My Father

Nina Simone


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Judy Collins
album: Track 4 in album Baltimore
release date: 1978
popularity : 4 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
We'd go boating on the Seine

He worked in the mines
We knew we would sail in time
All my sisters soon were gone
Marrying their grownup dreams

Only danced alone
Faded without a sound
And I live in Paris now
Hearing the ways of a miner's life

Like boats across the Seine
As it sets in my father's eyes again
My father always promised us
We'd go boating on the Seine

Like boats across the Seine
As it sets in my father's eyes again


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