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Little Darlin’ – Música

Little darlin’ was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm. It was first recorded by Excello Records in January 1957 and quickly released as a rhythm-and-blues song by Williams’ R&B group.
The Diamonds‘ version followed a month later. The Diamonds were soon covering Little Darlin’ successfully.[2] The Diamonds were a Canadian pop group that evolved into a Doo-Wop group. The Diamonds’ version reached number two in sales for eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked this version as the No. 3 song for 1957.
The Diamonds’ version is generally considered a superior version. Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine argues that the Diamonds Little Darlin’ is an unusual example of a cover being better than the original.

Little Darlin’-The Diamonds-1957

Ah ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ah

Little Darlin’
Oh Little Darlin’
Oh ho where are you
My Love-ah I was wrong-ah
To try to love you

Ah ooh ah ooh ah ohh ah

No way-ah
That my love-ah
Was just for you
For only you

(Spoken)

My darlin’ I need you
To call my own
And never do wrong

To hold in mine
Your little hand
I’ll know too soon
That all is so grand
Please hold my hand

My dear-ah
I was wrong-ah
To try to love you

Ah ooh ah ooh ah ohh ah

No way-ah
That my love-ah
Was just for you
For only you