I WonÕt Grow Up

Words & Music:

Carolyn Leigh & Mark Charlap


  F          F#dim   F          F#dim

I won't grow up.  (I won't grow up.)

        Gm7           C7               Gm7           C7

I don't want to go to school. (I don't want to go to school.)

        Gm7           C7              Gm7           C7

Just to learn to be a parrot (Just to learn to be a parrot)

      F            F7           F            F7

And recite a silly rule. (And recite a silly rule.)

   Bb               Bbm6          Dm       Dm7        D7

If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree,

     Bm7b5                Bbm6                C7

I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up,

    F        [n.c.]       C7#5  F

Not me!  Not I!  Not me!  Not-- me!


I won't grow up, (I won't grow up)

I don't want to wear a tie. (I don't want to wear a tie)

And a serious expression (And a serious expression)

In the middle of July. (In the middle of July)

And if it means I must prepare to shoulder burdens with a worried air,

I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up

Not me!  Not I!  Not me!  So there!



Bb                    C7#5  F

Never gonna be a man, I---- won't!

Bb                       C7#5  F

Like to see somebody try and-- make me.

Bbm6                    Dm  Dm7     Gm7

Anyone who wants to try and make me turn into a man,

C7              C7#5

Catch me if you can!


I won't grow up, not a penny will I pinch.

I will never grow a mustache or a fraction of an inch.

'Cause growing up is awfuller than all the awful things that ever were.

I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up,

C7#5 F     C7#5  F   C7#5  F    C7#5 F

No-- sir!  Not-- I!  Not-- me!  So-- there!


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