By John D. Loudermilk
1963 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

I got plenty of money
Got my bills all paid
I got money that the government
Don't even know was made
But I'm a little ..
Short! Short! Short! Short!
Short! Short! Short!
A little short on love
But not for long
She's a-comin' home

I was so tall in high school
In sports, I was a crook
I was so hot, I had to squat
To shoot a hook
But I'm a little short ..

Now I've got wheels a-rollin'
Any kind your heart desires
I got: bicycle, tricycle, motorcycle
baby buggy, lawn mower, skates
wheel barrow, boat trailer, tractor scooter
and a brand new Cadillac with a-white wall tires
But I'm a little short ..

She left me on Monday morning
I was a mess by Monday night
I'm six foot, eleven: that's an inch under seven
But that don't cut no ice
When you're a little short ..

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)
These published lyrics correspond most with the Newbeats 1966 hit-version. and Gus Backus' 1963 original. Webb Wilder (2001) gives 'm an interpretation of his own.

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