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Songs from Mother to Daughter

I am putting together a slide show of pictures of my daughter's first year of life. I would like to add background music...something reflective of a mother's love for her daughter. Does anyone have any suggestions of appropriate songs? I can't seem to come up with the perfect song. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks Moms!

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have you heard "In my daughter's eyes" by Martina McBride? I have never listened to it without crying... here's a video link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLS0Y40WwlA

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Martina McBride's-Daughter's Eyes or Lee Ann Womacks-I Hope You Dance are my favorites for my daughter...

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Having 3 daughters myself - I tend to like:

Martina McBride's In My Daughter's Eyes
or
Leeann Womack's I Hope You Dance

If you want a slow lullaby type, Bette Midler's song from Beaches, Baby Mine is a very good one that I used to sing to my girls.

Daughter's by John Mayer is good - but a little more from a male to a daughter.

Oh and the new one from Plumb - Safe In My Arms is really good too.

Hope that helps!
S.

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I like " Have you ever been in Love"... by Celine Dion, there is always the " I hope you Dance song" by Martina McBrode

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I've wanted to do this myself! After I heard this rendition, I fell in love with it and always wanted to put a video to it. It's Eva Cassidy's version of "Somewhere over the rainbow". It was from the movie "Alpha dog". You can hear it on youe tube.

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My sister made a video like that and used These are Days by Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs. It was such a great fit.

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I love "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride and "Daughter" by Loudon Wainwright (that's the song playing during the credits of the movie "Knocked Up").

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have you heard "In my daughter's eyes" by Martina McBride? I have never listened to it without crying... here's a video link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLS0Y40WwlA

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Martina McBride's-Daughter's Eyes or Lee Ann Womacks-I Hope You Dance are my favorites for my daughter...

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Jamie O'Neal's "Sombody's Hero"

AWESOME lyrics!

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"Child of Mine" by Carole King. We used it for our "parent-child" dance at our wedding.

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One of my favorites is Reba McEntire's "I'll be". It's a beautiful song.

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"I'll Take Care of You" by the Dixie Chicks

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"Miracle" by Celine Dion. Makes me cry every time!! There are several songs on her Miracle CD that would be appropriate. Good luck with your wonderful project.

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Hi K.:
Go to Google and type in words to song - Turn Around -
the words are so true and very beautiful.

Another good song is Let the Sunshine in - I used to sing this to my babies as I rocked them. My oldest daughter asked me for the words when she had a grandbaby of her own. I had forgotten some of the words (30 years later) and I went into Google and found them for my daughter to sing to her G/baby.

You can listen to some of the songs and tape them to use in your video.

It's amazing just what our children learn and remember from us when they get older.

Sincerely
D. Y.

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There is a beautiful song called "In My Daughters Eyes" by Martina McBride that will just bring tears to your eyes everytime. I love to hear it and someday plan to use it to do a slide show for my 10 year old. My husband heard it and he bought me the CD for Christmas, so that was a sweet thing. Enjoy the day!

I'm a f/t working mom of a 10 year old daughter and have been married to my awesome husband for 14 years.

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My husband used "Arms Wide Open" by Creed. It makes me cry every time. You could do clips of different songs, too.

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Having 3 daughters myself - I tend to like:

Martina McBride's In My Daughter's Eyes
or
Leeann Womack's I Hope You Dance

If you want a slow lullaby type, Bette Midler's song from Beaches, Baby Mine is a very good one that I used to sing to my girls.

Daughter's by John Mayer is good - but a little more from a male to a daughter.

Oh and the new one from Plumb - Safe In My Arms is really good too.

Hope that helps!
S.

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There is a song that my Church choir has sang several times on Mother's Day. It is called: A MOTHER'S LOVE. Words by: Brian Carr and Betty Fraser. Music by: Brian Carr and Ed Kee. Arranged by: Joseph Martin. A Christian music store should have it or maybe another music store. It is beautiful and some of us end up crying while singing it. Some of the words are: She often longs for sounds of little feet upon the floor, and hungers for the echo of a child's sweet laugh once more. Her gentle hands caress a quilt upon the tiny bed, where once a little child knelt down and bedtime prayers were said. ----------------------------------------- The end goes: Through all the years, the joys, the tears, and times when you're apart, nothing ever changes the love within her heart. It's always there to hold you. Forever to enfold you. This gift from GOD above. That's a MOTHER'S love. Hope this helps you.

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"I hope you dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Another GREAT one if you also wanted to include a song from her dad. The Mills Brothers sing "Daddy's Little Girl"...so sweet!

Marc Cohn also has a beautiful song called "The Things We've Handed Down". It's more for expecting parents, but if your daughter is young, it still asks questions about what she will grow up to be...beautifuly melody (lyrics below).

Good luck on the project. You and all who have responded have given me great ideas for a gift for my own mama!

