Marty Robbins - That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine Lyrics



In a vine-covered shack in the mountains
Bravely fighting the battle of time
Is a dear one who's weathered life's sorrows
It's that silver haired daddy of mine

If I could recall all the heartaches
Dear old daddy, I've caused you to bear
If I could erase those lines from your face
And bring back the gold to your hair

If God would but grant me the power
Just to turn back the pages of time
I'd give all I own if I could but atone
To that silver haired daddy of mine

But I know it's too late, dear old daddy
To repay for the sorrows and cares
Though dear mother is waiting in Heaven
Just to comfort and solace you there

If I could recall all the heartaches
Dear old daddy, I've caused you to bear
If I could erase those lines from your face
And bring back the gold to your hair

If God would but grant me the power
Just to turn back the pages of time
I'd give all I own if I could but atone
To that silver haired daddy of mine




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  1. Glenda Gillikin

    My dad died of cancer very young he cried for us I miss him so much

  2. Herb Walker

    In Heaven they will be young and in great shape. A clear mind and arms out stretched to greet you and welcome you home to Glory.
    No more pain, no more tears, Just the JOY of living FOREVER in Heaven with our Lord and our long lost loved ones. :)
    Oh what a day that will be.

  3. Dez Oliver

    Jim Reeves version is the best.

  4. Raymond Arthur

    OUTSTANDING performance.

  5. TheCrookedMan Crookedman

    I just heard this song at my dads funeral the other night... Never heard it before and I listen to alot of old country music... and when I heard this I broke down so hard.. I miss him so much already.. and i will play this for him every now and then cuz its exactly how i feel

  6. Zane Starr

    Could anyone today , (or yesterday) sing this better?... That's rather like asking if the sun will not rise tomorrow isn't it.morning.

  7. E JR

    My father and I had some pretty rough times with each other. Even to the point that, one day, I really hated him. But, what feels like to be a miracle to me, we were able to make peace and become a real family again. He died highly beloved, and not hated on the first of November 2017- this seems to me to be a happy end!

  8. E JR

    In a vine-covered shack in the mountains
    Bravely fighting the battle of time
    Is a dear one who's weathered life's sorrows
    It's that silver haired daddy of mine
    If I could recall all the heartaches
    Dear old daddy, I've caused you to bear
    If I could erase those lines from your face
    And bring back the gold to your hair
    If God would but grant me the power
    Just to turn back the pages of time
    I'd give all I own if I could but atone
    To that silver haired daddy of mine
    But I know it's too late, dear old daddy
    To repay for the sorrows and cares
    Though dear mother is waiting in Heaven
    Just to comfort and solace you there
    If I could recall all the heartaches
    Dear old daddy, I've caused you to bear
    If I could erase those lines from your face
    And bring back the gold to your hair
    If God would but grant me the power
    Just to turn back the pages of time
    I'd give all I own if I could but atone
    To that silver haired daddy of mine

  9. D1D2

    Came here from Gene Autry’s version. What is going on at 0:56? Sounds like someone started to come in with the wrong words and they didn’t bother with a second take, or something

  10. Anthony Seiler

    This song always brings back memories of my Dad,he was such a great Mechanical, I would go to work with at times just to watch him work his magic that other mechanics could not doI learned so much.

  11. Ira Wicker

    I love listen ing. To. These oldies i grew up with

  12. Joyce Laurito

    The very best!!!!😘❤️

  13. Blade TheElectrowolf

    My grandfather passed away last year. That whole year was hell for me but the lose of my grandfather and my great grandfather. Those broke me. When my dad use to drive a Truck for a living my grandfather would take care of me with my grandmother. I lived probably 20 steeps from my grandparents. I loved them so much. My grandfather taught me so much. How to tie my shoe to how to fish to how to swim. To even try and help me with college even when he forgot most of the stuff from electrical engineering he did. He was such a big part of my life and so was my great grandfather who was a WWII veteran who served in the 17th armor devision. He told me so much about the pain and suffering they all went through and help me fall in love with history. It’s so different with them gone. They both died a few days from each other but just a month apart from each other. But now neither of them suffer anymore. But all I wish I could do was hug both of them just once. One more loving hug from my two bestest friends and loving family members. But I’ll see them some day just when it’s my time. Ready in piece Allen Bryan Freytag and A.B. Freytag. Me and my father miss you greatly.

  14. Jos van Suchtelen

    Nice and relax music, brings me back in my youth

  15. steven fuller

    Brilliant song I've uploaded me doing a cover of this on my channel check it out if you want ☺

  16. Wilma Cox

    Hooray for good old oldie

  17. Primrose Haran

    really beautiful song sung by the best singer ever

  18. lionstanding

    Thomas Oscar Moore 1/13/22-4/3/93...WWII veteran(Pacific), Post-War Progenitor of Modern Texas, Cowboy, Farmer, Father.

  19. Jennie Anderson

    I lost my Daddy in 1984, and it still hurts so much 😥 I love you Daddy, rest with Mother now 🙏✨

  20. Gabe Riedemann

    My father is 41 so I just need to cherish the time I've got with him.

