Songs from parent to child

Created by Alma Barroca on 05 Aug 2020 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 06 Jan 2022
Songs from parent to child

Here you'll find a couple of songs a parent wrote in dedication to their children.

Context is welcome along with suggestions.

See also: Moments of our lives

The song's lyrics show Alanis's affection and high hopes towards her children, who even appear in its music video. They also give us an insight about Alanis's life as a mom and how maternity changed her.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alanis Morissette

Translations:  FinnishGermanPortugueseSpanish

Céline Dion suffered with the possibilities of never being able to conceive a child and, at the same time, she had to deal with her husband's first cancer. Lyrics even mention that she could find her strength in the eyes of a boy (her son, René-Charles, was born in 2001).

Song language:  English

Artist:  Céline Dion

Translations:  ArabicAzerbaijaniBosnianCatalan   24 more

Laura Pausini has given dubious interpretations about this song. It was interpreted by her fans as a tribute to her daughter Paola, but the music video shot for it showed her parents and their love story.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFinnishFrench   5 more

One of Pablo's two songs for his children.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Palito Ortega

Translation:  English

One of Pablo's two songs for his children. This one is a duet between father and daughter.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Palito Ortega

Translation:  English

Nil Karaibrahimgil wrote this song for her son, Aziz Arif Erener. She tells him about the difficulty of the life and love.

Song language:  Turkish

Artist:  Nil Karaibrahimgil

Translations:  ArabicArmenianBosnianBulgarian   10 more

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Claudio Baglioni

Translations:  DutchEnglishFrenchHungarian   4 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mike Oldfield

Translations:  CzechFinnishGermanHungarian   2 more

Song is dedicated to Vanessa's son Felipe, with lyrics that show her worries with him. The music video is quite special because she, who has been very reserved regarding her private life, put pictures of her intimacy with her children (focusing on her only male child) in it, even those with her ex-husband.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Vanessa da Mata

Translation:  English

Song language:  French

Artist:  Renaud

Translations:  ArabicBulgarianCroatianEnglish   10 more

Song language:  French

Artist:  Claude Nougaro

Translation:  English

Song language:  French

Artist:  Johnny Hallyday

Translations:  CzechDutchEnglishPortuguese

A very emotive song written by Eric Clapton after his son Conor died in 1990.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eric Clapton

Translations:  ArabicAzerbaijaniBulgarianChinese   23 more

This song originally was written by Phil Coulter about his mentally disabled son, and was here covered by Sinéad O'Connor.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sinéad O'Connor

Translations:  FrenchGermanItalianPolish   2 more

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Manolo Escobar

Translation:  English

Gianna stated in various interviews that the song is dedicated to her daughter and was released shortly after her birth.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Gianna Nannini

Translations:  CatalanCroatianEnglishFrench   4 more

One of two songs Chris dedicated to his daughter.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Chris de Burgh

Translation:  Italian

One of two songs Chris dedicated to his daughter.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Chris de Burgh

Translations:  ItalianRussian

The joy of becoming a father, expressed in a song

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Translations:  ChineseEnglish

Song language:  German

Artist:  Sarah Connor

Translations:  ArabicAzerbaijaniBulgarianChinese   19 more

The music video is also dedicated to the singer's father because he’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but this song is written for his newborn daughter.

“While recording the song, I burst out in tears because I realized all the things I wrote for my baby was give to me by my parents. I called my mom and thanked her but I couldn’t with my dad because he’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and can’t recognize me anymore.”

Song language:  Korean

Artist:  J. Y. Park

This song is about how Beyoncé's daughter, Blue Ivy, makes her feel more alive than she's ever known.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Beyoncé

Translations:  BosnianCroatianGreekPersian   6 more

Lauryn Hill dedicated this one to her son, Zion. She talks about how people told her to focus on her career but she followed her heart and focused on her son instead.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lauryn Hill

Translation:  Spanish

Alexey Lebedinsky wrote this song about his daughter Veronica.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Professor Lebedinskiy

Song language:  Japanese

Artist:  Seiko Matsuda

Translations:  EnglishSpanish

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Presuntos Implicados

Translation:  English

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Los Secretos

Translation:  English

Song language:  English

Artist:  John Lennon

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianDanishGerman   4 more

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Miguel Ríos

Translation:  English

This is one of the songs Nando Reis wrote dedicated to his children. It's dedicated to Zoé.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Nando Reis

Translation:  English

This is one of the songs Nando Reis wrote dedicated to his children. It's dedicated to Sebastião.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Titãs

Translations:  EnglishFrench

This is one of the songs Nando Reis wrote dedicated to his children. It's dedicated to Ismael. However, the song was made famous by Cássia Eller.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Cássia Eller

Translations:  EnglishItalian

This is one of the songs Nando Reis wrote dedicated to his children. It's dedicated to all the five of them.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Nando Reis

Translation:  English

Song is about Cássia's feeling towards her then infant son.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Cássia Eller

Translations:  EnglishItalian

This song pokes fun of how children often make too many questions as to understand the world they live in. It was written by Paula Toller, who originally recorded it.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Adriana Partimpim

Translation:  English

A song by Pupo about his baby daughter.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Pupo

Translation:  English

Alla Pugacheva sings about her daughter Christina.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Alla Pugachova