THE THINGS WE'VE HANDED DOWN
The Things We`ve Handed DownDon`t know much about you
Don`t know who you are
We`ve been doing fine without you
But, we could only go so far
Don`t know why you chose us
Were you watching from above
Is there someone there that knows us
Said we`d give you all our love

Will you laugh just like your mother
Will you sigh like your old man
Will some things skip a generation
Like I`ve heard they often can
Are you a poet or a dancer
A devil or a clown
Or a strange new combination of
The things we`ve handed down

I wonder who you`ll look like
Will your hair fall down and curl
Will you be a mama`s boy
Or daddy`s little girl
Will you be a sad reminder
Of what`s been lost along the way
Maybe you can help me find her
In the things you do and say

And these things that we have given you
They are not so easily found
But you can thank us later
For the things we`ve handed down

You may not always be so grateful
For the way that you were made
Some feature of your father`s
That you`d gladly sell or trade
And one day you may look at us
And say that you were cursed
But over time that line has been
Extremely well rehearsed
By our fathers, and their fathers
In some old and distant town
From places no one here remembers
Come the things we`ve handed down

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Hello,
I love making picture videos, Some songs I really love are Mark Harris "Help you find your wings",Ronnie Milsap "What a difference you've made in my life, Celine Dion "A new day has come", Celine Dion has so many songs!!! A song off of Dumbo "Baby of Mine" (Alison Kraus has sung it)Carrie Underwood "I'll stand by you". I have also used many listed below and it was beautiful! You will be so glad you have it to keep years from now! Best Wishes!!!

I have been writing down song ideas so that I can burn CDs for my daughters to give to them on some special occassion or when they need a pick-me-up. Here are some of my ideas.....
American Girl by Carrie Underwood
Butterfly Kisses
Always Loved By Me by Reba McEntire
I Hope You Dance by Leann Womack
Let Them Be Little
Somebody's Hero by Jamie O'Neil
Fireflies by Faith Hill
You Can't Lose Me by Faith Hill
Beautiful Baby From The Outside In
Little Girls by Tim McGraw

Not exactly from a mom to daughter, however, my 5 year old and I love to sing the "skinny marinky dink" song together. Here's a link to someone that has the music/karoake style.

K.
Mom of 3 girls

There's an old song by Sandi Patti called the Cradle Song that's slow and sweet. Here are the lyrics (found on a website with a 10-second search)... perhaps you can find it to listen to somewhere:

I watch beside your cradle
Your face touched by the moon
My heart just aches and trembles
With all my love for you
Your eyes shine like your Father's
That nose looks just like me
I stare in awe and wonder
At such a mystery
How God can touch the love of a man and wife
And blossom it into the breath of life

Just look at this life
We want you to understand
You rest in His loving hands
For you are Jesus' little lamb

Our eyes are filled with dreaming
We want so much for you
But we might fail you often
Before your life is through
Only your Heav'nly Father
Can hear you ev'ry prayer
When we are just a mem'ry
Your Lord will still be there
So on our knees we pray this cradle song
That you'll always know the Lord will keep you strong

"Forever Young" Bob Dylan
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
"Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
"Lullaby" Dixie Chicks

"Slipping Through My Fingers" by ABBA (Used in "Mamma Mia")

In My Daughter's Eyes by Martina McBride...gorgeous! It is my oldest daughter's birth song (a tradition in my husband's family is to pick a song at the time of their birth that symbolizes them). Good luck in your search!

Thats a great idea! That will be SO special!! I've made a journal for mine of the funny things they say and do, etc. My mom did that for my brothers and I and it is a treasure. As far as songs, of course Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlise. I know that is a dad singing to his daughter but it definitely comes from a mother's heart too and the other one I didn't see mentioned was Let Them Be Little by Lonestar. It almost always makes me tear up. Good luck.

In my daughters eyes by martina mcbride is really good its a tear jerker i made a slide show with this one

I see that my favorite, "In My Daughter's Eyes" (Martina McBride, saw her 3X in concert LOVE her!!!) has been mentioned, but...

10yrs ago while preg w/ first daughter, I declared this to be my song for my firstborn: "From This Moment" by Shania Twain. It's actually a love song, but the words to me are like that of a mother to her child.

"From this moment, life has begun/From this moment, you are the one..."

What a beautiful idea you have. That firstborn of mine now has 3y/o twin siblings, but I hope to do something precious like that for her someday, esp since her 10th bday's coming up :O

There is a wonderful musical ," My turn on Earth", available to download at ldsaudio.com. The song that I think would be a great one is called Angel Lullaby. It talks about how mother guides her child by day and angels guard her child by night. I sang it to my kids and they loved it. You might also check out the library for CDs of lullabies and kids' songs.

Lots of good responses. I liked singing "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" to my little girl and boy even when they were in the womb. I happen to like the Ella Fitzgerald version. A little more upbeat than sappy though.

