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"Your Feet's Too Big" is a song composed in 1936 by Fred Fisher with lyrics by Ada Benson. It has been recorded by many artists, notably the Ink Spots and by Fats Waller in 1939. The song became associated with Waller who ad-libbed his own lyrics such as "Your pedal extremities are colossal, to me you look just like a fossil" and his catchphrase, "You know, your pedal extremities really are obnoxious. One never knows, do one?" It was performed in the 1978 revue of Waller tunes, Ain't Misbehavin'.

The TV comedy series Harry and the Hendersons used Leon Redbone's version of the song as its theme tune.

The film Be Kind Rewind used Fats Waller’s version of the song, although Mos Def recorded his own rendition of the song as recorded by Waller for the film.

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lyricist:Ada Benson
composer:Fred Fisher (in 1936)
Wikidata:Q633450 [info]
later translated versions:Stora blarn

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1935-01-04Your Feet's Too BigThe Ink Spots2:34
1936-05-12Your Feet's Too BigThe Ink Spots2:50
1939-11-03Your Feet's Too BigFats Waller and His Rhythm3:02
1939-11-03Your Feet's Too BigFats Waller and His Rhythm3:07
1939-11-03Your Feet's Too Big [1939-11-03]Fats Waller3:09
1939-11-03Your Feet’s Too BigFats Waller3:07
1962-12Your Feet's Too Big (live, 1962-12: Star Club, Hamburg, Germany)cover and liveThe Beatles2:24
1962-12Your Feets Too Big (live, 1962-12: Star Club, Hamburg, Germany)cover and liveThe Beatles2:18
1962-12Your Feets Too Bigcover and liveThe Beatles2:25
1962Your Feet’s Too Bigcover and liveThe Beatles2:21
2003-06-02 – 2003-06-03Your Feet's Too BiginstrumentalAki Takase2:07
Your Feet's Too BigFats Waller3:07
Your Feet's Too BigFats Waller3:03
Your Feet's Too Bigcover and liveThe Beatles2:18
Your Feet's Too BigFats Waller3:06
Your Feet's Too BigFats Waller and His Rhythm3:06
Your Feet's Too BigThe Ink Spots2:48
Your Feet's Too BiginstrumentalHank Jones5:48
Your Feet's Too BigcoverThe Hot Sardines3:20
Your Feet’s Too BigFats Waller3:06
Your Feet’s Too BigThe Ink Spots2:54
Your Feet’s Too BigFats Waller1:41
Your Feet’s Too Big (mx. VP 877)“Fats” Waller and His Rhythm?:??
Your Feet’s Too BigFats Waller3:07
Your Feets Too BigFats Waller3:00
Your Feets Too BigFats Waller2:59
Your Feets Too BigFats Waller3:03
Your Feets Too BigHomer & Jethro1:52