Song For Dad

by John with David Wilt

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I wrote this song for my father after he passed away last February.


-----( 1st verse ) -------------------------------
Coca Cola floats, a slide show
and a senior trip to Mexico

After wrapping up the odds and ends
another take on City of New Orleans

I’m gonna’ miss your warm smile
and your fancy cursive writing style
( G,D,G ) ( C,D,G,C ) ( G,D,G )

-----( 2nd verse ) -------------------------------
You headed out of Sweetwater, Texas
with a full tank of gas

Wearing a pair of handmade leather sandals
singing “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”

To chase down an honest life
with a good education, and a Swiss army knife
( G,D,G ) ( C,D,G,C ) ( G,D,G )

-----( chorus ) -------------------------------
When i was on a wild and crazy mission
you were always there to listen

Now, a ceremony in your honor
i’m so grateful that you were my father
( Em, A ) /// ( C,D,G )

-----( 3rd verse ) -------------------------------
In from La Ceiba, Honduras
to the Barnum & Bailey Circus

You and i took the city bus
for a week as DC tourists

All the moments of your life
are now old photos on a flash drive
( G,D,G ) ( C,D,G,C ) ( G,D,G )

-----( chorus ) -------------------------------
It would always hit me from below
when it was time for you to go

I was happy with what we had
and mighty proud that you were my dad
( Em, A ) /// ( C,D,G )


released November 10, 2014
David Wilt ( ukulele, bass & lead guitar, production )
John Simmons ( lyrics, vocals, shakers )



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