An oldie but definitely a goodie.

J.

FOR YOU WILL (Monica)

When you're feeling lost in the night
When you feel your world just ain't right
Call on me, I will be waiting
Count on me, I will be there
Anytime the times get too tough
Anytime your best ain't enough
I'll be the one to make it better

I'll be there to protect you
See you through
I'll be there and there ain't nothing
I won't do

(Chorus:)
I will cross the ocean for you
I will go and bring you the moon
I will be your hero, your strength
Anything you need
I will be the sun in your sky
I will light your way for all time
I promise you
For you I will

I will shield your heart from the rain
I will let no harm come your way
Oh, these arms will be your shelter
No, these arms won't let you down
If there is a mountain to move
I will move that mountain for you
I'm here for you, I'm here forever

I will be your fortress
Tall and strong
I'll keep you safe, I'll stand beside you
Right or wrong

(Repeat chorus)

(Bridge:)
For you I will
Lay my life on the line
For you I will fight (oh, oh)
For you I will die
With ev'ry breath, with all my soul
I'll give my word, I'll give it all
Put your faith in me
(Put your faith in me)
And I'll do anything

(Repeat chorus)

I will, I will, I will

(Repeat chorus)

I promise you
For you I will (I will)
I promise you
For you I will

OR!

Christina Aguilera
I Turn To You lyrics

When I'm lost in the rain,
In your eyes I know I'll find the light to light my way.
And when I'm scared and losing ground;
When my world is going crazy, you can turn it all around.

And when I'm down you're there; pushing me to the top.
You're always there; giving me all you've got.

For a shield from the storm;
For a friend; for a love
To keep me safe and warm,
I turn to you.
For the strength to be strong;
For the will to carry on;
For everything you do;
For everything that's true,
I turn to you.

When I lose my will to win,
I just reach for you and I can reach the sky again.
I can do anything,
'Cause your love is so amazing; 'cause your love inspires me.

And when I need a friend, you're always on my side;
Giving me faith that gets me through the night.

For a shield from the storm;
For a friend; for a love
To keep me safe and warm,
I turn to you.
For the strength to be strong;
For the will to carry on;
For everything you do;
For everything that's true,
I turn to you.

For the arms to be my shelter through all the rain;
For truth that will never change;
For someone to lean on;
For a heart I can rely on through anything;
For that one who I can run to....
I turn to you.

For a shield from the storm;
For a friend; for a love
To keep me safe and warm,
I turn to you.
For the strength to be strong;
For the will to carry on;
For everything you do;
For everything that's true,
I turn to you.

For a shield from the storm;
For a friend; for a love
To keep me safe and warm,
I turn to you.
For the strength to be strong;
For the will to carry on;
For everything you do;
For everything that's true...

For everything you do;
For everything that's true,
I turn to you...

Every since my daughter was a baby the song I sang to her was Run For the Roses by Dan Fogelberg. It is technically about race horses but listening to the words they seem to mean more. Also The Alison Krause song You say it best when you say nothing at all.

I see that you have lots of requests, but the one I love is Louis Armsrtong's "What a Wonderful World"

I LOVE the song "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride. I recently saw it used at a wedding for a slide show.

Here are the lyrics:
In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

Hope that helps! Good luck with the slide show!

The best one I have heard is "My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride. It's a tear jerker and beautiful!

What a nice idea! When our daughter was born we put together a little CD of songs that we thought were fitting for a daughter too :) Here are some of my favorites...

From this Moment - Shania Twain
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
Time After Time - Eva Cassidy (beautiful version)
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Baby Mine - Bette Midler
Forever Young - Pretenders (beautiful version)
Blessed - Martina McBride

Mircle by Celine Dion is a beautiful song! It's not gender specific, but the lyrics are amazing! Make sure you have a tissue near by!

I bought Celine Dion's "MIRACLE" CD (I think it's a work with Anne Geddes). I sing to my daughter and there is a wonderful track on there called "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". I also sing "My Girl" to her, which is more upbeat. One other one my hubby likes is a Billy Joel track called "ANGEL" or "GOODNIGHT MY ANGEL" (I think). Good for you in creating something so personal for your daughter, it's hard to find the time but in the long run it will be treasured by her. :)

"I Believe" is a great song. I have heard quite a few over the years. One by Louie Armstrong that starts out "I see trees of green, red roses too". "In My Daughter's Eyes" is great. I really like "I Hope You Dance" but it might be a little much it is one of the songs I have requested be sung for a DVD my future son-in-law is putting together.

In my daughters eyes - by Martina McBride!

I'd suggest "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride...here are the words. Sounds great!

