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Song For My Father
Horace Silver Lyrics


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Ashwin Panemangalore

The song has had a noticeable impact in pop music. The opening bass piano notes were borrowed by Steely Dan for their song "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", while the opening horn riff was borrowed by Stevie Wonder for his song "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing". Earth Wind & Fire also borrowed the opening bass notes for their song "Clover". In the booklet of their box set, Paul Weller noted that he 'nicked 'the chords for The Style Council's 1984 song 'Me Ship Came In!'


@James Rawlings not a bad thing at all, this is one of my favorite songs.

Andy Sani

​@guyco10 First day of architecture school, our instructor said essentially the same thing.


@guyco10 This is a bit different. Horace Silver’s father was from Cape Verde and taught him the folk music he grew up with. Hence the title.

Anthony V

Lets not forget Meat Beat Manifesto sampling a cover of this by Ray Bryant.

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Helen Cole

Played this at my dad’s funeral! This was one of his favorite songs!❤️

jacqueline Kinchen-Gordon

Helen this was my dads too I miss him🥰😔

Yolanda Rodriguez

how lucky are you! My heart swells every time I hear this song, even though my father was so flawed I know he would have have loved to have earned this incredibly heartfelt dedication.

Pasha Montgomery

He also enjoyed the sermon by Jimmy Smith check that one out also

Pasha Montgomery

Meaning it was his favorite song Sorry I couldn't spell everything but exact way that it needs to be spelled I'm actually speaking through the speaker good morning

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