MY FATHER by Judy Collins


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In a poignant song (c. 1968), the well-known singer tells how her coal-miner father always ""promised us that we would live in France,"" where Collins imagined boating on the Seine and learning to dance. For her father, the dream was never realized; for the singer's children--who do live in Paris--there is another dream: the Ohio world of their mother's childhood, which they imagine as she tells them about it. Dyer's well-composed, full-page watercolors, recalling Ichikawa's work, convey a good sense of both places and are appropriately nostalgic. The simple, folk-like melody is included, with both chords and piano accompaniment. A lovely setting for a lovely song.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown