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My Father

This song is by Chrissie Hynde and appears on the compilation Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins (2008).

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'd sail in time

All my sisters soon were gone to Denver and Cheyenne
Marrying their grownup dreams the lilacs and the man
I stayed behind the youngest still only danced alone
The colors of my father's dreams faded without a sound

And I live in Paris now my children dance and dream
Hearing the ways of a miner's life in words they've never seen
I sail my memories of home like boats across the seine
And watch the Paris sun set in my father's eyes again

My father always promised us that we would live in France
We'd go boating on the Seine and I would learn to dance
I sail my memories of home like boats across the Seine
And watch the Paris sun as it sets in my father's eyes again

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Written by:

Judy Collins

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