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Father's day songs

open mike 30 May 09 - 05:16 PM
Terry McDonald 30 May 09 - 05:42 PM
Spleen Cringe 30 May 09 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,Ken Brock 30 May 09 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,Ken Brock 30 May 09 - 09:25 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 30 May 09 - 09:28 PM
Effsee 30 May 09 - 11:17 PM
open mike 30 May 09 - 11:49 PM
maeve 31 May 09 - 09:35 AM
Genie 31 May 09 - 11:11 PM
mg 01 Jun 09 - 12:04 AM
open mike 01 Jun 09 - 01:22 AM
GUEST,iancarterb 01 Jun 09 - 01:51 AM
mg 01 Jun 09 - 02:10 AM
open mike 01 Jun 09 - 11:09 PM
Genie 02 Jun 09 - 12:41 AM
Seamus Kennedy 02 Jun 09 - 12:54 AM
open mike 11 Jun 09 - 03:35 PM
Bill H //\\ 11 Jun 09 - 05:29 PM
Les from Hull 11 Jun 09 - 05:43 PM
oldhippie 11 Jun 09 - 05:54 PM
the lemonade lady 11 Jun 09 - 05:58 PM
GUEST,Gerry 11 Jun 09 - 07:47 PM
Genie 20 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM
open mike 21 Jun 09 - 02:19 AM
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Subject: Father's day songs
From: open mike
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:16 PM

I am planning my June radio show and plan to focus on Father's Day.

I always remember my father in June as his birthday was june 11.
He has been gone nearly a decade now....I welcome ideas for
songs to play this year. Any suggestions, requests, etc?

Here is the playlist from my show 2006

Playlist June 10, 2006, KRBS CROSSROADS SHOW, Oroville, CA.
Theme: Father's Day

ARTIST          TITLE         ALBUM          LABEL
Bruce Anfinson (Montana) Hand Made Saddle   Title Song    Last Chance
Ralph McTell    Daddy's Whistling Home Sand in Your Shoes Red House
Greg Brown    Billy from the Hills Live from Rocky Mt.Folks Fest   
Furey Brothers The Old Man (Ted Furey)from the internet                                                   
David Mallett       My Old Man (w/ intro)      Parallel Lives                   Flying Fish
   "         "                               Daddy's Oldsmobile      
      "          "                                          "       "
Barry McLoughlin   The Most Wonderful Girl in the
World                                       Folk Alley web site
Patsy Montana                        My Dad Got a Job               
Cowboy's Sweetheart                  King/Midline
Chet Atkins                              I Still Can't Say Goodbye      Live
Tom May                      Cliff's Whiskers               
   River and the Road                        Folk Era/Aztec
Vernon Paulson (My Dad)      Ash Grove      from 78                                     self
Misty River Band                  Heather's Song                     
Live @ Backgate Stage                  Misty River
Debra Cowan    Dad's Dinner Pail Title Song                         Falling Mountain Music
Make It So!          Dreamers                           
The Ride                Self
Iris Dement                      Train Carrying Jimmy Rogers Home   
Chuck McCabe                     Gone To Utah                     Sweet Reunion                     Self
Garnet Rogers                        His Father's House            
Blue Ground Under Grass      Faces                                    
Title Song                                       Landslide
Tim O'Brien                   Family History                     
   Traveller                                          Sugar Hill
Stairwell Sisters                     Drunkard's Only Child         Feet
All Over the Floor                     Yodel-Ay-Hee
Iris Dement                           No Time to Cry                  My Life                               Warner Brothers
James Kleelaghan                  Stone Cutter                        
Wood Smoke and Oranges               Apple Seed
Cosy Sheridan      George And His 88 Keys Grand Design                                     BWE
John Prine                           Grandpa Was A Carpenter      
Souvenirs                                       Oh Boy
Bruce Holmes Angels                        
      Life's An Intelligence Test            
The Black Brothers I Have to Call Him Father Now   What a Time            Blix Street


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:42 PM

Dan Fogelberg's 'Leader of the Band.'


