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Lyr Req: My Father's Voice (from Judy Lynn)

GUEST,fran 02 Jun 01 - 09:02 PM
Sorcha 06 Jun 01 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Adz 15 Oct 12 - 09:44 PM
GUEST,Guest Carm 01 Sep 13 - 06:44 AM
GUEST 01 Sep 13 - 09:19 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Sep 13 - 04:45 PM
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Subject: uknown song
From: GUEST,fran
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:02 PM

Help we have been trying to remember the name of this song and the artist who performed it. The song we remember was performed by a female. These are the first few lines to the song....

On my 16th birthday I wanted to be alone
So I rode up to a canyon that was quite new to our home
I sat down by a waterfall and felt the coolness of its spray
And then it seemed I hear the voice of my father softly say....
My darling your daddy’s with you though you seem to be alone
But I’ve been with you every moment since god took me from our home
There’s so much I’ve wanted to tell you so much you’ve needed to learn,
That I’ve been granted these few moments to express my deep concern.
Don’t take up drinking and smoking, though your friends may call you square,
Besides it won’t get you anywhere. But if you should fall into temptation
And with tearful eyes be hurt, tell no one with one exception, your mother
And then pray.

Please email me if you have any information.fpooh@hotmail.com ty

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 16-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: uknown
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 09:17 PM

refresh--no luck with Google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On my 16th birthday I wanted to be alone
From: GUEST,Adz
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 09:44 PM

wondering if anyone found the answer to this question?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On my 16th birthday I wanted to be alone
From: GUEST,Guest Carm
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 06:44 AM

the song Great Speckled Bird by Eddie Tapp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTA89z3_LnQ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On my 16th birthday I wanted to be alone
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 13 - 09:19 AM

Yep speckled bird. Thats the one.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY FATHER'S VOICE (from Judy Lynn)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Sep 13 - 04:45 PM

Eddie Tapp, an Australian, performed this piece on an EP that also included THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD, but this song is definitely not THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD. The YouTube page, which GUEST,Carm provided the URL for above, gives the correct title: MY FATHER'S VOICE.

This page from a web site called "History of Country Music in Australia" says Eddie Tapp's recording was a cover, but it doesn't say who wrote it or originally recorded it.

I think this recording on YouTube may be the original. Here's my transcription:


MY FATHER'S VOICE
As recited (not sung) to soft musical accompaniment by Judy Lynn (1963).

On my sixteenth birthday I wanted to be alone,
So I rode up to a canyon that was quite near to our home.

I sat down by a waterfall and felt the coolness of its spray,
And then it seemed I heard the voice of my father softly say—

My darling, your daddy's with you though you seem to be alone,
But I've been near you every moment since God took me from our home.

There's so much I've wanted to tell you, so much you need to learn,
That I've been granted these few moments to express my deep concern.

The whole world is at your feet now; the road of life's about to begin,
But you've got to be so careful, or it'll take you to trouble and sin.

The words I speak will start your life with wise and solid teaching,
And they aren't meant to sound like I intend to do some preaching.

Listen to your mother; her wisdom is a crutch on which to lean,
And remember, it wasn't long ago that she was just sixteen.

Don't take up drinking and smoking, though your friends may call you square,
For you're too sweet and lovely, and besides, it won't get you anywhere.

Stay away from rowdy girlfriends; if you have money, they'll be true,
But should your luck run down and out, they would turn their backs on you.

Have fun and keep yourself busy; go on dates, and have a ball,
But when it comes to love and petting, be the best girl of them all.

Save yourself for your husband, for your children and God's grace,
And you'll be loved and respected by the whole human race.

But remember this, my darling: if you should make a big mistake,
If you should fall into temptation, and with shameful eyes you wake,

Remember: you're not the first one; there's thousands every day,
But tell no one, with one exception: your mother, and then pray.

She may scold and reprimand you and with tearful eyes be hurt,
But she'll not ruin your reputation, or spread your name with dirt.

Then pray to God for strength and courage to face the months ahead,
For there will come the time that you will wish that you were dead.

Be honest and kind to your neighbors; be loyal, understanding and true,
But also be wise and aware that some will take advantage of you.

Get as much education as possible, then settle down and faithfully plan
A life of good honest living with a hard-working, God-fearing man.

Well, I must leave you now, my darling, but have no fear, for you see,
Someone much bigger and better is watching over you here with me.

He gave his son to save you, so there's love for you all around.
Pray to him always for guidance, and your life with good grace will abound.


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