Who Sang Throw Back the Little Ones? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Katy Lied cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1975-3
genres: Jazz Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 3:14
producer: Gary Katz
piano: Donald Fagen
vocal: Donald Fagen
engineer: Roger Nichols
bass: Wilton Felder, Chuck Rainey and Walter Becker
guitar: Walter Becker
keyboard: Donald Fagen
percussion: Victor Feldman
vibraphone: Victor Feldman
horn: Bill Perkins
drums (drum set): Jeff Porcaro
horn arranger: Jimmie Haskell
solo guitar: Elliott Randall
Lost in the Barrio I walk like an Injun
So Carlo won't suspect something's wrong here
I dance in place
And paint my face
And act like I belong here

[Chorus]
Throw back the little ones
And pan-fry the big ones
Use tact, poise and reason
And gently squeeze them

Hot licks and rhetoric
Don't count much for nothing
Be glad if you can use what you borrow
So I pawn my crown
For a ride uptown
And buy it back tomorrow

[Chorus]

Done like a matador I pray for the weekend
And hope the little girls still throw roses
Else I'll change my bait
And move upstate
Before the season closes

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Friday
  • 2 Bad Sneakers
  • 3 Rose Darling
  • 4 Daddy Don’t Live in That New York City No More
  • 5 Doctor Wu
  • 6 Everyone’s Gone to the Movies
  • 7 Your Gold Teeth II
  • 8 Chain Lightning
  • 9 Any World (That I’m Welcome To)
  • 10 Throw Back the Little Ones