Music became a surrogate—Howlin' Wolf said it best: it feels good not to have a daddy.
“[Tyrelle] told Minor C that Minor C could call him, ‘daddy,’” the complaint states.
He then said, “I got a grandson and a granddaughter who do not have a daddy.”
Of course “daddy” is dressed in drag, goes by the name Sweet Honey Child, and is played by RuPaul.
And every child in the room was reminded every day that her daddy was at war.
“See what daddy sent us,” she said, holding up the package for him to see.
"None of that, daddy," Peggy said, appearing from the kitchen.
But he had not any such message for daddy Joe, and felt trivial in his mask.
When I came away daddy said to me: 'Josie, beware that imagination of yours.
"You're looking for your Bobby, and I'm searching for my daddy," said Puss, sadly.
(also dag-blamed or dag-blasted) Wretched; accursed; darn: Git outta my dad-blamed way (1840s+)