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    Songs For Dad (Updated)

    I originally did a list of songs for dad last year, but I thought I'd update it, even if the idea of making a mix CD for your dad for Father's Day just seems weird. It's not really a mix CD holiday, I think.

    I've updated the list a little bit, but I'm sure you can tell me what I've inexplicably left out:

    The list, after the jump:

    -- "Daddy-O," off Frances England's Fascinating Creatures
    -- "My Dad!," off Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band's Kaleidoscope Songs, Vol 1
    -- "Cat's in the Cradle," Harry Chapin (just kidding!)
    -- "I'm So Glad To Be A Dad," off Dennis Caraher's Bow Wow Baby
    -- "My Daddy Is Scratchy," off Jamie Broza's My Daddy Is Scratchy
    -- "My Daddy (Flies a Ship in the Sky)," off the Daddy-O! Daddy Woody Guthrie tribute
    -- "Courtship of Eddie's Father"
    -- "Dad" by Father Goose
    -- "Thank You, Daddy"
    -- "The Coffee Song," by Ralph's World, off At The Bottom of the Sea. (Yeah, I used it for the mom's list, but it mentions D...A...D.D.Y.)
    -- "Father and Daughter," by Paul Simon (off a number of CDs, but including The Wild Thornberrys soundtrack)
    -- "Don't Wipe Your Face On Your Shirt," by the Cornell Hurd Band, off the fabulous The Bottle Let Me Down comp.
    -- "Me and My Dad," by David Weinstone, from his Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals #7.

    A reader also recommended Daddies Sing GoodNight: A Fathers' Collection of Sleepytime Songs, which isn't really a collection of songs about dads, but close enough...

    And, a few for the adults (from commenters and e-mailers)...

    -- "My Dad (My Pa)" by Nancy Sinatra
    -- "Bein' a Dad" by Loudon Wainwright III
    -- "The Kids Are Alright" by The Who
    -- "Slow Turnin," "Your Dad Did," and "Stolen Moments" - John Hiatt
    -- "Still Fighting It," Ben Folds ("You're so much like me / I'm sorry.")

    Reader Comments (6)

    Peter Himmelman's song about the dad who is an accountant is a good one....

    I'm sure I'll think of more tomorrow!

    June 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGBK Gwyneth
    D'oh! You're completely right, Gwyneth, can't believe I forgot that one.
    June 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterStefan
    "My Dad Caught Stars" by Justin Roberts--a classic!

    June 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaty L
    My Old Man by the Smothers Brothers. It's a touch blue, but it was recorded in 1963 so it's pretty harmless - funny if you're "in the know". My favorite Dad song!
    June 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDonnie
    I need to find a song that Grade 1 kids can sing for our father's day activity. It has to be simple but a bit funky, anyone got any ideas?
    October 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGina
    To Gina: Here's that song for the 1st grade activity, My Dad by Rick Charette, off of a cd titled Kids Tunes
    March 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S.

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