Daddy’s Little Girl by Al Martino Listen by clicking the link.
I listened to the song “Daddy’s Little Girl” on 45 rpm record when I was a little girl repeatedly, every day. I drove my mother crazy with the song and the inevitable tears that would fall with each new play. I do not know if it was Al Martino’s voice or simply the lyrics of the song that touched some emotional switch in me to make me cry, however, sob I did.
I guess I played it so much that I cracked the record. I still put it on the record player, crack and all. It would skip, I would cry, and my mother would moan. Finally, the record cracked so badly that I just had to throw it away. It broke my heart to do it, but my mom, with her never-ending wisdom, said it would be best.
She was right, of course, because moms are always right. I grew up and listened to other songs that made my heart cry. However, whenever I get a yearning, I will pull it up on my Mp3 player and give it a quick listen and a good cry.
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