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:54 PM

THE FATHER'S SONG
(Ewan MacColl)

That's another day gone by, son, close your eyes
Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
Go to sleep and have no fear, son
For your mum and dad are near, son
And the giant is just a shadow on the wall

Go to sleep, and when you wake it will be light
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
It's not like the dark you find, son
In the depth of some men's minds, son
That defies the daily coming of the dawn

Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
You'll be needing all your strength before too long
For you'll soon be on your way, son
Fighting battles every day, son
With an enemy who thinks he owns the world

Stop your crying now; let daddy dry your tears
There's no bogeyman to get you, never fear
There's no ogres, wicked witches
Only greedy sons of bitches
Who are waiting to exploit your life away

Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride
Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside
If you listen to their lying
They will con you into dying
You won't even know that you were once alive

No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep
There are answers to your questions but they'll keep
Go on asking while you grow, son
Go on asking till you know, son
And then send the answers ringing through the world



There's an absolutely brilliant version of this on "Flat Earth" by Patterson Jordan Dipper.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 30 May 09 - 09:24 PM

Cat Stevens: Father and Son, iirc from Tea for the Tillerman
Harry Chapin: Cat's in the Cradle
Smothers Bros: My Old Man
The Fantasticks Off-Broadway cast: Plant a Turnip
Johnny Cash or Shel Silverstein: A Boy Named Sue


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 30 May 09 - 09:25 PM

Billy Edd Wheeler or The Kingston Trio: The Reverend Mr. Black


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 30 May 09 - 09:28 PM

The Old Man by Finbar Furey (Furey Brothers)
Silver Haired Daddy recorded by many.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Effsee
Date: 30 May 09 - 11:17 PM

Scraps of Paper
These days my life seems somehow like a tired old cliché
A bad movie scene that just goes on and on
With dialogue like " It's so sad how fast time slips away"
Or "You never really miss them until they're gone"
Funny how those old clichés come true
I never thought I'd miss him, but I do
Chorus:
My father died in summer, and all he left behind
Were little scraps of paper, little scraps of rhyme
I read them and felt something inside me break
And angrily cried out "Too late, too late!"
Surely there must be something better?
Surely there must be something better?
He and I were always strangers, searching for someone
I was looking for a hero, and he a friend
So while I searched for my father, he was looking for his son
So strangers we remained until the end
But the man who wrote his heart into those rhymes
I know he could have been a good friend of mine
So I sit here where he lived and died as the ghosts around me weave
And evening shadows lengthen on the wall
And in this dark and empty room it's so easy to believe
That he never lived at all
But the little scraps of paper in my hand
Proved he lived to me - the father and the man
© Eric Bogle


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: open mike
Date: 30 May 09 - 11:49 PM

thanks for the replies--i thought we had discussed this earlier,
but the search found no other threads.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: maeve
Date: 31 May 09 - 09:35 AM

Laurel- Put "fathers" in the lyrics search, then scroll down to the forum results. Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Genie
Date: 31 May 09 - 11:11 PM

I think we have other threads on this topic, but here are a few that I do for Dad's Day (in adddition to some that have already been listed):

My Guy
That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine
Daddy's Hands (Holly Dunn)
Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast
Don't Jump Off Of the Roof, Dad (Garrison Kiellor's version)
When Papa Papered The Parlor
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Something Wonderful (From The King And I)
Love Without End, Amen
Oh, My Papa
Dance With My Father (sung by Luther Vandross)
Kids! (From Bye, Bye, Birdie)
Grandpa (The Judds)
My Grandfather's Clock



PS, Isn't the song from The Fantasticks titled "Plant a Radish?"
There's another song the 2 fathers sing in that musical about their kids: (They Did It 'Cause) We Said No.

Then there's the lullabye that goes
"Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird ... "


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: mg
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 12:04 AM

Who wrote my old man was a good old man now I am your old man?? Ewan McColl???


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: open mike
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 01:22 AM

john prine has one called grandpa was a carpenter
and also one called unwed fathers...i think.

also laurie lewis..who will watcdh the home place..
about a grandfather's death...and grandpa's tools in the work shop.

kate wolf has one..i think it is dad who has a "house he built solid and true"..."He had the eyes of a painter, the heart of a maker of songs. His words fell like rain on the dry desert plain, Precious and so quickly gone. ..."


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 01:51 AM

Genie beat me to My Heart Belongs to Daddy.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: mg
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 02:10 AM

My father's old souwester
The same old shileleigh my father brought from Ireland
Faith of our fathers
Ode to Newfoundland
Did someone say they are moving father's grave to make a sewer
Danny Boy
Tie it up and let it rot
Generations of change??


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: open mike
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 11:09 PM

is fathers' day celebrated in other countries besides U.S.?

thanks for all suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Genie
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 12:41 AM

I forgot these two schmaltzy ones:

Daddy's Little Girl
and
Daddy Dear (Little Child), which was recorded by Cab Calloway and his daughter Lael - among others)
Daughter:
Daddy dear, tell me please, is the world really round?
Tell me, where is the bluebird of happiness found?
Tell me, why can't I fly like the birds in the sky?
Daddy dear, tell me why are there tears in your eyes?