    Steve Roberts

    Please do.

    Prudy Constantine

    Do it while you are able ❤

  21. Robert Mattison

    My grandfather is always asking me, for this style of County Music. I like both modern and the old style country music. But their one problem, 360P is okay, but 720P HD really make a different in the instruments standing out.

    I thank you for taking the time and hard work producing this music video, then posting it on youtube.

  22. lavonne murdock

    WOW MY SONG SINGING MY MARTY.

  23. Vicki Pate

    My husband passed away 5 years ago and he was a silver haired Daddy.And I still miss him every day💔

  24. Glenn Rogan

    love Marty Robbins singing

  25. Rose Mongeur

    I have looked for this great song for many years. It is one of the best songs wrote. Thank-you for making my day

  26. Poofarotchu

    my dad was mechanized recon through france, germany, chez, very soft spoken, slow to anger , a great family man and dad went to Jesus 10/04/2016 he loved old country music. God Bless.

  27. mr. warmth

    what the hell ya think marty is

  28. Some random youtube account

    I just want to cry while hearing this song.

  29. Hamilton Gray

    my dad used to sing this song to put me to sleep when I was a kid.?

  30. Hamilton Gray

    my dad used to sing this song to put me to sleep when I was a kid.?

  31. Hamilton Gray

    my dad used to sing this song to put me to sleep when I was a kid.

  32. Hamilton Gray

    my dad used to sing this song to put me to sleep when I was a kid

  33. Hamilton Gray

    my dad used to sing this song to put me to sleep when I was a kid

  34. Hamilton Gray

    my dad used to sing this song to put me to sleep when I was a kid

  35. Elmer Larimer

    My was in 8 A A F 896 M P CO High Wycomb England

  36. Elmer Larimer

    my dad would be 104 dec 30 1911 was in ww2 I miss him but this song make cry I miss him Scotty Larimer

    Chaz DeSimone

    Elmer Larimer My dad was born 116 years ago today. December 31, 1899. Never heard of this song before, and I just now realized it his birthday today. Daddy was 51 when I was born, so I only knew him with silver hair. I loved him very much. He died when I was 10. Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you!

    Gabe Riedemann

    Elmer Larimer my dad is 41 so I've got to cherish the time with him I've taken for granted

  37. DAWN BESRUTSCHKO

    This is such a beautiful song for my dad who passed away 2 wks before I got married in the 80's.

  38. Mitzi Paulos

    my dad went to be with Jesus on March 19, 2005..he really liked this Marty Robbins song..so do I...dad was born November 03, 1927..

  39. mr. warmth

    sure miss my dad

  40. mr. warmth

    this one will bring the tears

    mr. warmth

    +roger huff by the way my nic is y00sta

  41. tubbytommy

    My father would be 82 today.(02-03-16) We lost him 7 years ago - God I miss him!!

    mr. warmth

    +tubbytommy my dad liked the old singin brakeman jimmy rodgers

    mr. warmth

    gene autry did this first

  42. Dicks Johnson

    I would give all of my tomorrows to pour my youth back into my old man

  43. Raymomd Arthur

    great song by marty.

    Roger Huff

    +Raymomd Arthur would give anything to see my dad, his mom was full blooded cheokee

    Raymomd Arthur

    +Roger Huff
    marty Robbins grandfather was Tex-Mexican where marty got his story telling.
    But marty did look like his
    grandfather a lot got older!

    mr. warmth

    if your dumb

    Raymomd Arthur

    look up marty history.
    marty boy Ronny told that
    story.

    mr. warmth

    dont talk and we wont know

  44. Jack Coe

    I liked this song and had heard it the first time by Gene Autry in the 50ths and Marty does a great jod on it and he is one of the best on this type of music.

    Mary Macdonald

    +Jack Coe love this song,, my daddy sang it a lot ,, years ago

  45. Jeanne Blake

    My dad passed away last August and I shed tears for him every day. I'd do anything to be able to hug him just one more time. I'm proud to carry his name and I'm still trying to be half as good as he was. Now he is perfectly happy. I love you, Daddy.

    looseballs1966

    +Jeanne Blake You never forget but trust me even though you may at times still get weepy, time will make it easier to deal with, my dad has been gone now for nearly 16 years, and yes you still miss them, and like me you will wonder how the years have past so quickly.

    Jeanne Blake

    +looseballs1966 Thank you for the encouraging message. Sixteen years is a long time.

    Benny Hill

    Jeanne, pa perfect testament for your daddy, Marty Robbins singing for you and him. :-)

    Cheryl French

    Tmrw is my Dads birthday that I lost in 1974 and think of him everyday. And yes just to hear his voice and hug him one more time.

    Spirit of the wolf Bush Wiccan

    Benny Hill are you the man himself I thought that shows definitely a different one for sure when I first saw it my grand dad liked to watch it from time to time

  46. Kenneth Dwyer

    ...good to the last drop...

  47. TheWorstChannelYouKnow

    They played this at my granddad's funeral. He was my dads step dad and he treated me like his own flesh and blood. Taught me how to tie my shoes, and taught me the joys of a hard days work. Rest in peace Grandpa, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten

  48. Toos van Es

    Great song !!!!!

