"Tough Little Boys" as written by and Don/allen Sampson....
Well I never once
Backed down from a punch
Well I'd take it square on the chin
Well I found out fast
A bully's just that
You've got to stand up to him
So I didn't cry when I got a black eye
As bad as it hurt, I just grinned
But when tough little boys grow up to be dads
They turn into big babies again.

Scared me to death
When you took your first steps
And I'd fall every time you fell down
Your first day of school, I cried like a fool
And I followed your school bus to town
Well I didn't cry, when Old Yeller died
At least not in front of my friends
But when tough little boys grow up to be dads
They turn into big babies again

Well I'm a grown man
And as strong as I am
Sometimes its hard to believe
That one little girl, with little blonde curls
Could totally terrify me
If you were to ask
My wife would just laugh
She'd say "I know all about men
How when tough little boys grow up to be dads
They turn into big babies again"

Well I know one day, I'll give you away
And I'm gonna stand there and smile
And when I get home, and I'm all alone
Well, I'll sit in your room for a while
Well I didn't cry when Old Yeller died
At least not in front of my friends
But when tough little boys grow up to be dads
They turn into big babies again
When tough little boys grow up to be dads
They turn into big babies again.


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"Tough Little Boys" as written by Steve Wariner Harley Allen

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group, NETTWERK ONE MUSIC (CANADA)LTD

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    General CommentI love this song. The video still makes me cry everytime I see it. The toughest men I know turn to mush when they have kids or even when they're just around kids.
    emlee7on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's one of the only country songs my dad likes, jsut because he could really relate to the last part of the song. He's always afraid of losing his daughter when she grows up. Country songs are great that way; even people who don't like them can really relate to the lyrics. :)
    chris127on April 01, 2012   Link

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