Translation:  English

Mocedades sings to an undefined, still unborn son.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Mocedades

Translation:  English

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Anna Tatangelo

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFrenchGerman   5 more

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Maria Rita

Translation:  English

This is Alanis's first motherhood-themed song. It was released in 2012, after she got married and had her first child (in 2010). The song is a direct celebration of motherhood.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alanis Morissette

Translations:  CroatianDutchFrenchGerman   6 more

Song dedicated to Marisa's then 3 year old son, Mano Wladmir.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Marisa Monte

Translation:  English

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Gigi D'Alessio

Translation:  French

Song language:  German

Artist:  Samy Deluxe

Translations:  EnglishItalian

Song language:  German

Artist:  Reinhard Mey

Translations:  EnglishFrenchItalianSpanish

Song language:  German

Artist:  Reinhard Mey

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFrenchItalian   3 more

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Eros Ramazzotti

Translations:  CroatianEnglishGerman

The song talks about the time when Carly Simon was pregnant with her first child, Sally Taylor.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Carly Simon

Translation:  Portuguese

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Pierangelo Bertoli

Translations:  EnglishPortuguese

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Fiordaliso

Translations:  EnglishPortuguese

51. Songs about pregnancy Collection

Collection contains songs about then unborn babies.

The title says it all. Let us have a collection of songs that deal with the theme of being pregnant and all things related.

11 items

The song's lyrics make references to the birth of Ivan Lins's son Claudio, although he was born on November 30.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Ivan Lins

Translation:  English

Comments
Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Wed, 05/08/2020 - 21:22

It sure fits, thank you Regular smile All languages are welcome.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Wed, 05/08/2020 - 23:34

Very well remembered! Thanks for that Wink smile

TaeyangTaeyang    Fri, 07/08/2020 - 14:30

https://lyricstranslate.com/de/j-y-park-kkwak-jabeun-i-son-lyrics.html

The music video is also dedicated to his father because he’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but this song is written for his newborn daughter.
“While recording the song, I burst out in tears because I realized all the things I wrote for my baby was give to me by my parents. I called my mom and thanked her but I couldn’t with my dad because he’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and can’t recognize me anymore.”

MachaMacha    Fri, 28/08/2020 - 15:51

more examples
Michael McGettigan - Feet of a Dancer - hear it sung by Maura O'Connell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4EcvlZpzLc
Lyrics are on the youtube page

any lullabye in any language

Joni Mitchell's Circle Game (though generic, not to a child of her own) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VoLCO-d6U (lyrics on screen)

Phil Coulter's Scorn not his Complicity is about his own child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTBC7ckTWpo

What about children's songs to their parents? For example "Child's Song" by Murray McLauchlan. Sung by Tom Rush, with lyrics on the page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dx6Zdx2AJ4
Sung by Murray McLauchlan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8N_VhKFaAA

MachaMacha    Fri, 28/08/2020 - 16:03

song in Irish Gaelic, Jesus' mother searching for her son
traditional, several recordings available including Nóirín (Noreen) Ní Riain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKeTuzqqnSk
(if you need unaccompanied song to help with pronunciation, listen to Seosamh Ó hÉanaí / Ó hÉiniú aka Joe Heaney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrSL3YtzP_w )

CAOINEADH na dTrí Mhuire

A Pheadair, a Aspail,
An bhfaca tú mo ghrá geal?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
Chonaic mé ar ball é,
Gá chéasadh ag an ngarda.
Óchón agus óchón-ó!

Cé hé an fear breá sin
Ar Chrann na Páise?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
An é n-aithníonn tú do Mhac,
A Mháthrín?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!

An é sin an Maicín
A hoileadh in ucht Mháire?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
An é sin an Maicín
A rugadh insan stábla?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!

An é sin an Maicín
A d'iompair mé trí ráithe?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
A Mhicín mhúirneach,
Tá do bhéal 's do shróinín gearrtha,
Óchón agus óchón-ó!

Cuireadh tairní maola
trína chosa 's trína lámha,
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
Cuireadh an tsleá
Trína bhrollach álainn.
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
Óchón agus óchón-ó!

Muise, éist, a mháthair, is ná bí cráite ...- óchón, is óchon-ó...
Tá mná mo chaointe le breith fós, a mháithrín' ...- óchón, is óchon-ó...

English translation

Peter, Apostle,
Have you seen my bright love?
Alas, and alas-o!
I saw not long ago
Surrounded by his enemies.
Alas, and alas-o!

Who is that good man
Upon the Passion Tree?
Alas, and alas-o!
It is your son, Mother,
Don't you recognise me?
Alas, and alas-o!

Is that the wee son
That was nourished at Mary's breast?
Alas, and alas-o!
Is that the son
That was born to me in the stable?
Alas, and alas-o!

Is that the son
I carried for three quarters?
Alas, and alas-o!
Darling little son,
Your mouth and your nose are cut,
Alas, and alas-o!

Blunt nails were pushed through
His feet and his hands.
Ochón agus ochón-ó!
And a spear pierced
Through his beautiful chest.
Alas, and alas-o!
Alas, and alas-o!

'Muise, listen, mother, and don't be distraught ... alas and alas-o.
The women who will lament me have yet to be born ' .. alas and alas-o.