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My dad is stricken with bone and liver cancer and doesn't have too much long to live. He is 86 and is the best father any daughter could ever have. He has always been there for me through thick and thin. All I want and can do for him now is to sing him a song from a daughter to her father. Any suggestions?

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I edited the post as I misread the original post.

I am trying to think of a most appropriate song along the lines of memories. There is also the song I have always liked when you want to tell someone you have always looked up to him or her. Here it is:

The Wind Beneath My Wings

It must have been cold there in my shadow

To never have sunlight on your face

You were content to let me shine that'Â’s your way

You always walked a step behind

So I was the one with all the glory

While you were the one with all the strength

A beautiful face without a name for so long

A beautiful smile to hide the pain

Did you ever know that youÂ’re my hero?

And everything I would like to be?

I can fly higher than an eagle

For you are the wind beneath my wings

It might have appeared to go unnoticed

But IÂ’'ve got it all here in my heart

I want you to know I know the truth of course I know it

I would be nothing without you

Did you ever know that youÂ’'re my hero?

YouÂ’re everything I wish I could be

I could fly higher than an eagle

For you are the wind beneath my wings

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?

YouÂ’'re everything, everything I wish I could be

Oh, and I, I can fly higher than an eagle

For you are the wind beneath my wings

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Hi Mary,

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. :(

I lost my Dad in 1999. He was 79.

Here's 3 songs that I can think of for you:

"You're My Hero" - Teresa James

I would ride on your shoulders

And look out on the world

Pretending I was big and tall like you

When you were there to hold me

I never was afraid

You made me feel there's nothing I can't do

If I'd spread my wings to fly

When I was very small

I knew that you'd be standing by

To catch me if I fall

CHORUS

You're my hero

Chasing the monsters from my room

Going on trips around the moon

The one who's always been there faithfully

You're my hero

And 'cause you're my Dad...

I'm twice as blessed and lucky to be me

As I kept on growing

We often disagreed

But you let me find myself in my own way

And it's funny, how just lately

I've come to recognize

How wise you are becoming every day

There's so much you've given me

I hope I've made you proud

You're everything a Dad should be

And it's time to tell you now

You're my hero

You didn't have to say a word

Your love was the message that I heard

Inspiring me to be all I can be

You're my hero

And 'cause you're my Dad...

I'm twice as blessed and lucky to be me

sound clip: "You're My Hero" - Teresa James

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"Because You Loved Me" - Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me

For all the truth that you made me see

For all the joy you brought to my life

For all the wrong that you made right

For every dream you made come true

For all the love I found in you

I'll be forever thankful baby

You're the one who held me up

Never let me fall

You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly

You touched my hand I could touch the sky

I lost my faith, you gave it back to me

You said no star was out of reach

You stood by me and I stood tall

I had your love I had it all

I'm grateful for each day you gave me

Maybe I don't know that much

But I know this much is true

I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

You were always there for me

The tender wind that carried me

A light in the dark shining your love into my life

You've been my inspiration

Through the lies you were the truth

My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

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"There You'll Be" - Faith Hill

When I think back on these times,

And the dreams we left behind,

I'll be glad cause I was blessed to get,

To have you in my life,

When I look back on these days,

I look and see your face,

You were right there for me.

Bridge:

In my dreams I've always seen you soar above the sky,

In my heart there'll always be a place for you,

For all my life,

Chorus:

I'll keep a part of you with me,

And everywhere I am there you'll be,

and everywhere I am there you'll be,

Well you showed me how it feels,

To feel the sky within my reach,

And I always will remember all,

The strength you gave to me,

Your love made me make it through,

Ohh I owe so much to you,

You were right there for me.

Bridge:

In my dreams I've always seen you soar above the sky,

In my heart there'll always be a place for you,

For all my life,

Chorus:

I'll keep a part of you with me,

And everywhere I am there you'll be,

Cause I always saw you in my life, my strength,

And I wanna thank you now for all the ways,

You were right there for me, you were right there for me

Always!!

