When I Was A Little Girl

When I was a little girl

I loved to spin and turn and whirl

Loving when my daddy gave me hugs

Loving that feeling; so safe and so snug

When I was a little girl

When I was a little girl

My favorite dresses were the ones that twirled

My wonderful mother, who called me her doll

Even when I painted and colored my wall

When I was a little girl

When I was a little girl

I'd love to grab a book and curl

With my grandmother on my reading chair

Who read to me about a mermaid named Ariel

When I was a little girl

When I was a little girl

Loud thunder held me in terror

Whimpering, I'd run to my parent's bed

Where I eventually managed to sleep like the dead

When I was a little girl

When I was a little girl

I was loath to unfurl

From the loving arms of my mother and father

Even my brothers, whom I thought a bother

When I was a little girl