Original Song – “Little Darlin'” (Version II)

Little Darlin’ is about trying to right wrongs in life and tells the story of a guy who wants to make amends and apologize to his true love.  He’s sorry for what he’s done in the past and realizes he may never receive the forgiveness he so wants to hear from her as he sings, “I’ve been looking, For a way, To say that I’m sorry, For the things, That I’ve said, And I’ve done, Can’t expect you, To ever, Forgive me, ‘Cause I’ve made, Some mistakes, I regret…”   We never learn what his mistakes actually were, we only hear his remorse and professed love for her, and never know if she accepted his song as an apology or if she ever forgave him for his actions.  We’ve all found ourselves in these positions in our lives, both after realizing we’ve made mistakes and when people have wronged us.  The song speaks to us individually through our personal experiences as we reminisce about our own dilemmas of seeking and extending forgiveness.  May we all be quick to apologize and forgive as well – for life is too short and precious to be lived any other way…

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I recorded my original song “Little Darlin'” on Set One in 1996, at the very beginning of my musical journey of making demo tapes, and it speaks to apologizing for one’s mistakes and seeking/extending forgiveness. Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  Also, emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide.

Little Darlin' (Version II) - "Turn To Face The Music", Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

Little Darlin’ (Version II)

“Turn To Face The Music”, Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

F            C

I’ve been looking

        F

For a way

                      C

To say that I’m sorry

           C

For the things

             Dm

That I’ve said

             C      (F)

And I’ve done

F       C

Can’t expect you

     F     C

To ever forgive me

                 C

‘Cause I’ve made

         Dm

Some mistakes

  C        (F)

I regret

F      C

Little darlin’

               F

Don’t you cry

        C

Little darlin’

              F

Dry your eyes

              C

Because I love you

        F

Yes I do

              G

Love you true

        F

Yes I do

              G

Love you true

         F

Yes I do

F      C

Little darlin’

              F

Smile for me

             C

Come on baby

               F

Can’t you see

         C

That I love you

            F

And it’s true

         G

I love you

         F

I love you

         G

I love you

         F

I love you

Verse Two:

F       C

If you said

F

Goodbye

                        C

I wouldn’t blame you

            C

For not wanting

     Dm      C           (F)

To see me anymore

F       C

Don’t know

           F

If it will ever

           C

Make a difference

        C

But I wanted

     Dm               C    (F)

To tell you how I feel

F      C

Little baby

             F

Hold me tight

        C

Little baby

      F

It’s alright

               C

When the morning

           F

Comes around

               G

When the morning

           F

Comes around

               G

When the morning

           F

Comes around

F            C

Come on baby

          F

Do me right

             C

Come on baby

      F

It’s alright

                C

For you to love me

             F

Like you do

         G

I love you

        F

Yes I do

         G

I love you

        F

Yes I do

              C     (F)

Love you true

              C     (F)

Love you true

              C     (F)

Love you true

              C

Love you true

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