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dulcimer42 15 Jun 09 - 08:23 PM
kendall 15 Jun 09 - 08:53 PM
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GUEST,.gargoyle 15 Jun 09 - 09:07 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 15 Jun 09 - 10:15 PM
BK Lick 16 Jun 09 - 02:19 AM
Nick 16 Jun 09 - 08:59 AM
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Dave the Gnome 16 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM
Terry McDonald 16 Jun 09 - 09:41 AM
topical tom 17 Jun 09 - 07:20 AM
kendall 17 Jun 09 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Silas 17 Jun 09 - 11:48 AM
Rifleman (inactive) 17 Jun 09 - 12:21 PM
Sir Roger de Beverley 17 Jun 09 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 17 Jun 09 - 04:00 PM
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Subject: Songs about fathers
From: dulcimer42
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 08:23 PM

What's a good respectable song about fathers that I might share at church on Fathers Day?   I said I'd come up with something, and time's running short.....    Thanks for your help!


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 08:53 PM

My Old Man by Dave Mallett


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 08:53 PM

My Daddy and Me Tom Paxton


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 09:07 PM

SURELY - There is a Rugby perversion - of M-O-T-H-E-R

ONE - That should set daddy's toes a twirl...

I will seek - and post - if I find.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

...given the most recent Mudcat slant ... My fear is ... nothing but Irish Catholic threads will appear.


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 10:15 PM

The Old Man by Phil Coulter, as sung by Finbar Furey is one that I always sing at this time of year.

The Old Man


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: BK Lick
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 02:19 AM

Lots of previous threads on this subject -- here are a few:
clicky here -- and here -- and here.


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Nick
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 08:59 AM

Talking With My Father - Dougie Maclean


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: goatfell
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM

I sang the old man at my father's funeural, one of the hardest gigs I played


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:26 AM

Anything that goes da-da-da-da-?

:D (eG)


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:41 AM

'Leader of the Band' by Dan Fogelberg.


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: topical tom
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:20 AM

"My Father's Hands"
Also, "The Cat's in the Cradle",by Harry Chapin .


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: kendall
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:44 AM

You can see and hear Dave singing his song, My Old Man on you tube. Go to google and type in My Old Man by David Mallett.


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 11:48 AM

'Don't jump off the roof, Dad' always does it for me...


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Rifleman (inactive)
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 12:21 PM

Lloyd George Knew My Father
My Old Man's a Dustman (that's garbageman to our American friends)

(I was going to say Fa(r)ther Along...but I won't....


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:37 PM

My old Man by Ian Dury is pretty good.

R


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 04:00 PM

"They're Moving Father's Grave to Build a Sewer"
As done by the Clancy Brothers

They're moving father's grave to build a sewer
They're moving it regardless of expense.
They're moving his remains to lay down nine-inch
drains
To irrigate some rich bloke's residence.
Now what's the use of having a religion?
If when you're dead you cannot get some peace
'Cause some society chap wants a pipeline to his
tank
And moves you from your place of rest and peace...
Now father in his life was not a quitter
And I'm sure that he'll not be a quitter now.
And in his winding sheet, he will haunt that privy
seat
And only let them go when he'll allow.
Now won't there be some bleedin' consternation,
And won't those city toffs begin to rave!
But it's no more than they deserve, 'cause they had
the bleedin' nerve
To muck about a British workman's grave.


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Paul Burke
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 04:16 PM

Faith of Our Fathers?


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: GUEST,CupOfTea, no cookies
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 05:06 PM

Ewan McColl's MY OLD MAN in the Digitrad is my favorite respect-thy-father song.

Songs BY Fathers - advice and what not seem to be less frequent than advice/warning by mothers, but a gentle loving one is "Treat my daughter kindly" aka ALL THE LITTLE CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN

I'm thinking this Fathers day of all the friends who shared their fathers with me over the years, especially the two who lost their good fathers last month.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 05:52 PM

My Father [always promised me that we should live in France ]... by Judy Collins ...sad and beautiful!
ifor


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: nutty
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 06:22 PM

Father's Song by Ewan MacColl is my favourite and I sing it regularly.

FATHER'S SONG

That's another day gone by son, close your eyes
For the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
Go to sleep and have no fear, son,
For your mam and dad are near, son
And the giants 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'll find, son
In the depths 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 let them buy you out or break your pride
Don't let yourself be used or 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 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

Ewan MacColl Ltd 1978


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: greg stephens
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 06:36 PM

My Father's a Lavatory Cleaner


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 06:48 PM

MONKEY FARTS                   (M. Barrett, Cellardoor Music)

My father came here from Ireland,
He was quiet but they said that he was wise.
He and Mother did their best, gave us a home and all the rest,
But to talk to us he never had the time.
Sure, he'd say "Pass the butter." or, "Come here young man."
Or, "Keep quiet." or, "No you can't have a dime."
Until the day when I was leavin' when Dad finally found a reason
For sharing his philosophy of life...

He said: "A monkey fart should smell like a banana,
English farts should smell like cups of tea;
The farting of a fairy should be very light and airy,
When a father farts I hope you'll think of me.
An Irish fart should always lilt with laughter,
It should melt your heart and melt your shorts as well,
A lion's fart should roar with power, cuckoos should fart every hour,
A nun's fart should have meaning but no smell;
A strong man's fart should sound out like a trumpet,
A pretty girl's should barely even squeak,
But the person you can trust is the one who'd rather bust
Than ever let one rip right on the street..."

Well, from my old man this really was an earful,
I tried to understand just what he meant;
His words were primitive but strong so I wouldn't get them wrong,
He was saying to be careful as I went.
He was saying to be happy as I could be,
He was saying watch my step and as I pass,
To beware who I look up to, and whatever else I might do,
Know that most of what you get from folks is just escaping gas...

He said: "A monkey fart etc..."


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Joybell
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:13 PM

Farther Along?
Or has someone suggested it already?


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Melissa
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:17 PM

"Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" is fairly respectable
I think "Do what you do do well" is a father song..


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Melissa
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:21 PM

"Daddy Frank"
"Daddy sang bass"
"Daddy was an old-time preacherman"

I think Riders in the Sky's 'Trail Tips' song is about a father's advice


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: GUEST,billy d
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 06:22 AM

"Danceing on daddy shoes",Heard it twice on danny bakers bbc london show few years back. it brought tears to my eyes.dos any one know it?+Who its by? chears billy d.


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Subject: RE: Songs about fathers
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 07:38 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_my_Fathers


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