Topic: A good "Daddy" song?

Hi all!  My dad has some stuff going on with his health and I was thinking recently that I want to find a really good "daddy" song that I can learn that will help me work though my own emotions with it, as well as perhaps be able to play/sing for him.  I haven't looked around a whole lot yet, but nothing seems to be popping into my head.  "our song" is Desperado ... he loves Jim Croce (as do I), Simon and Garfunkle, Train songs (was an engineer on the Railroad), and all kinds of "guitar playing music" from the 50's, 60's, and early 70's.  On his birthday this year he'll be turning 60.  What kind of song exactly?  I'm not sure, but something that would be like an Ode to Dad, maybe even upbeat, but not necessarily.  Any ideas????

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2 (edited by tubatooter1940 2011-04-12 11:16:17)

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

One that quickly comes to mind is "O My Pappa" by Eddie Fisher.

Found an Everly Brothers vid of it I like better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EElD3Drc6hc

100 greatest father songs at:

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Re: A good "Daddy" song?

I always liked that old Merle Haggerd song "Daddy Frank" . My dad was named Frank.



http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … /7679.html




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Re: A good "Daddy" song?

"Cloud Busting" Kate Bush

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

This one came to mind immediately - It's for my Dad by Nancy Sinatra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmYJhRDBLvs

I think I have the sheet music around somewhere but it may take a few days to sort out

Ian

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Re: A good "Daddy" song?

This is one I do on Mother's day but just change the gender words and it would be a great Daddy song too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoGGLccLvOY

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Re: A good "Daddy" song?

My mother plays "daddys hands" by Holly Dunn. Its a good one.

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Hi amy,you may cringe when I say this but one of the best dad song out there is Jim Croces I got a name,not the easiest song too play. It took me alot of practice but it is worth it.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Hi again some more,  Dads old fiddle/ Roots of my Raising both by merle haggard. So much like my Daddy by george strait. To Daddy by Emmilou Harris.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

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They just Don't make them like daddy anymore.   Lorretta Lynn

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

DANG!  Thanks guys!!  I've got a lot of listening to do the next few days now!!!  I KNEW the Chordie Family would have all the right answers for this one!!!!!  LOVE YOU GUYS!!

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Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Dan Fogelberg - Leader Of The Band -Written for his Dad.

http://youtu.be/lYFVEB4j6zI

I know you could do this tune justice both vocally and on the guitar.

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13 (edited by dino48 2011-04-13 01:30:48)

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Just spotted one in the top 100 list of songs here at chordie. Silverhair Daddy of mine.  various artists

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

I think for a train song  Arlo Guthrie's "City of New Orleans" would be good,and it is pretty easy to play.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Hey Amy,

How about "Daddy, what if?" by Bobby Bare?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmkNBYiUXg8

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Waylon Jenning's ,    "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line"



some great ones to choose from.   good luck




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Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Ok... so I haven't made any decisions yet, but I am leaning upon... Leader of the band, Daddy's hands, and Silver Haired Daddy of mine.

I believe my Dad sings Silver haired Daddy of mine and claims it as the song for his dad (my only grandparent that's still alive) so I'm not so sure if that's a good choice.  He sings Ma ma Tried for his mother... when she was still alive, she would get such a HUGE proud smile on her face every time he'd sing that to her.  (dang it now I'm welling up)

Jeff, I do remember before when someone brought up the song "Leader of the band" (it was probably you smile)  and I had printed it out because of the powerful lyrics that reminded me of being a good "Daddy song".  One day my Dad saw it in my folder and commented on it, tried to play it, but didn't get very far through it.  I have a feeling "Daddy's Hands" will be easier, but he may not know that song at all.  So, I guess there I have it.  Time to listen up and learn that song huh?  big_smile  Thanks again to everyone!  I REALLY enjoyed listening to all of these!!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Hope we gave you enough help.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

dino48 wrote:

Hope we gave you enough help.

ABSOLUTELY!  Thank you ALLLL for the help!  I expect I'll come back to this thread and try a few more of these after I can manage to get one down!  smile

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Hi amy, good,just a tip if you want to find dad songs or train songs or dog songs or any like this go to the text section and  typy that word in and ad a noun or verb or almost any thing in front or back of the key word and all kinds of songs will come up ie: ( like  dad )

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

I learned something new. Thanks for that info.

When the Power of Love overcomes The Love of Power the world will be a better place.

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

Hey Amy - How about Daddy's Tune by Jackson Browne?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGz8L4of3po
http://chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guita … 90728.html

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

george strait love with out end amen. makes me cry every time.

Everything is bad including me
But being bad is good policy
Reverend Horton Heat

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

"My Old Man"  Steve Goodman, a wonderful song !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW7xR7WkyTU

Later, Wayne P

Re: A good "Daddy" song?

another couple awesome ones guys... Selso, I hadn't thought of that one, but do know it!  It's a GREAT one that would personally fit quite well.  My Dad was the one that insisted we go to "church school" and make our communion as well.  There's been a few times when he's said words that fit nearly to the tee to this chorus.  Hmmm... big question, could I possibly sing a George Strait song... that is the question!  LOL!

Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.