We Got By Song Lyrics

Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau We Got By cover art
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I hardly had a bellyful
Never knew a new bicycle
Hand-me-down books and shoes
They brought the yule tides in July

I rode a bus, a train and sometimes
Strolling for miles to a movie show
Singing a song "Shoobedoo
"While birds and rich folks flew
Right on by

But we got by
Lord knows we got by

Winter wishes wait till June

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Spirit
  • 2 We Got By
  • 3 Susan's Song
  • 4 You Don't See Me
  • 5 Lock All the Gates
  • 6 Raggedy Ann
  • 7 Letter Perfect
  • 8 Sweet Potato Pie
  • 9 Aladdin's Lamp


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Al Jarreau
    album: Track 2 in album We Got By
    release date: 1975
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Contemporary Jazz/Jazz-Funk/Soul
    length: 5:06
    vocal: Al Jarreau
    keyboard: Tom Canning
    vibraphone: Larry Bunker

    Album Information

    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin