My father used to sing    (intro)    (clip)

 

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1. †††My father was a common man, ††††††if there is such a thing,

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††† an ordinary common man ††††††††††till he began to sing.

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   It felt like angels gathered round ††††††††to listen to each gentle sound,

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††† my father used to sing.

 

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††† My father used to sing, oh, how I love the memories,

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††† and if I close my eyes and dream,†††††††††† my father sings to me.

    

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2. ††††He sang of love and everyone ††††††saw something of his heart,

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††† and for a while a worried man ††††††† he said things would be hard.

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And silence fell on angry men †††††and hardened eyes turned misty when

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††† my father used to sing.

                                                                    

+CHORUS†††††††††† + instrumental = CHORUS

 

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3.†††† My father had the gift of song †††††††and gave his gift to me,

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††Iíve had such blessings from that gift †††††††††I only wish he could hear,

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††† could see the pleasure and the joy ††††††††Godís given to the little boy,

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††† whose father used to sing,†††††† my father used to sing.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)†† (Charlie Landsborough)