My Father Song Lyrics

Nina Simone


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Judy Collins
album: Track 4 in album Baltimore
release date: 1978
popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soul-Jazz/Reggae/Smooth Jazz/Soul/Soft Rock/Gospel/Ballad
length: 4:57
drums: Jimmy Madison
electric bass guitar: Gary King
composer: Judy Collins
lyricist: Judy Collins

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Nina Simone Baltimore cover art


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My father always promised me
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 Baltimore
  • 2 Everything Must Change
  • 3 The Family
  • 4 My Father
  • 5 Music for Lovers
  • 6 Rich Girl
  • 7 That's All I Want From You
  • 8 Forget
  • 9 Balm in Gilead
  • 10 If You Pray Right