Little Darlin'

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Words & Music: Maurice Williams
Little darlin', little darlin'
Oh where, are you, oo oo oo oo
Walla walla chipa mocka mogga
Oh my lover, oh just for you, only you

My darling, I need you
Darling I need you to call my own
To hold your life, your little foot, your hand
I knew someone would understand that
Hold my hand

My dear, I would run
To find without you
Oo oo oo oo oo
Oh, oo oo oo
That my love was just for you, 'n only you
Recorded: 1977/04/24, first released on Moody Blue


JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2021report abuse
Just Elvis having fun. Lighten up. 3 stars.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2021report abuse
By the time Felton Jarvis was trying to compile a new album (Moody Blue) in 1977 he had very few unreleased songs to use. Elvis reluctance to record was one reason. More importantly Felton had already used everything in previously assembled "leftover" compilations. In order to fulfil the requirement for a new album he used the live version of Little Darlin', a song never intended for release by anyone involved and it shows. No wonder it feels out of place in the album. It shouldn't have been released at the time but what could have been used in its place? Maybe the studio version of "For The Good Times"? Or one of the many unreleased live songs from 1972? "Reconsider Baby" from the alternate Madison? All these would be better choices. 2 stars for the song.
DerekH (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2021report abuse
Elvis having lots of fun with this one,,,,,,, and I liked it back in 1977. Come on, lighten up.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 22, 2020report abuse
I wouldn't take this snippet too seriously! It's just fun, no more, no less! The Moody Blue version with the overdubs works ok with me!
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 24, 2019report abuse
This is desperation at its utmost! This tune and "Let Me Be There" (a duplicate release from another Elvis live LP-Originally sung by Olivia Newton John) both appear on his last LP "Moody Blue" to fill out an album. This is pathetic to be blunt. 1-star and that's being generous.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on May 23, 2018report abuse
The song is intended to be cheasy, yes, but Elvis version is also terrible sung. It's unlistenable. How desperate must they have been, that they released this crap on a regular lp? A desaster performance of a shi##y song. 1 star.
ntass1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2017report abuse
all in harm done concert recording.enjoy
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 20, 2015report abuse
Some may think Elvis did no justice to this classic and was just joking to embarrassment. So I invite them to look at the way the priginal was done! Full of fun and silliness. So Elvis is doing just doing the same. With his infectious smile and laughter, it becomes a moment in the love show that makes me laugh too. No harm, just brightening up one's mood. Not all should be taken seriously.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2014report abuse
Always liked it. It,s funny and our man is having a ball.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2014report abuse
He is mostly making fun of this song. But let's be clear, he also had another look on his early songs as he grew older. He knew that his fans wanted to hear the old songs, while he himself had developed another taste. Obeying their wishes he continued to do them, though mostly in a hurried manner. In this case he was just having fun with the fans and why not? His concerts breath a sense of intimacy between him and the fans present. So apart from the classic stature of the song I like(d) his way of fooling around. Common, life needs more smiles. It is already filled with enough seriousness. He made music to cheer us up and that's what this version does to me. Would I buy this record seperately? No. But as a part of a show that's different. Indeed (Deano1), his comments stated exactly how he felt about it.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2014report abuse
It is definitely not a recorded work of art but I enjoy it for what it is. Our man having fun on stage or perhaps being ironic
and wanting to vent his inner feelings. Anyway it is much better than the vast majority of private recordings that should not have seen the light of day so 3 stars from me.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
Our man already did this one in May 1958 in Waco Texas at the Residence of Eddie Fadal. He request for the single to be put on, then sings along with it, then he wants to hear it again saying "I like it I like it Eddie". Some "fans" just don't understand how wide Elvis' musical taste was. I love the 1977 version. Great fun.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
The Diamonds' renditions of this song are the only renditions that I've heard of this song that I like. Elvis' renditions of this classic Rock 'N' Roll song are all atrocious and embarrassing. Elvis did this song absolutely no justice and he showed it no respect too.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2011report abuse
So here is the guy who has the greatest catalog of 50's material to choose from to do in concert and he chooses this? Much like his own 50's songs, he shows it no respect but instead makes it a silly spoof. Well at least he sung a full version.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2010report abuse
Elvis really has fun with this oldie on stage and even though he mainly goofs off throughout the song, he hits some impressive notes. The original release was on the LP "Moody Blue" and that was taken from the 4/24/1977 show in Ann Arbor, MI and it is sillier than the version that appeared later on the "Elvis Aron Presley boxed set that was taken from a 1975 concert. Elvis' comment to the fans after that version of "If you'll buy that, you'll buy anthing" is funny and for the most part true.
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
To much do wopps.

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