Peaked at # 2 in 1957 The Diamonds' all-time biggest hit, featuring lead singer Dave Somerville (with Bill Reed doing the bass vocal narration). Technically, this could be considered one of the very first "rap" songs, since it features hip narration over the middle break of the song. Cover version of the Gladiolas' 1957 Top 50 R&B hit. This pop version also made the Top 5 on the R&B charts.
<Castanets, drumstick on cowbell, and harp>
Eye, yi-eye-eye-eye Yi-eye-eye-eye Ya-ya-ya-ahh
Little darlin', oh, little darlin' Oh-oh-oh where a-are you? My love-a, I was wrong-a (la-la-la-la-la-la) To-oo try to lo-ove two A-hoopa, a-hoopa, hoopa Kno-ow well-a that my love-a (la-la-la-la-la-la) Wa-as just fo-or you, oh only-ee-ee-ee you
SPOKEN: My darlin', I NEED you (la-la-la-la-la-la) to call my own and NEVER do wrong. To hold in mine your little hand (la-la-la-la-la-la). I'll know too soon that ALL is so grand. Please, hold my hand
My dear-a I-I was wrong-a To-oo try to lo-ove two A-hoopa, a-hoopa, hoopa Know well that my love-a (la-la-la-la-la-la) Wa-as just for you, oh only-ee-ee-ee you