The Beach Boys Cover Database


Child Is Father Of The Man
The Smile Sessions cover

"Child Is Father Of The Man"

(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
The Beach Boys song
Album: The Smile Sessions (2011)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyFirst version released: Brian Wilson (2004)Covers: 3

Smile track, although vocals weren't fully recorded. Van Dyke Parks added lyrics for the 2004 Brian Wilson Presents Smile release. It was rewritten for "Little Bird" and closes Surf's Up.


Studio coversAny studio recorded cover that doesn't fall into the other categories.
Live coversAny cover only performed live (including those released on live albums).
SamplesCover that samples the original track (or another cover)
Beach Boys & solo versionAny cover by The Beach Boys, either as a group or solo
MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
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The New Surfsiders
(covered as "SMiLE Medley")
SMiLE Medley single2012YoutubeHilariously awful medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Do You Like Worms"/"Cabin Essence"/"Child Is Father Of The Man"/"Surf's Up"/"Vega-Tables"/"Fire"/"Good Vibrations".
Will C.
(covered as "Brian's Epiphany")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Child Is Father Of Man", the Vegetables promo from the SMILE boxset and "Funky Pretty" (both studio and In Concert versions), with interview snippets.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, SpotifyWith additional lyrics by Van Dyke Parks.

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