ドリー・パートンとホリー・ダン:Dolly Parton and Holly Dunn – Daddy’s Hands

I remember Daddy´s hands, folded silently in prayer.
And reaching out to hold me, when I had a nightmare.
You could read quite a story, in the callouses and lines.
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.

I remember Daddy´s hands, how they held my Mama tight,
And patted my back, for something done right.
There are things that I´ve forgotten, that I loved about the man,
But I´ll always remember the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

I remember Daddy´s hands, working ‘til they bled.
Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed.
If I could do things over, I´d live my life again.
And never take for granted the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.
Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.
Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle
But I´ve come to understand.
There was always love…
In Daddy´s hands.


リーバ・マッキンタイア:Reba McEntire – The Greatest Man I Never Knew (Reba Live: 1995)


ケリー・クラークソンとリーバ・マッキンタイア:Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire – The Greatest Man I Never Knew

The greatest man I never knew
Lived just down the hall
And everyday we said hello
But never touched at all
He was in his paper
I was in my room
How was I to know he thought I hung the moon

The greatest man I never knew
Came home late every night
He never had too much to say
Too much was on his mind
I never really knew him
And now it seems so sad
Everything he gave to us took all he had

Then the days turned into years
And the memories to black and white
He grew cold like an old winter wind
Blowing across my life

The greatest words I never heard
I guess I’ll never hear
The man I thought could never die
S’been dead almost a year
He was good at business
But there was business left to do
He never said he loved me
Guess he thought I knew

「父の日」(Father’s day)の歌をカントリー・ミュージックから2曲、ホリー・ダン(Holly Dunn:1957-)のDaddy’s Handsとリーバ・マッキンタイア(Reba McEntire:1955-)のThe Greatest Man I Never Knewです。
父親とはこうしたものであることは日本もアメリカも変りません。こうした人間的な感情が歌われるのもカントリー・ミュージックの魅力です。アメリカのお父さんたちもファミリードラマのようにいつも優しく、愛しているよと言っているわけではないのですね。
“Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle But I´ve come to understand. There was always love… In Daddy´s hands.”

“He never said he loved me Guess he thought I knew”
って、いい歌詞じゃないですか?

父の日:Wikipedia
Holly Dunn:Wikipedia
Reba McEntire:Wikipedia

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