LITTLE PAL From the film "Say It With Songs" (1929) (Lew Brown / Buddy De Sylva / Ray Henderson / Al Jolson) Al Jolson (Film Soundtrack) - 1929 Gene Austin - 1929 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: Bing Crosby) - 1929 John McCormack - 1929 Joe Venuti & His New Yorkers - 1929 Also recorded by: Paul Robeson; Jimmy Roselli; Jimmy Mazzy & Eli Newberger; Michael Ball. Little Pal, if Daddy Goes away Promise you'll be good from day to day Do as Mother says and never sin Be the man your Daddy might have been Your Daddy didn't have an easy start So this is the wish that's in my heart What I couldn't be, Little Pal I want you to be, Little Pal I want you to laugh and to sing and to play And be good to Mother while Daddy's away Each night how I'll pray, Little Pal That you'll turn out right, Little Pal So till we meet again Heaven knows where or when Pray for me now and then, Little Pal (Contributed by Henry Watkinson - October 2002)