God Bless the Child Lyrics

Billie Holiday


publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday
album: Track 7 in album Lady Sings the Blues
release date: 1956
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Chicago Blues/Swing/Contemporary Jazz/Easy Listening
length: 4:02
writer: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.

Cover Art

Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues cover art
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(Mama may have, Papa may have)
(But God bless the child that's got his own)

Them that's got shall get
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

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone and 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

(God bless the child that's got his own)


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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