Small, But...

Lyrics © 1985 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa. To the tune of ``The Trees They do Grow High'' (traditional).

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\headnote{Based on a true story.}
Am Dsus2 Am
  The paper is wide, and the  CRT  is green.
Em Asus2 Em
  Many's the time my  program I have  seen.
Am Dsus2 Am
  Many's the hour I've  worked on it  alone;
Em Am
It's  small but it's daily  growing.

My program is almost ninety percent done.
I've been working all year, and it's no longer fun.
The deadline's next week, and I'm going to overrun.
It's big, and it's daily growing.

The deadline is past, another year is through
I wonder when I'll finish, my boss is wondering too.
I think I've bitten off much more than I can chew:
It's huge, and it's daily growing.