The English Collection

Daddy Dear

by Mordechai Ben David

on The English Collection (1998)

Daddy dear tell me please, Is it true what they say?
In the heavens there's a cup, that gets fuller each day
And I heard that Hashem keeps it close nearby
And he fills it with his tears each time that we cry

Zaidy told me daddy dear, did he tell you the same?
That when sorrow strikes his people, Hashem feels all the pain
Tell me why does he cry far away in the sky?
Tell me why daddy dear are there tears in your eyes

Little one Little one, it is true, yes it's true
Zaidy told me years ago, and his dad told him too
Fathers cry for their children, and Hashem does the same
When we hurt so does he, yes he feels our pain

Tears of pity from his eyes, in this cup, sadly flow
Till one day when it's full, all our troubles will go
We will dance we will fly, in the sky like the birds
And I cry little one, because I'm touched by your words

One more question daddy dear, answer please if you will
Just how deep is this cup, tell me when will it fill
Don't you think it is time that the sun forever shine?
Don't you think it is time, dear daddy of mine?

Little one it is time, and I've questioned that too
So let us ask him together, together me and you
Father dear do you hear, our worries, our fears
Will your eyes ever dry, is your cup filled with tears?

Song Comments (1)
On Daddy Dear by Mordechai Ben David

By Jacqueline Barratt


Was it the song you were looking for? No

I remember it being sung on the Billy Cotton band show in the 50's not the words from Mordechai Ben David. I seem to remember something about ' why do the bluebirds fly up in the sky ' also a little girl sitting on her daddies knee asking the questions, it may even have been Billy Cotton who was singing the song.
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