My Father Song Lyrics

Nina Simone

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Judy Collins
    album: Track 4 in album Baltimore
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 85 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