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Thread #32630   Message #5979
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31-May-97 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Daughters (Greg Brown)
Subject: Daughters (fairly modern folk song)
Since Benjamin Hollister was kind enough to come through for me with the words to my last request, I thought I'd try again. About 10-11 years ago, I had a girlfriend who played me a folk song by a man whose name I forget. I don't think the song was that old at the time, and I think it was just called "Daughters." The folksinger may have been a New England singer, but I'm not sure on that. He wrote it himself, though. The song is about a poor struggling folk singer who is frustrated by his inability to make money, but every time he gets down, his daughters lift his spirits. The only lines I remember are something like, "If I could get just a little ahead, I think I'd invest in some more daughters." and about one young daughter talked about the moon. Ring any bells?