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Little girl, little girl, you’ve tried

Where other little girls haven’t dared,

We know you’ve been sad and you cried,

Though you smiled and said you hadn’t cared.

You were brave to have journeyed from your home

To a city you knew nothing about.

But it’s comforting to learn you’re not alone

And that others, like yourself, are quite put out.

There are thousands, - many thousands who aspire

To have their picture on every movie screen,

But their struggle never seem to get them higher,

And record of their work is seldom seen.

Yet, day by day in every way,

You think the while you toil

That through some chance, someone may say,