  49. Clarence Van Zile

    Just lost my dad I luv him very much luv u dad rest in peace

    Rose O'Hara

    Beautiful song.Miss u so much dad wish u were here.Love u forever and ever. U r the best dad in the world.Rest in peace daddy yr small daughter will never stop loving u. Every song of Marty Robbins and Merle Haggard makes me cry thinking of u. U loved country music u loved dancing too. U and mother must be so happy with Jesus.

  50. crystal behl

    I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DADDY,, GOING TO SLEEPY TOWN, YOU WANNA GO?? LOVE 'GAL'

  51. Tony Smith

    I grew up on Marty, Willie, Hank, George , Lefty , Johnny and so many more....thanks for the run down memory lane!

    mr. warmth

    sure  tony

    mr. warmth

    im 877 months old and you

    mr. warmth

    i  love  them  too

    Joe Kelly

    How could they breath? You standing on top of them & all.

  52. smiley2emc

    i love this song i love Gene Autry but i also love marty singing it as well oh my gosh it still brings tears to my eyes even though it has been nearly 32 yrs since my dad passed away

    mr. warmth

    now i know your full of shit

  53. knitting mama

    This song also makes me think of my dad...He died from cancer 34 years ago and I still miss him dearly. I heard this song because he liked it so well and he often thought of his own dad when listening to it.

  54. James Baskin

    This song reminds me of my silver haired dad on his death bed with a tear in his eye. he had alzheimers but I truly believe he knew who I was as I leaned in to kiss him good bye.

    Jay Sexton

    My dad has it, too.  He can't remember where he puts anything, but his love for his family and his God is strong.  Your dad knew you, too.

    mr. warmth

    to my freind dave

  55. MBR Mrblueroads

    long time since i heard this beautiful song.

  56. Bobby Hutchinson

    This is a great version of this song,Marty has and still is been a favorite of mine. Jim Reeves does a real good version of this one too.

  57. michael hampton

    A great singer and a great entertainer.

  58. chazdad

    Slim Whitman does a good job on this song as well.

  59. raynman27

    May 21st was the 5 month of my dad's passing. Marty Robbins was one of his favorite singers, this song means a lot.

  60. Pip

    I have listened to this man sing since I was a kid (I am 77 now). He was the greatest.

  61. barrygioportmorien1

    This is such a great song, if I had to pick my favourite Country Singer, I would have to put Marty and Jim Reeves at a tie, and I like Jim's version of this just a little better than Marty's....I had the good fortune of having seen Marty in person in the 70's.....He was excellent........

  62. Les Reed

    Lovely, isn't it, Dave? Though pretty much all of Marty's stuff pleases me. Cheers, Les.

  63. Bobby Hutchinson

    This song was written an first recorded by Gene Autry

    mr. warmth

    no shit  son

  64. parrotman1940

    This was also done very well by Tompall & the Glaser Bros. In fact their's & Marty's version are my favorites

  65. Deborah Dyess

    marty;s voice sends chills down my back and makes my heart swell. my favorite singer of all time he is missed

  66. Blansita Azalia

    Amazing and beautiful !!
    I love to this a song :))

  67. Alan Colwill

    What a great song. Jim Reeves & Slim Whitman both sing this song well. So does Marty.

  68. lejeune1945

    Every time I sing this song at the Queens Head Heather (UK),someone always says --"isnt that really Red River Valley?I beleive the Everlys version was possibly the first,but I might be wrong.

  69. john9944

    Probably the only singer who could do a Gene Autry song and not screw it up. Good job Marty. You are missed. You too, Gene.

  70. Siouxindian7

    What a wonderful song.
    Great number from.
    Marty Robbins.
    Amazing...!

  71. Janis Hannes

    One of my very favorites. Thank you so much.

  72. 44rosemary

    A wonderful singer gone too soon

  73. blondie loughran

    love you and god save ireland

  74. DERedhead65

    thank you Mike, a Very pretty song... my mom loved Marty Robbins and she had ALOT of his albums, so I grew up listening to him as well...
    ~~ memories... Becky

  75. MissMarilyn1962

    Always 'a lovely song'... ****5 Thanks 'for sharing'...

    With Love,
    Marilyn

  76. Allan Hansen

    Great version of this much recorded song.Check out the version by the Everley Brothers also.

  77. Roger L

    Just another heart grabbin' song from the master cowboy ballad singer, Marty Robbins. His voice and style is as unique the bad lands of New Mexico! What a loss for Country and Western music; his treasures of songs still are a pleasure to listen to for many ages to come!!

  78. 111oldie

    Thanks Mike! I love all songs of Mary Robbins, he had atouching voice.5*

  79. Corrie121

    This is really good. Most enjoyable.
    Thank you for sharing.

  80. 111oldie

    Thank you Mike for sharing this - super oldie! 5*

  81. barrygioportmorien1

    Excellent!!>

  82. Rosemarie Lynch

    I LOVED IT !!