Dad:
Little one, yes, it's true, yes, the world's really round


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 12:54 AM

Daddy Sang Bass, Monkey Farts (Yes, it's a dad's song)

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: open mike
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 03:35 PM

i am trying to find a song by Claudia Nygaard about bringing her dying father home and as he sat on the porch, his favorite horse came up on the porch and he held it's lead rope and halter.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Bill H //\\
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 05:29 PM

I don't believe anyone mentioned the wonderful Steve Goodman piece---MY OLD MAN

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Les from Hull
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 05:43 PM

A Father and a Son
Loudon Wainwright III

When I was your age I was just like you,
And just look at me now; I'm sure you do.
But your grandfather was just as bad
And you should have heard him trash his dad.
Life's no picnic, that's a given:
My mom's mom died when my mom was seven;
My mom's father was a tragic guy,
But he was so distant and nobody knows why.
Now, your mother's family, you know them:
Each and every one a gem,
Each and every one a gem.

When I was your age I was a mess;
On a bad day I still am, I guess.
I think I know what you're going through;
Everything changes but nothing is new.
And I know that I'm miserable; can't you see?
I just want you to be just like me.
Boys grow up to be grown men
And then men change back into boys again.
You're starting up and I'm winding down;
Ain't it big enough for us both in this town?
Say it's big enough for us both in this town.

When I was your age I thought I hated my dad
And that the feeling was a mutual one that we had;
We fought each other day and night:
I was always wrong; he was always right.
But he had the power and he needed to win;
His life half over, mine about to begin.
I'm not sure about that Oedipal stuff,
But when we were together it was always rough.
Hate is a strong word; I want to back-track;
The bigger the front, then the bigger the back;
The bigger the front, then the bigger the back.

Now you and me are me and you,
And it's a different ballgame though not brand-new.
I don't know what all of this fighting is for;
But we're having us a teenage/middle-age war.
I don't want to die and you want to live;
It takes a little bit of take and a whole lot of give.
It never really ends though each race is run,
This thing between a father and a son.
Maybe it's power and push and shove,
Maybe it's hate but probably it's love,
Maybe it's hate but probably it's love.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: oldhippie
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 05:54 PM

The Kate Wolf song mentioned above is "Eyes of The Painter". She also wrote/recorded "I Never Knew My Father".


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 05:58 PM

This one maybe?

sal


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 07:47 PM

open mike asked, above, whether Father's Day is celebrated in countries other than the US. In Australia, it's celebrated in September. I'm not sure whether this is because there's more daylight in September, or because we already have the Queen's Birthday in June, or some other reason. My father being in the US, I used to buy a Father's Day card when they were in the stores in Australia in September and then mail it to him in June.

Anyway, Judy Collins wrote (and performed, and recorded) a song which started, "My father always promised me/That we would go to France...."

Eric Bogle did No Use For Him, about his father losing his job when he (the father) was in his 50s (I think).

John Dengate does a very nice song about his father, but it's unlikely to be available outside Australia.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Genie
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 06:18 PM

Here is a video to Judy Collins's song "My Father" (that we would live in France ... ).


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: open mike
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 02:19 AM

posted on another thread...John McDermott...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8ciwefiEiU
with links to Furey's song on you tube too.

here is the playlist from my radio show
last sat.
KRBS CROSSROADS SHOW F.M. 107.1 AND 95.9, OROVILLE, CA, STREAM: WWW.RADIOBIRDSTREET.ORG
JUNE 13, 2009, THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00 TO 4:00 p. m. Pacific Time
THEME: FATHERS' DAY SPECIAL AND MUSIC TO CELEBRATE SWEDISH MID-SUMMER (SOLSTICE)
HOST : LAUREL PAULSON-PIERCE VERALOE@GOTSKY.COM
ARTIST                TITLE                ALBUM                LABEL                WEBSITE
Ronnie Cox / Happy Father's Day / Songs with Repercussions / Wind River
Blake & O'Brien / Grandpa's Barn / Be Ready Boys / Western Jubilee
Putnam Smith / Postcard to Mum and Dad / Goldrush / Itchy Sabot
Rita Hosking / Title Song / Silver Stream / Self
Rita Hosking / Dream of a Miner's Child / Silver Stream / Self
Lynne Hanson / Wayfaring Stranger / Things I Miss / Happy rock Studio
Ronnie Bowman / The Man I'm Tryin' to Be / Title / Sugar Hill
Jim Photoglo / Daddy's Lullaby / Is It Me? / Griff Tone
G. W. Groethe / My Father's Horses / Bar-D-Roundup / Cowboy Poetry.com
Kate Wolf / Carry It On / Title / Flat Rocker
Anne Hills & Tom Paxton / Links In the Chain / Under American Skies / Appleseed
Nanci Griffith / Up Against the Rain / The Loving Kind / Rounder
Iris Dement / No time to Cry / My Life / Warner Brothers
Nancy Raven / Dance To Your Daddy / Water Songs / Lizard's Rock
Mara Devine / Sweetest Gift / Mara's Gems / Self



this is the first half of my show..the last 1/2 was swedish music.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,Warsaw Ed
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 05:33 PM