Bridge:

In my dreams I've always seen you soar above the sky,

In my heart there'll always be a place for you,

For all my life,

Chorus:

I'll keep a part of you with me,

And everywhere I am there you'll be,

And everywhere I am there you'll be,

There You'll Be

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Holly Dunn ~ Daddy's Hands

I remember Daddy´s hands, folded silently in prayer.

And reaching out to hold me, when I had a nightmare.

You could read quite a story, in the callouses and lines.

Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.

I remember Daddy´s hands, how they held my Mama tight,

And patted my back, for something done right.

There are things that I´ve forgotten, that I loved about the man,

But I´ll always remember the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.

Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.

Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle

But I´ve come to understand.

There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

I remember Daddy´s hands, working 'til they bled.

Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed.

If I could do things over, I´d live my life again.

And never take for granted the love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.

Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.

Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle

But I´ve come to understand.

There was always love in Daddy´s hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´.

Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong.

Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle

But I´ve come to understand.

There was always love .....

In Daddy´s hands.

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A few minor changes made. The red I'm was ,your

MICHAEL BOLTON - "Daddy's Little Girl"

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,

I'm daddy's little girl to have and hold.

A precious gem is what you are,

A ray of hope, a shining star.

You're the brightest of the sunshine

Morning's first light

You warm my day, you brighten my night

You're sugar you're spice, you're everything nice,

And I'm daddy's little girl.

You're the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold,

You're daddy's little girl to have and hold.

A precious gem is what you are,

A ray of hope, a shining star.

You're the brightest of the sunshine

Morning's first light

You warm my day, you brighten my night

You're sugar you're spice, you're everything nice,

And I'm daddy's little girl

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Thank you Jimmy, Brad, Earth Angel, Jane, and Peter for songs. Some of the songs I will record and sing them to my dad. Ever since I was 4 years old, my dad loved me playing the piano so this is the love and comfort I could give me before he goes to the place up above.

:)

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Holly Dunn ~ Daddy's Hands

Holy crap, Jane. I was just thinking of this song, I logged into this thread to post it, and the very first words I see are yours above.

Things that make you go "hmmmmm....."

Mary, I am very sorry about your dad. Going through a sizable trauma with my mom right now has me appreciating just how precious our parents are. I think it's wonderful that there's enough love between you that you want to do something this special for him... my thoughts are with you.

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Holy crap, Jane. I was just thinking of this song, I logged into this thread to post it, and the very first words I see are yours above.

Things that make you go "hmmmmm....."

Mary, I am very sorry about your dad. Going through a sizable trauma with my mom right now has me appreciating just how precious our parents are. I think it's wonderful that there's enough love between you that you want to do something this special for him... my thoughts are with you.

Good lord Shawna, same here!

Mary, hon, I appreciate the tough time you're going through right now. Be strong, spend all the time you can with your Dad, and just let him know you love him. The time is important, and sharing memories. You'll always have them.

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It´s very sad when you lose your father or mother but it´s just life, they must go before we do. Just think of all the love and the happy moments you shared; I tried to see it that way when my dad died some years ago, and what he left was mainly calm and a very sweet feeling of what his life had been.Sure, you´ll miss him; but he will leave you a warm feeling. You will remember him with joy all your life if you get to see natural death from this point of view. My thoughts are with you.

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I know it's hard to see it this way, but you have a rare gift...the chance to tell someone goodbye and let them know what their life has meant to you. There are so many people who lose a loved one and the first thing they say is "I wish I could have said goodbye" You have that opportunity and it's good to see you seizing it.

I can't really think of any songs better than the ones already suggested, but I wish you strength through this hard time

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I know it's hard to see it this way, but you have a rare gift...the chance to tell someone goodbye and let them know what their life has meant to you. There are so many people who lose a loved one and the first thing they say is "I wish I could have said goodbye" You have that opportunity and it's good to see you seizing it.

I can't really think of any songs better than the ones already suggested, but I wish you strength through this hard time

Jenny that was me which is why I say spend the time and hold the memories close. So important later on. No regrets.

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Once again thank you CeeCeeRider, Jenny, Edna and Sawna46933. I do appreciate the very special times I have with him. He is the best dad anyone could ever ever have. As the saying goes "When they made him they broke the mold." Always there for me, always supporting, and most of all always loving. Just a happy go lucky man.

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