That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine
|"That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine"|
|Single by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long|
|Songwriter(s)||Gene Autry, Jimmy Long|
|Gene Autry and Jimmy Long singles chronology|
"That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine" was the first hit song of American cowboy entertainer Gene Autry, a duet with fellow railroad man, Jimmy Long, which Autry and Long co-wrote. Written and recorded in 1931, the single achieved greatest popularity in 1935 on Vocalion 02991, selling 5 million copies. It was featured in the 1935 Western films Tumbling Tumbleweeds and The Phantom Empire.
The lyrics are addressed to the elderly father of the narrator; they wish to repay him for the trouble they have caused him.
In popular culture
- On the children's show, Sesame Street, Herry Monster sings a song called "Furry Blue Mommy of Mine", which shows just how much he appreciates and loves his mother. This song is a parody of "That Silver Haired-Daddy of Mine".
- Full lyrics of Roy Acuff cover at LyricWiki
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