Anyone have the lyrics to a Father's Day Song by LOKI.   The tune is the Major General song from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.   One off the lines goes "He made me do my homework when I wanted to go out and play" I found the song on the Archive site.


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,Warsaw Ed
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 01:06 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST,Warsaw Ed
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 12:34 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Nick
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 09:25 AM

Talking With My Father - Dougie Maclean

(and Father's Song - Ewan MacColl and My Father - Judy Collins but they have been mentioned already)


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:02 PM

A good ole song:

The Cherry Tree Carol


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF IT WASN'T FOR YOUR FATHER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Mar 17 - 12:00 PM

Found this on Spotify.


IF IT WASN'T FOR YOUR FATHER
Written by Joan Edwards & Lynn Duddy.
As recorded by Arthur Godfrey, 1950.

Time's a-flyin'; now it's May.
In May, you know, comes Mother's Day.
But, mother, think of all the bother
You'd have missed without dear father.

Father! No one seems to realize
That fathers are the most neglected guys.
So do ev'rything you can.
You owe a lot to your old man.

You should always love your papa.
Treat him right and treat him proper,
'Cause without your papa, you would be nowhere. (You'd be nowhere.)
If he hadn't wed your mother,
Would your brother be your brother?
You can thank your lucky stars that pop was there. (That pop was there.)

If it wasn't for your father would your mother be your mother?
So remember dad on Mother's Day.
(Father! No one seems to realize
That fathers are the most neglected guys.)

Now if you look just like your father,
And you think that it's a bother,
'Cause he isn't handsome and he isn't tall, (He isn't tall.)
If your face makes you unhappy,
Do not blame it on your pappy,
'Cause without himm you'd 'a' had no face at all. (No face at all.)

If it wasn't for your father would your mother be your mother?
So remember dad on Mother's Day.
(Father! No one seems to realize
That fathers are the most neglected guys.)

If he'd been a little stronger,
And held out a little longer,
Then today he might have been a single guy. (A single guy.)
Then it's safe to be assumin'
That you wouldn't be a human;
You would only be a gleam in mother's eye. (In mother's eye.)

If it wasn't for your father would your mother be your mother?
So remember dad on Mother's Day.
(Father! No one seems to realize
That fathers are the most neglected guys.)

Now if your ma lived in Dakota,
And your pa in Minnesota,
And they both had wed but not to one another, (Heaven forbid!)
Then it's possible that, mister,
By today, you'd be your sister,
And the guy you think you are might be your brother. (What do you say?)

So be grateful to your pappy; make him happy.
Once again we'd like to say:
If it wasn't for your father would your mother be your mother?
So remember dad on Mother's Day.

[Also recorded by Dorothy Shay]


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 17 - 01:46 PM

Chorus to a song I once heard

My old man didn't talk too much,
Never had a lot to say
And the only thing he ever told me was,
Don't work your youth away!

Best advise ever


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Subject: RE: Father's day songs
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 27 Mar 17 - 03:55 PM

My Old Man

Ian Dury

My old man wore three piece whistles
He was never home for long
Drove a bus for London Transport
He knew where he belonged
Number 18 down to Euston
Double decker move along
Double decker move along
My old man

Later on he drove a Roller
Chauffeuring for foreign men
Dropped his aitches on occasion
Said "Cor Blimey!" now and then
Did the crossword in the Standard
At the airport in the rain
At the airport in the rain
My old man

Wouldn't never let his guv'nors
Call him 'Billy', he was proud
Personal reasons make a difference
His last boss was allowed
Perhaps he had to keep his distance
Made a racket when he rowed
Made a racker when he rowed
My old man
My old man

My old man was fairly han'some
He smoked too many cigs
Lived in one room in Victoria
He was tidy in his digs
Had to have an operation
When his ulcer got too big
When his ulcer got too big
My old man

Seven years went out the window
We met as one to one
Died before we'd done much talking
But relations had begun
All the while we thought about each other
All the best mate from your son
All the best mate from your son
My old man
My old man

LFF


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