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#952525 - 03/29/12 05:49 PM MAN OF MANY HATS  
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Title: Man Of Many Hats
(c) All Rights Reserved, 08/18/2009
Fran Williams

Man Of Many Hats

V1)
Daddy was a hard working man, the best of all
A collection of the jobs and things he loved
Hanging on the special hat rack shining like a star
Memories of him are hats, still hanging on my wall

V2)
As I touch, his old fishing hat, it has a great story
and that old rugged hat, he wore when he was plowing
His special ole' dented helment, from that crazy war
Dad's old football helmet, when he was in his glory

Chorus)
Special memories kept in a plastic bag
the smell of his best cologne and his hair
Still lingers on all, daddy's special hats
The hats Daddy wore to Church on Sunday
and the things Dad loved along life's way
Daddy was a man of many hats, many hats

Bridge)
Daddy was a man of many hats one for each and every occasion
I even kept the special hat he wore to my high school graduation
He was a man of many hats, he worked hard and loved his family
Special hats are hanging there on my wall, for all the world to see

Repeat Chorus)

Tag)
Along the hallway, hanging on my wall
are hats, and memories of a special man
Daddy was a man of many hats, many hats
Treasured hats, and they are loved by all

PS, all advice and suggestions for music are appreciated.
There is a second version of this lyric, that was written
by Gary E. Andrews as a co-write with me..I will post it
later..Thanks..


Fran Williams

#952556 - 03/29/12 09:15 PM Re: MAN OF MANY HATS [Re: F Williams]  
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The second version and co-write.

Title: Man Of Many Hats
(c) All Rights Reserved, 10/30/2010
Gary E. Andrews/Fran Williams

Man Of Many Hats

Daddy was a man of many hats
For whatever the occasion might call
They're our treasured memories
Hanging in the hall
There's his favorite fishing hat
Where he hung it up last Fall
To hear him tell the story
He nearly caught them all
You know the tale grew tall
Daddy was a Man Of Many Hats

Daddy, was a man of many hats
The right one for whenever he went out
Each one of us can tell you
What they're all about
There's the broad-brimmed floppy hat
He wore when he had to plow
We use to ride the tractor
I'd love to ride it now
To see his sunny face
Now the plowing is hired out
Daddy was a Man Of many Hats

Bridge)
Blue hats and black hats
A cowboy hat with feathers
A baseball cap he'd throw on the ground
The one made out of leather
Daddy was A Man Of Many Hats

I smell his best cologne
The stuff he put on his hair
The hat he wore to church on Sunday
I think I'll leave it hanging there
The hat he brought home from the war
It's worn and torn to rags
Now it's time to take them down
To store in plastic bags
We'll keep them in a special place
We'll hold them near our hearts
Daddy was a Man Of Many Hats

PS, all constructive comments are appreciated.

Fran Williams

#953128 - 04/03/12 06:47 AM Re: MAN OF MANY HATS [Re: F Williams]  
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Hi Fran

I loved reading them, both beautifully written some very nice sentiments in them.
Second one I think sounds better as it opens up the story a little more.
One suggestion of something I'd change is the second version, second line, second verse. Replace "whenever" with "wherever" it would relate better I feel.

Best
Roger


I'm a lyricist with original lyrics available for all recording purposes, open to collaboration so if interested please see my website.
http://www.penkslyrics.com
#953162 - 04/03/12 12:44 PM Re: MAN OF MANY HATS [Re: PENKSLYRICS]  
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Originally Posted by PENKSLYRICS
Hi Fran

I loved reading them, both beautifully written some very nice sentiments in them.
Second one I think sounds better as it opens up the story a little more.
One suggestion of something I'd change is the second version, second line, second verse. Replace "whenever" with "wherever" it would relate better I feel.

Best
Roger


Hi Roger, thank you for the comments. I will consider the
change. I am honored that you read both versions. I agree
about the second version being the best.Thanks again..

PS, the lines about the plastic bag with my dad's
Sunday Fedora Hat, with his "Hair and English leather"
smell still on it is true. smile

Speak soon,
Fran Williams




#955981 - 04/21/12 01:39 AM Re: MAN OF MANY HATS [Re: F Williams]  
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Hey Fran and Gary,
Like this story! Tweaks below, keep or sweep smile


Daddy was a man of many hats
For whatever the occasion might call
They've become our treasured memories
Hanging all over the hall

Daddy, was a man of many hats
The right one for whenever he went out
Each one of us can tell you
What each one of them is all about





“I usually start with a title or maybe a little rhyme or phrase.” - Harlan Howard

Co-writing = Compromise!


#964550 - 06/17/12 10:17 AM Re: MAN OF MANY HATS [Re: R. Shayne Vaughan]  
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Originally Posted by R. Shayne Vaughan
Hey Fran and Gary,
Like this story! Tweaks below, keep or sweep smile


Daddy was a man of many hats
For whatever the occasion might call
They've become our treasured memories
Hanging all over the hall

Daddy, was a man of many hats
The right one for whenever he went out
Each one of us can tell you
What each one of them is all about






Hi Shayne, I apologize for missing your post. I love
your comment..

PS,I want to wish all you special Fathers a very
Happy Fathers Day..

Daddy's little girl,
Fran Williams

#1131540 - 10/20/17 02:50 PM Re: MAN OF MANY HATS [Re: F Williams]  
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This time of the year always brings back memories of my father!


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