In my daughter's eyes
I am a hero I am strong and wise
And I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I want to be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes
Everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light
And the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
Gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh, It puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
It's hanging on when your heart
Has had enough
It's giving more when you feel
Like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes
I can see the future
A reflection of who I am
And what will be
And though she'll grow
And someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see
How happy she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

Two came to mind right away..."You light up my life" or "You are so beautiful"? Hope you find one..it's a wonderful idea!

This song by Sara Groves is one of the most beautiful songs that I have ever heard. I saw her perform this song at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) convention and I was bawling by the time she was done. Here are the words:

You Cannot Lose My Love:

You will lose your baby teeth.
At times, you'll lose your faith in me.
You will lose a lot of things,
But you cannot lose my love.

You may lose your appetite,
Your guiding sense of wrong and right.
You may lose your will to fight,
But you cannot lose my love.

You will lose your confidence.
In times of trial, your common sense.
You may lose your innocence,
But you cannot lose my love.

Many things can be misplaced;
Your very memories be erased.
No matter what the time or space,
You cannot lose my love.
You cannot lose,
You cannot lose,
You cannot lose my love.

You will lose your baby teeth.
At times, you'll lose your faith in me.
You will lose a lot of things,
But you cannot lose my love.

You may lose your appetite,
Your guiding sense of wrong and right.
You may lose your will to fight,
But you cannot lose my love.

You will lose your confidence.
In times of trial, your common sense.
You may lose your innocence,
But you cannot lose my love.

Many things can be misplaced;
Your very memories be erased.
No matter what the time or space,
You cannot lose my love.

You cannot lose,
You cannot lose,
You cannot lose my love.

~ Sara Groves You Cannot Lose My Love lyrics

You have had a lot of good ideas! I have chosen a song for each of my boys. I am hoping that it means a lot to them and that someday we can dance together to "our special song" at their wedding but....it's up to them!!!

I Hope You Dance - Leanne Womack
Tapestry of Memories - J. Brian Hill
www.jbrianhill.com check out his website!
I know Brian and his family personally and LOVE his
music! He just came out with a new album. He has
an AMAZING story about adopting their daughter! He
also has written songs for each of his boys and his
daughter!
Find Your Wings - Mark Harris

There are a lot of great songs out there! I hope you find what you are looking for!

"In my daughter's eyes" by Martina Mcbride is a beautiful Mother/daughter song, I just love it! good luck, thats a wonderful idea!

gonna be - reba mcentire :)

How about "Yellow" By Coldplay?

...Your skin and bones turned into something beautiful. You know you know I love you so, you know I love you so.

A couple that I like are: "If I Could" by Regina Belle and "Daughters" by John Mayer

In my daughters eyes

beautiful song!

greg laswell- girls just wanna have fun. from the movie "my sisters keeper" (:

"In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride! It makes me cry every time!

I know this is old, but I'm responding to it for people searching like me. Dixie chicks Lullaby, or jack Johnson better together. I used them both, the first for my dd's first year, the second fathers day.

Leanne Womack's I Hope You Dance is a really good one

I love "In my daughter's eyes" by Martina McBride!

Never grow up-Taylor Swift.!!. This is wayy later! Lol

I love the song In My Daughters Eyes, I think its by shania Twain, but I can't recall right now (mommy brain drain, LOL). I also LOVE LOVE Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman, even though it's not about a moms love.

Martina McBride has one that I think is called "in my daughters eyes"

Hope you find one you like.

I hope you dance by LeeAnn Womack (country).

M.

What about "I Hope You Dance" by Leanne Womack?

How about Martina McBrides "In my daughters eyes"

Hi K..

There's a song Martina McBride sings called "This One's For the Girls" that you might like. It may not be what you're looking for but check it out if you haven't heard it.

I have boys, and until I read your request and started thinking about it, I didn't realize there are so few choices in songs from a mother to a daughter, at least that I can think of.

Hope this helps!

How about
Because You Love Me - Celine Dion
My Girl - The Temptations
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

Hi K....
I am a 35 year old mother to 5 kids. Yes...5!!! lol Everyone seems shocked by that nmumber anymore. Anyway, I immediately thought of In My Daughter's Eyes. I am totally blanking on who sings it. Same lady who sings Valentine I think. Oh my goodness....can't think of it. Also I believe there is one caled Sunrise Sunset. I think thayt's the title My mom always sings it for weddings. "Is this the little girl I carried, Is this the little boy at play. I don't remember growing older. When did they...." Some of the words. I dunno if those will work for you, but those would be a couple suggestions from me. I hope your project turns out nicely for you!
L.

Hi K.,
There is a song called "In My Daughter's Eyes". It is sung by Martina McBride. It's a pretty song and having a daughter myself, it brings a happy tear to my eye.
L.

How about Helen Reddy's song You And Me Against The World?

How about something fun. How about Cindy Lauper's song of
"Girls just want to have fun."

Faith hill has two songs...you cant loose me and the other one is wild one. both are great

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