Daddy What If

Album: Lullabys, Legends And Lies (1973)
Charted: 41
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  • (Daddy what if the sun stop shinin' what would happen then)
    If the sun stopped shinin' you'd be so surprised
    You'd stare at the heavens with wide open eyes
    And the wind would carry your light to the skies
    And the sun would start shinin' again
    (Daddy what if the wind stopped blowin' what would happen then)
    If the wind stopped blowin' then the land would be dry
    And your boat wouldn't sail son and your kite wouldn't fly
    And the grass would see your troubles and she'd tell the wind
    And the wind would start blowin' again
    (But daddy what if the grass stopped growin' what would happen then)
    If the grass stopped growin' why you'd probably cry
    And the ground would be watered by the tears from your eyes
    And like your love for me the grass would grow so high
    Yes the grass would start growin' again
    (But daddy what if I stopped lovin' you what would happen then)
    If you stopped lovin' me then the grass would stop growin'
    The sun would stop shinin' and the wind would stop blowin'
    So you see if you wanna keep this old world a goin'
    You better start lovin' me again again you better start lovin' me again
    You hear me Bobby you better start lovin' me again
    You love me Bobby you better start lovin' me again Writer/s: SHEL SILVERSTEIN
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
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Comments: 5

  • Joseph Nelson from Poughkeepsie, NyAbout three years earlier the song was recorded by Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz, in character from The Courtship of Eddie's Father.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1974 {February 17th} "Daddy, What If" by Bobby Bare peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles* chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Another Lonely Song" by Tammy Wynette...
    "Daddy, What If" reached #5 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart...
    Between 1962 and 1985 the Ironton, Ohio native had sixty-nine records on the Hot Country Singles chart, thirteen made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Marie Laveau", for one week in July of 1974...
    Four of his sixty-nine charted records were duets, one each was Jeannie Bare, Rosanne Cash, Charlie Daniels, and Lacy J. Dalton...
    Robert Joseph Bare will celebrate his 86th birthday in two months on April 7th, 2021...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Country Singles' Top 10 on February 17th, 1974:
    At #3. "I'm Still Loving You" by Joe Stampley
    #4. "There Won't Be Anymore" by Charlie Rich
    #5. "A Love Song" by Anne Murray
    #6. "That's The Way Love Goes" by Johnny Rodriguez
    #7. "World of Make Believe" by Bill Anderson
    #8. "Sweet Magnolia Blossom" by Billy 'Crash' Craddock
    #9. "I Love You, I Love You" by David Houston & Barbara Mandrell
    #10. "There's A Honky Tonk Angel" by Conway Twitty
  • Ariel from Home/lakebay, Wathis song made me and my dad cry
  • Mixermatt from Bloomington, MnOops, I have to open my eyes, it was not 1968 it was1973
  • Mixermatt from Bloomington, MnThe first time hearing the song it brought tears to my eyes and I was about the same age a Booby Bear Jr. And the was about around 68 or about the 1970's.
    As time went and I got older, and the tune " Daddy What If " was stuck back in my mind. With luck and for the love of music I have I was able to track down this great tune by a farther and son.
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