Father's Day is the third Sunday in June in the United States. There are so many songs about fathers that it is difficult to keep the list of suggestions down to a reasonable number!
[suggestions from Tamara Lewis] Johhny Cash: "Daddy Sang Bass" Drive-By Truckers: "Daddy's Little Pumpkin" from Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows Loudon Wainwright III: "Bein' a Dad" (really funny/irreverent) Chris Smithers: "Father's Day" David Francey: "Ballad of Bowser MacRae" Greg Brown: "Daughters" (a real gem) and "Walkin' Daddy" Darrell Scott - A Father's Song Tamara Lewis - Strawberry Moon Dougie MacLean - Talking With My Father Kristina Olsen and Peter Grayling - My Father's Piano - Duet Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father Michael Smith - I Brought My Father With Me Ellen Bukstel \ Daddy's Little Girl Stanley Bros.\ Dream of the Coal Miner's Child Norman Blake\ Poor Old Dad\ Chattanooga Sugar Babe\ Shanachie "Dad's Gonna Kill Me" by Richard Thompson from "Sweet Warrior" Norman Blake\ Poor Old Dad\ Chattanooga Sugar Babe\ Shanachie Cat Stevens\ Father to Son Crosby Stills and Nash\ Teach Your Children Well Electric Bonsai Band\ I Am My Dad Steve Goodman\ My Old Man [list of suggestions posted to FOLKDJ-L in 2006, compiled by Steve Jerrett] Aztec Two-Step\ Dad Came Home\ Days of Horses\ Red Engine Bill Staines - Child of Mine - Going to the West Bill Staines - My Grandfather's Clock - One more River Bob Bennet - No Such Thing as Divorce Bob Franke - For Real Bob Zentz - Good Ol'Days - Beaucatcher Farewell Catie Curtis - Dad's Yard Cheryl Wheeler - 75 Septembers (Grandfather) Collin Raye - I Think about You Cosy Sheridan - Me and My Father - Saturn return Coyote Run - Boardin' the Train - Pleads the 5th Craig Sonnenfeld - Junebug - Reverie Dana Cooke - My Father's Bald - Wildman David Roth - Goodbye to My Dad - Irreconcilable Similarities David Wilcox - Great Big World - Vista Debra Cowan - Dad's Dinner Pail - Dad's Dinner Pail Don White - Adolescent Rage Erica Wheeler - Maryland Country Road - The Harvest Furey Brothers - The Old Man Greg Greenway - Don't Go - A Road Worth Walking Down Groucho Marx - Der Alte Mann - His farewell concert tour LP Groucho Marx - We're Giving You A Tie - His farewell concert tour LP Helen Lewis Moore - Father's Day - Harold Jack Williams - Daddy's Heaven - Laughing in the Face of the Blues Jen Cass - My Daddy Said - Brave Enough To Say Jim Henry - Pals Forever Dad - Jacksonville Jim Henry - Ruby, Baby’s Coming Home Jimmy Landry - From Where you come Joe & Antoinette McKenna - Between Me and You - Farewell to Fine Weather John McCutcheon - Dad and Me - Summersongs John McVey - What He Means - Jigsaw John Prine - Grandpa Was A Carpenter Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash - Father and Son - Unearthed Volume 3 Jonathan Byrd - Happy Father's Day Judy Collins - My Father - Who Knows Where the Time Goes Laurie Mclain - Eyes of a Painter (Grandfather) Lester Flatt - Over the Hills to the Poorhouse /Father's Table Grace Loudon Wainwright III - Father/Daughter Dialogue - Grown Man Loudon Wainwright III - Hitting You Loudon Wainwright III - Your Mother and I (about divorce) Maria Sangiolo - 25 Missions - The Way We Live Mark Heard - treasure of a Broken Land Martin Donnelly - My Father's coat Michael Johnathon - Daughter - The Road Michael Johnathon - Homestead - Homestead Mike and the Mechanics - Living Years Mustard's Retreat - A Resolution of Something - A Resolution of Something Mustard's Retreat - Solitary Beach - A Resolution of Something Paul & Trevor Mills - Both Sides of The Glass Phil keagy - Father Daughter Harmony Pierce Pettis - Hold on To That Heart - Making Light of It Rachel Bissex - Busy Man - Between the Broken Lines Richard Berman - My Father's Mansion Robert Bobby - AC-DC Rag - F*U*B*A*R Rod MacDonald - I'm Your Dad Russ Rentler - The Way Things Might Have Been - Scarecrow's Lament Sam Pacetti - The Lion and the Child - Solitary Travel Smith Sisters - My Father Was a Quiet Man - Canary's Song Stan Rogers - Sailor's Rest (about his grandfather) - Home in Halifax Steve Fromholz - Dear Darcy Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen - Sunrise - A Sense of Place Terence Martin - Independence Day Tom Russell - Patrick Russell - The Man From God Knows Where Tommy Makem - Kids on the Range - Live at the Irish Pavilion Wishing Chair - Copernicus - Crow [played and liked in 2006] Del Rey\ Dad Blues\ Boogie Mysterioso\ Hobemian John Prine\ Unwed Fathers\ Great Days\ Rhino Gene Autry\ That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine\ Essential\ Rhino Dolly Parton\ To Daddy\ Heartsongs\ Columbia Guy Clark\ The Randall Knife\ Dublin Blues\ Warner Bros. Lester Flatt\ Father's Table Grace\ Country Legends\ RCA Carrie Newcomer\ My Father's Only Son\ My Father's Only Son\ Philo Tom Paxton\ When I Go To See My Son\ Wearing the Time\ Sugar Hill Heidi Muller\ Arrowhead\ Giving Back\ Self The Gibson Brothers\ Arleigh\ Bona Fide\ Sugar Hill Cliff Eberhardt\ My Father's Shoes John Gorka\ Semper Fi\ Jack's Crows\ High Street Electric Bonsai Band\ I Am My Dad\ But I'm Happy Now\ Yellow Tail Steve Goodman\ My Old Man\ Say It In Private\ Red Pajamas Songs entitled "My Old Man" (now officially overused - listen up you songwriters!) Joni Mitchell David Mallett Ewan MacColl Ron Hynes Steve Goodman Jerry Jeff Walker
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