Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was
The Chi-Lites Lyrics


He's worth more

Than every star in the sky

With that look of forgiveness

That's always in his eyes

He works so hard
But gentle as a lamb

He gave up so much

To make me just what I am and, oh

Oh, let me be

The man my daddy was

Oh, let me be

The man my daddy was

When I was young

Sometimes foolishly I played

But he reached out and, oh

Showed me the way

Now he's only human

And bound to make mistakes

But it was all right

By the moment I would awake and, oh

Oh, let me be

The man my daddy was

Oh, let me be

The man my daddy was

Sometimes I hope

I don't live to see the day

When he reaches down

And take them both away

And look at my children

Sometimes foolishly they play

Let me live long enough

Let me show them the way

My clothes were sometimes untidy

And that bed was never made

But mom and dad would scold me good

Never doubted I've made the grade

But now that I'm a man

I ask the Lord up above

Please let me raise my children right

And be the man my daddy was and, oh

Oh, let me be

The man my daddy was

Oh, let me be

The man my daddy was

He was a good man

He was a poor man

Oh, let me be

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Linda Antwine

Wow
I was sitting up like most days.
And I started singing these words.
I forgotten this wonderful ballad.
I forgot who sung it.
It popped up.
Been playing this
All morning.
I a senior lady. But it maded me sing because That was my daddy Strong and gentle as a lamb.
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All comments from YouTube:

Jacqueline Burke

beautiful lyrics, soothing vocals that could bring tears to one s eyes. R I P dad. R I P Eugene. You were a Gem.

Cal Waite

The best song ever by the Chi-Lites! A masterpiece, and Eugene Records' best vocal performance ever. A gorgeous, gorgeous song and sensational singing by the group.

Calvin Davis

Ppp

terrance matapo

That bassline Eugene signature

repoints

This song reminds me of my dad. I miss him tremendously. R.I.P. daddy 3/03/01/95.

Candace Smith

I looked at my comment three years ago here (Soulsuperbad), and I had first learned of an illness that would eventually leave my dad dependent and wheel chair bound. I cried and cried because my dad was always active. Played sports and was very actively involved with my sister and I. Needless to say, he was a very healthy man. Three years later and the disease has gotten progressively worse. And I am still and even more so proud of my dad. He's still that strong, warm, gentle as a lamb man. Although I am a woman, I hope to be everything my daddy raised me to be.

Walter Vaught

It's good to see a daughter love for her dad. It seems my daughter left me for her husband.

Candace Smith

@bj johnson Thank you so much for the encouragement. We appreciate your prayers. This song still makes me teary eyed when I hear it.

bj johnson

@Candace Smith HI, I AM A LITTLE LATE WITH MY REPLY,  I NEVER KNEW MY DAD, BUT IF I HAD YOUR DAD SOUNDS LIKE WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HAD. VERY BLESSED YOU ARE, AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU.  AND YOUR DAD

Candace Smith

Yes I am. Thank you

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