DADDY, DON'T YOU WALK SO FAST
(Peter Callander / Geoff Stephens)
Also recorded by : Tony Christie; Roy Clark;
Ray Conniff; Jimmy Jackson; Charlie Rich.
The love between the two of us was dyin'
And it got so bad I knew I had to leave
But halfway down that highway, when I turned around
I saw my little daughter running after me, crying
Daddy, don't you walk so fast, daddy don't you walk so fast
Daddy, slow down some, 'cause you're making me run
Daddy, don't you walk so fast.
If only for the sake of my sweet daughter
I just had to turn back home right there and then
And try to start a new life
With the mother of my child
I couldn't bear to hear those words again.
It broke my heart to tell my little daughter
That her daddy had to run to catch a train
She had no way of knowing that I was leaving home for good
I turned around and there she was again, crying.