# I'm a Little Teapot

year 1939 origin USA

# Lyrics

I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here’s my handle
Here’s my spout
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out!

I’m a clever teapot,
Yes it’s true
Here let me show you
What I can do
I can change my handle
And my spout
Just tip me over and pour me out!

# History and Meaning

'I'm a Little Teapot' was written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and published in 1939. It was written to help younger children learn the routine for the tap dance 'Waltz Clog'. It 'went viral' in 1941 when it was recorded by Art Kassel and vocalist Marion Holmes.

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