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My Father's Daughter


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Performances (149)

(Jewel)

She stepped off of the boat to see flowers in his hands
The man she would marry was as hard as the mountains
She had his children in a log cabin
Soon I'd be another star in this family's constellation
In the land of the midnight sun
Searching for gold
I am my father's daughter
He has his mother's eyes
I am the product of her sacrifice
I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
And their stories live in me like holy water
I am my father's daughter

(Dolly Parton)

My father raised me in an old log cabin
And he sang for me the songs his mother sang to him
In honky-tonks, and empty bars, just me and him
And that old guitar
He passed on a legacy wrapped up in a melody
And I carry on
Searching for gold

(Jewel & Dolly Parton)

I am my father's daughter
I have his eyes
I am the product of his sacrifice
I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
And their stories live in me like holy water
I am my father's daughter

(Jewel)

And every time I step on stage

(Dolly Parton)

And the music finds me

(Jewel & Dolly Parton)

I don't need gold to remind me

(Jewel)

I am my father's daughter
I have my Grandma's eyes
I am the product of such sacrifice

(Jewel & Dolly Parton)

I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations
And their stories live in me like holy water
I am my father's daughter
Oh, I am my father's daughter
My Father's Daughter
Written byJewel, Lisa Carver
AlbumsPicking Up the Pieces, 2015
Length3:25

     (149 known performances)


Flower of Life
“This song is very personal and very autobiographical. I thought it worked well to have Dolly Parton on it. It’s kind of difficult on that personal of a song to have somebody on it, but Dolly was definitely the perfect choice because our lives are similar in several ways. It’s a song I wrote in 2008 - seven years ago, and whenever I sing it live people always cry. I was always surprised because it’s such a personal song about my life and my story, but I definitely realized as I sang it that people relate their own lives to it. Dolly said it reminded her of “Coat of Many Colors” and some of her autobiographical songs, which was very flattering.” Picking Up the Pieces Press Release

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