weeks.

Ummm, so again this is one of those songs that at first, I was very worried listening. Case in point:

1) Little children you better not tell on me

2) If you’re good I’ll give you candy and a quarter

3) If you’re quiet like you oughta be and keep a secret with me

But readers, we can breath a sigh of relief, it’s a song about younger siblings catching him kissing their older sister. Though, it’s still a slight worry that he is so desperate that they don’t tell their parents about it. Maybe I won’t dwell on that too much. Anyway, it’s a quite a catchy tune, but in general it’s all a bit pants.


Little children, you better not tell on me I’m tellin’ you
Little children, you better not tell what you see And if you’re good
I’ll give you candy and a quarter
If you’re quiet like you oughta be
And keep a secret with me
I wish they would go away
Little children, now why aren’t you playin’ outside I’m askin’ you
You can’t fool me, ’cause I’m gonna know if you hide and try to peek
I’m gonna treat you to a movie
Stop your gigglin’, children do be nice
Like little sugars and spice
You saw me kissin’ your sister, you saw me holdin’ her hand
But if you snitch to your mother, your father won’t understand
I wish they would take a nap
Little children, now why don’t you go bye-bye Go anywhere at all
Little children, I know you would if you tried Go up the stairs
Me and your sister, we’re goin’ steady
How can I kiss her when I’m ready to
With little children like you around
I wonder what can I do around
Little children like you

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