“I Used to Have a Father”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (JAFL 45, from Harold Greene)
Keywords: death father music
Found in: US(Ap)


"I used to have a father who sat and talked to me, But now I have no father -- what pleasure do I see? I looked out of the window to hear the organ play And there I saw my father as in his grave he lay."


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 247, "I Used to Have a Father" (1 short text)
  2. Roud #4194
  3. BI, MHAp247