God Bless the Child Lyrics

Billie Holiday


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billie Holiday, Arthur Jr. Herzog, Alexis Latrobe
album: Track 20 in album Lady Sings the Blues
release date: 1956
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length: 3:08

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Them that's got shall have
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

[Repeat: x2]
Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone, spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own
He just worry 'bout nothin'
Cause he's got his own
Yes he's got his own

Track Listing

  • 1 Lady Sings the Blues
  • 2 Trav'lin' Light
  • 3 I Must Have That Man
  • 4 Some Other Spring
  • 5 Strange Fruit
  • 6 No Good Man
  • 7 God Bless the Child
  • 8 Good Morning Heartache
  • 9 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 10 Too Marvelous for Words
  • 11 Willow Weep for Me
  • 12 I Thought About You