Hey Little One
Dorsey Burnette Lyrics


Hey, little one
So far from home
And all alone

Hey, little one
I'm just like you
I'm lonely too

The road of life is
A long, long road
When you walk alone

Then I found you
And I found a love
A love I've never known
A love I've never known

Hey, little one
Don't go away
Tell me you'll stay
Tell me you'll stay
Tell me you'll stay

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Francois Bellefeuille

Just a magnificent haunting ballad from a great time when music was so authentic. What a voice.

Carol Poles

This has always been one of my all time favorite songs.

Francois Bellefeuille

@Dan Casey Thanks Dan. You have great taste. I have always liked Paul Burliston as a guitar player especially on Train kept a rolling of the JB Trio. Regards.

Dan Casey

Dorsey had a couple of real good songs in the late 50s and early 60s. His brother Johnny also had hits and they recorded together as part of the Johnny Burnette Trio. This was a great song. Thanks for your comments Francois.

Mitch Gawlik

What a voice Dorsey had. I love the dramatic tone of this tune.

Paul Maney

@Dan Casey "Tall Oak Tree" might be a tour-de-force, but the Biblical imagery certainly makes it a worthy choice when I play it for the 19 year olds taking my "History of Rock & Roll" course. I love the line, "and along came the Devil, up outta the ground--he tempted woman and that spread sin all around." Those daughters of Eve will getcha every time!

Dan Casey

Both Dorsey and his brother Johnny had voices you liked to listen to. This song and Tall Oak Tree were great favorites of mine. Thanks for your comments Mitch.

Paul Maney

This has to be one of the most poignantly sung songs ever recorded! I fell in love with it when I first heard it at the age of six, and here I am sixty years later still loving it just as much! The Rock & Roll Trio gets all the acclaim, but this one song is a greater legacy than "The Train Kept A' Rolling" in my book!

treerat

I haven't heard this song in 60 years. I'm 78 yrs. You just know pain until you've been that lonely!

Paul Maney

@Dan Casey Dan: I had a strange feeling that I'd be hearing from you soon. How alacritous! It's strange that the R&R Trio never had a Top 40 hit, despite how seminal a lot of their tunes are. But then considering how great Carl Perkins was, only "Blue Suede Shoes" ever made much of a chart impact. Johnny of course had more "hits," but I think Dorsey was the better and certainly more impassioned singer. Y'know, I'm a vinyl collector (never bought a CD in my life) and while you can always find an occasional copy of the UA collection of Johnny's "greatest hits," I've never once seen a similar collection of Dorsey's material on Era. Do you know if there ever was one? Thanks!

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