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So I was thinking about this the other day while listening to "Daughter" by Loudon Wainwright. I can think of lots of songs by men about their kids ("Butterfly Kisses," "Return to Pooh Corner," off the top of my head), but am having more trouble thinking of any by women. Anyone have a favorite they'd like to recommend?
 

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Ani DiFranco's Landing Gear (about her labor/birth) and Present/Infant.<br><br>
Ingrid Michaelson also has one called Highway . . . I don't believe it's about her child (if she even has one, I don't know) but it's about a daughter growing up, and sung from the perspective of a mother looking back.
 

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I love that song! It's the first one I thought of too.<br><br>
For anyone who's not familiar with it, it's about the daughter Joni Mitchell placed for adoption when she was a young woman.
 

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"I Love You Sweet Baby" by Kimya Dawson! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7nfi42ntXA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7nfi42ntXA</a>
 

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Dear Jesse by Madonna<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGYmN-1UQzI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGYmN-1UQzI</a><br><br>
Baby, Baby by Amy Grant<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1YjGN88NkE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1YjGN88NkE</a><br>
The video is boy/girl but she wrote it for her baby in utero.<br><br>
Honest Lullaby by Joan Baez<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmGPq2FO4ck&feature=PlayList&p=2C43B16970D708E7&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=26" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmGPq...ext=1&index=26</a><br><br>
You and me Against the World by Helen Reddy<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfMpVHXSOe4&feature=PlayList&p=DB7D8F01F17DA47C&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=44" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfMpV...ext=1&index=44</a><br><br>
The Things We've Handed Down by Marc Cohn<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiyxq_16CjU&feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiyxq...eature=related</a><br><br>
Born to the Breed by Judy Collins<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE2QU3jS_Fo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE2QU3jS_Fo</a><br><br>
On Children by Sweet Honey in the Rock<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtplvvyl7k0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtplvvyl7k0</a><br>
actually this is Kahil Gibran<br><br>
Circle Game by Joni Mitchell<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR2vGJSX0xo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR2vGJSX0xo</a><br><br>
This one's from Fame... I have no idea who wrote it but I sang it to my babies..<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NVKmF5ZNOk&feature=PlayList&p=857A574CA0298161&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=25" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NVKm...ext=1&index=25</a><br><br>
Night Vision by Suzanne Vega<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAv_yQxMSiI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAv_yQxMSiI</a><br><br>
Little Star Sweeper (Disney)<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJjqmy_CQmM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJjqmy_CQmM</a>
 

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In my Arms - Plumb<br>
Never alone - Lady Antebellum
 

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Dixie Chicks -- "Lullaby"
 
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