Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Winstons - Color Him Father (with lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post is Part II of a four part series on positive, non-religious African American songs about fathers. This post showcases the 1969 song "Color Him Father" by the Winstons.

for Part I of this post. Part I showcases "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross.

Click for Part III of this series. Part III showcases the song "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was" by The Chi-Lites.

Click for Part IV of this series. Part IV showcases the song "Patches" as sung by Chairman Of The Board and as sung by Clarence Carter.

The content of this post is provided for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes

Thanks to the composer/s of this song. Thanks to The Winstons for performing this song. Thanks also to the producer of this video, the transcribers of this song, and the publisher of this videos on YouTube.

SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: The Winstons - Color Him Father

L Williams, May 30, 2012
A video I made in honor of my grandfather who will be truly miss.


There's a man at my house he's so big and strong
He goes to work each day, stays all day long
He comes home each night looking tired and beat
He sits down at the dinner table and has a bite to eat
Never a frown always a smile
When he says to me how's my child
I've been studying hard all day in school
Tryin' to understand the golden rule

Think I'll color this man father
I think I'll color him love
Said I'm gonna color him father
I think I'll color the man love, yes I will

He says education is the thing if you wanna compete
Because without it son, life ain't very sweet
I love this man I don't know why
Except I'll need his strength till the day that I die
My mother loves him and I can tell
By the way she looks at him when he holds my little sister Nell
I heard her say just the other day
That if it hadn't been for him she wouldn't have found her way
My real old man he got killed in the war
And she knows she and seven kids couldn't of got very far
She said she thought that she could never love again
And then there he stood with that big wide grin
He married my mother and he took us in
And now we belong to the man with that big wide grin

Think I'll color this man father
I think I'll color him love
Said I'm gonna color him father


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