My Father Song Lyrics

Judy Collins


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Judy Collins
album: Track 3 in album Who Knows Where the Time Goes
release date: 1968
popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Folk Rock
length: 5:01
producer: David Anderle
piano: Mike Melvoin
vocal: Judy Collins
engineer: John Haeny
electric guitar: Stephen Stills
bass: Chris Ethridge
percussion: Jim Gordon
electric piano: Judy Collins
composer: Judy Collins
lyricist: Judy Collins

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Judy Collins Who Knows Where the Time Goes cover art


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My father always promised us
That we would live in France
We'd go boating on the Seine
And I would learn to dance

We lived in Ohio then
He worked in the mines
On his dreams like boats
We knew we would sail in time

All my sisters soon were gone
To Denver and Cheyenne
Marrying their grownup dreams
The lilacs and the man


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hello, Hooray
  • 2 Story of Isaac
  • 3 My Father
  • 4 Someday Soon
  • 5 Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  • 6 Poor Immigrant
  • 7 First Boy I Loved
  • 8 Bird on the Wire
  • 9 Pretty Polly