I here make good a grave omission from this series so far: Jimmie Rodgers. The song, 'Daddy And Home', is smack bang in the mainstream for the series: it's going back home, the fond memories of childhood and, of course, the parental figure that was and remains so important.
I am dreaming tonight of an old southern town,
And the best friend that I ever had.
I've grown so weary of roaming around,
I'm going back home to my Dad.
Your hair has turned to silver,
I know you're fading too.
Daddy, dear old Daddy-ee,
I'm coming back to you.
You made my boyhood happy,
But still I longed to roam.
I've had my way, but now I'll say,
I long for you and for home.
Odle ayeee ay Daddy, adee olayee Daddy olayee
Dear old Daddy, you shared my sorrow and joys;
You tried to bring me up right.
I know you'll still be just one of the boys.
So I'm starting back home tonight.
In this case, it was the Daddy. But after 104 instalments I won't need to tell you that it can just as well be the Mom, or indeed both of them together.
[The Momma 'n' Daddy Archive, containing all the details of the series, is here.]