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Papineau: A jaunty, bluesy and sepia-toned single

According to Daniel Lanois, the song had been in his head for 15 years.

By Daniel Lanois, featuring Laura Cole; video clip streaming at

To a father who warns "you're going down deeper," a determined daughter replies "I think he's a keeper," and so it looks like the daddy will lose his little girl.

The sad-and-sweet one-off single from the studio whiz and singer-songwriter Daniel Lanois was released on Valentine's Day, but it is much more suited to Father's Day in theme.

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Jaunty, bluesy and sepia-toned, the ditty-duet is a debate on the suitor Papineau, with the lively songbird Laura Cole defending her beau as a man with a motorcycle and a colour TV.

According to Lanois, the song had been in his head for 15 years.

There comes a time, all fathers know, when you need to let your precious things go.

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