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Father's Song (Ewan MacColl) video
#1122: YouTube video by Elfman101 ©2006
~ Used with permission ~

That's another day gone by, son, close your eyes,
Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky;
Go to sleep and have no fear, son,
For your mum and dad are here, son,
And the giant is just a shadow on the wall.

Go to sleep, when you wake it will be light,
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night;
It's not like the dark you find, son,
In the depth of some men's minds, son,
That defies the daily coming of the dawn.

Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong,
You'll be needing all your strength before too long;
For you'll soon be on your way, son,
Fighting battles every day, son,
With an enemy who thinks he owns the world.

Stop your crying now, let daddy dry your tears,
There's no bogey man to get you, never fear;
There's no ogres, wicked witches,
Only greedy sons of bitches,
Who are waiting to exploit your life away.

Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride,
Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside;
If you listen to their lying,
They will con you into dying,
You won't even know that you were once alive.

No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep,
There are answers to your questions but they'll keep;
Go on asking while you grow, son,
Go on asking till you know, son,
Then send the answers ringing through the world.

####.... Ewan MacColl ....####
Recorded by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger (Hot Blast: Contemporary Songs Written And Sung by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl, trk#9, 1978, Folkways Records).

See more songs by Ewan MacColl.

The video above features an arrangement recorded by Dick Gaughan (A Different Kind Of Love Song, Celtic Music CD 017, 1983).


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