Daddy Lessons

Artist: Beyonce

Transcribed by: KimBo

Length: 7 pages

Instrument: Piano

Level: Intermediate

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“Daddy Lessons” is Beyonce’s first foray into country. The song references Beyonce’s childhood roots in Texas. Her daddy, Matthew Knowles, has been a driving force not just in Beyonce’s life but in her career—he managed her from the Girls Tyme days through Destiny’s Child and through her early solo career. However, Beyonce eventually fired her father as her manager. Many wondered if that was motivated by bad feelings between Matthew and Jay Z. It turned out that it may have been driven as much by Matthew’s infidelity to Tina Knowles. Matthew and Tina split up not long after Beyonce and Matthew parted ways professionally.

A recurring theme throughout Lemonade are the similarities between fathers and husbands. If Beyonce can forgive her father, can she also forgive her husband? The Lemonade clip for “Daddy Lessons” features video clips of Beyonce and her father, whilst also featuring clips of Beyonce and her daughter, Blue Ivy.

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