Father you held my hand when I was small
Let me walk beside you big and tall.
You taught me how to work and pray
Keep God’s will in a simple way
My father was a tall man with brawny shoulders bold
Yet he was a gentleman kind and true
He would gently pick me up and sweetly hold
When I was sad and often blue
My father was wise beyond his years
He never attended any school
Yet of life things he always knew
My father’s kep met away from harm and saved me from many tears
Until I was grown up and in well in my years
Now he has passed and soon I will too
But until then father, I will always love you.
Gee dad he is cool!
Just the thing for a teenage girl
His eyes are blue and hair black as coal
Gee dad he is cool!
Gee daughter he looks like a fool!
Not the thing for my teenage girl
The blue eyes are black and cruel
Gee daughter not this fool!
Gee dad I love him so
He wants to become my steady bow
Let us marry and start a new life!
This man won my heart and now I go
Gee daughter I love you too
I thought that I would be there for you
Wait for a while and then will see
If your Romeo is meant to be
Gee dad time has passed
Romeo and I feel that our love will last
Tomorrow we wed and off we go
Gee dad I love him so!
Gee daughter with a tear in my eye
I will give you to Romeo a blushing bride
Come home again with a new little you
Cause daughter I love you and my grand babies too!
Daddy’s Little Girl
I am daddy’s little girl, with hair of gold and lots of curl
I set upon his knee and smile while he tells me of his life
He is an adventurer wondered most his life
He never settled down until mother became his wife
He often traveled far and wide
Until he made mom his darling bride
He tell me of his adventures with great pride
Then he sighs and smiles and say but mother is now my wife
Someday soon you will see a handsome young man just like me
Then you will marry and make a home and your young man will never more roam
Understand I did not until alas a husband I got
Children five and grandchildren more
But on daddy’s knee I did explore
Learn of cities and places and much more
Just by listening to my daddy’s explore
Happy now am I you see
But I miss being on daddy’s knee just once more
Dedicated my father, Virgil Smith who passed away June 13, 1982 on father’s day of cancer at the early age of 54 in Mansfield, Ohio
He traveled when he was a young man to every state in the union. He had a strong belief in God, loved his family, and worked very hard every day to provide for us. He loved us most of all and that came easy for him. You were a blessing and a guiding light while you walked upon this earth to us dad, love your daughter.