God Bless the Child Song Lyrics

Billie Holiday

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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
    writers: Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday
    album: Track 7 in album Lady Sings the Blues
    release date: 1956
    popularity : 84 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.

    Album Information

    label: Clef Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin