The Feb. 17th Love is in Da Blog musical prompt from Bee-Writes is a song about a child’s love. This one gave me a little trouble. I could think of songs about a parent’s love for a child, but not the opposite. I resorted to an Internet search to jog my musical memory.
A Boy Name Sue by Johnny Cash popped up, which made me laugh. While there was a mutual understanding between father and son and grudging respect on the part of the son at the end of the song, but I wouldn’t say the son loved his father.
I did, however, stay in the classic country music genre for the song I chose.
They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore by Loretta Lynn
As a single release in April 1974, the song peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and reached No. 1 on a Canadian country chart. The album, They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore, was released on September 2, 1974. The album made it to No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country LP chart.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time
My kind of country!
Mine, too !
Kaye, when I read what the prompt was I thought of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors and Loretta Lynn’s Coal Miner’s Daughter. I don’t think I’ve ever heard this Loretta Lynn song–I’m going over to give it a listen! Hope I will be able to share my comment–I’m gonna give it a try! Love your blog series but can’t always comment on them.
Both of those are good songs for a child’s love toward a parent. Dolly’s song is also a children’s illustrated book with the lyrics.
I am not a particular country Fan but always liked her songs thanks for sharing 😊
I grew up in a country music listening house. I’m a classic country music fan, which is roughly the 1940s up to 1985-ish. New country lost it’s heart as far as I’m concerned.
I can’t comment on that but I know every now and then I like to listen to Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn or Dolly Parton if she belongs to the country genre. Shows my total country ignorance 🤣