This Little Girl of Mine

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"This Little Girl of Mine"
Single by Ray Charles
B-side "A Fool for You"
Released 1955
Format 7" single
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Ray Charles
Ray Charles singles chronology
"I Got a Woman" "This Little Girl of Mine" "Blackjack"
"This Little Girl of Mine"
Single by The Everly Brothers
from the album The Everly Brothers
B-side "Should We Tell Him"
Released 1958
Format 7" single
Label Cadence
Writer(s) Ray Charles
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
"Wake Up Little Susie"
"This Little Girl of Mine"
"All I Have to Do Is Dream"

"This Little Girl of Mine" is a rhythm and blues single written and released as a single by Ray Charles in 1955 on the Atlantic label.

"This Little Girl of Mine" played off "This Little Light of Mine",[1] much like the previous "I Got a Woman" and the later "Hallelujah I Love Her So" played off other classic gospel hymns. And much like those songs, replaced sacred lyrics with secular blues lyrics with doo-wop call and response harmonies.

The song was the B-side to Charles' number-one R&B single, "A Fool for You", and was a charted hit on its own, peaking at number nine on the chart.

The tune was re-made to top 40 pop status in 1958 by The Everly Brothers. It should not be confused with the 1981 Gary U.S. Bonds hit "This Little Girl."


  • Lead vocal and piano by Ray Charles
  • Background vocals by Mary Ann Fisher, David "Fathead" Newman and Donald Wilkerson
  • Instrumentation by the Ray Charles Orchestra
  • Produced by Jerry Wexler

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 3 - The Tribal Drum: The rise of rhythm and blues. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries.