EVERY LITTLE BIT ADDED TO WHAT YOU'VE GOT MAKES
JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE
 
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When I was a boy my father said to me
'Always try to be a Carnegie
Save up every penny boy, that you may earn
And you may in turn - have money to burn
Never spend your money for those foolish things
Such as buying auto's and diamond rings
Just keep a-pushing till you've forged ahead
You're a long time dead,' he said.

Chorus: Every little bit added to what you've got
Makes just a little bit more
That's the lesson I learnt at school
- that two and two make four
Save up your pennies and all of your rocks
And you'll always have tobacco in your old tobacco box
Every little bit added to what you've got
Makes just a little bit more.


I'm the proudest man in town today, you see
In our family there are five and three
The stork has been hovering around of late
I'm pleased to state that's only fate
This morn I was awakened with a cry of joy
I asked the nurse, 'Is it a girl or boy?'
The nurse replied, 'There's three in all, and one's a boy
I yelled, 'Ship ahoy, oh joy.'

Chorus: Every little bit added to what you've got
Makes just a little bit more
That's the lesson I learnt at school
- that two and two make four
When I saw the triplets I started to stare
But then, you know, three of a kind will always beat a pair
Every little bit added to what you've got
Makes just a little bit more.


Ladies, if you want to be a winner today
Now, here's the way, I've heard them say
Take a little powder, paint and lip-rouge too
A little of blue and then you will do
Fix a little mouse or rat just in your hair
And a bit of padding just here and there
The 'Daily Telgraph' or anything will do
For if it's good for you, that's true.

Chorus: Every little bit added to what you've got
Makes just a little bit more
That's the lesson I learnt at school
- that two and two make four
Fill your hose with money, and go on your way
And there's something for 'em all to look at on a rainy day
Every little bit added to what you've got
Makes just a little bit more.
 
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Written and composed by William Dillon & Lawrence Dillon - 1907
Performed by R.G. Knowles (1858-1919)
 
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