VERSE: Me and my childhood sweetheart Have come to the parting of the ways He still treats me like he did In our baby days. I'm a little bit older And a little bit bolder Since both of us were three. I'm a little more padded Something new has been added He oughtta take one good look at me .... CHORUS: I'm a big girl now I wanna be daring like a big girl now When daddy tells those certain jokes it isn't fair He tells me I'm too young and makes me take the air But I could tell a couple that would curl his hair I'm a big girl now.
I'm a big girl now I wanna be handled like a big girl now I'm tired of being babied like a kid of three I'm tired of having chaperones to follow me I wanna have some secrets in my diary I'm a big girl now
I'm a big girl now I wanna be cuddled like a big girl now I'm through with going to movies with my Uncle Tim Through with going to picnics with my old Aunt Min I wanna go to Mexico with ... you know him I'm a big girl now
I'm a big girl now I wanna be wanted like a big girl now I'm tired of staying home each evening after dark Tired of being dynamite without a spark I wanna learn what fellows do in Central Park I'm a big girl now =
Compositor: Al Hoffman, Milton Drake And Jerry Livingston