Bluegrass musicians have recorded and performed Little Darling Pal of Mine as instrumental many times. It is frequently used as a banjo-feature tune when played as an instrumental. Nevertheless, the initial recorded version of the song (by the Carter Family) that many of the bluegrass musicians of the first and second generation learned the melody was a sung version, and some bluegrass artists recorded sung versions of the song. I choose to sing the song at jams, instead of leading it as an instrumental. This music is from The Carter Family and features on The Carter Family Volume 1-1927-1934 (2002), it can also be found on the Carter Family Volume 2-1935-1941 (2003) compilation set.