Sarah Barker
Sarah Barker


The title cut, this song has a unique style which sets it apart from all the other songs on the album.  This is fitting, because ‘Daddy’ is what this album is all about. 

My dad is the reason I love country music. 

He always encouraged me to listen to the country greats, and when I started singing and writing my own songs, he became my biggest fan.  I wanted to do an album of country standards to honor him, and this song says it all.



Daddy, all your cowboy records

Ended up in my room most all the time

I’d play them over ‘til I wore the grooves out

But looking back you didn’t seem to mind


            You were right about the Okie from Muskogee

            And Today I Started Loving You Again

            The Man in Black and you are still my heroes

            And sometimes Eddy Arnold does me in

Daddy, I’ve seen the places

Where you grew up hungry so long ago

Thinking of your hometown makes my heart turn over

Because of all the stories you have told




Daddy, I know you wonder

If the things you taught me I still hold dear

Well I don’t recall much from sixth grade science

But I’ve seen the way you hold my mama near