Shoe Shine Boy Lyrics

Bing Crosby


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn
album: Track 14 in album It's Easy to Remember
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length: 3:07

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Though you haven't many toys
You don't envy any boys
Every day's a work day,
Your work is just a game
I'd like to sing your praise
but I don't know your name

You're just a shoe shine boy
You work hard all day
Shoe shine boy
Got no time to play
Every nickel helps a lot
So shine, shine, shoe shine boy.

You find joy in the things you do
Shoe shine boy seldom ever blue
You're content with what you've got
So shine, shine, shoe shine boy.

People look at you with scorn
'cos your clothes are worn and torn
Still you never whine
You keep looking up and down the street
Pleading with each one you meet
Brother can you spare a shine.

Oh, Shoe shine boy soon the day will come
Shoe shine boy soon a tune you'll hum
Every nickel helps a lot
So shine, shine, shoe shine boy.

Shoe shine, shoe shine boy

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I've Got the Girl
  • 2 Muddy Water
  • 3 Side by Side
  • 4 From Monday On
  • 5 Mississippi Mud
  • 6 'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So
  • 7 If I Had You
  • 8 Can't We Be Friends?
  • 9 Happy Feet
  • 10 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
  • 11 Three Little Words
  • 12 I Surrender, Dear
  • 13 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  • 14 Just a Gigolo
  • 15 Out of Nowhere
  • 16 Just One More Chance
  • 17 I'm Through With Love
  • 18 I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
  • 19 Dancing in the Dark
  • 20 Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
  • 21 Dinah
  • 22 St. Louis Blues
  • 23 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 24 Please
  • 25 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  • 1 Brother Can You Spare a Dime
  • 2 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • 3 I've Got the World on a String
  • 4 The Last Round-Up
  • 5 Love in Bloom
  • 6 June in January
  • 7 Soon
  • 8 It's Easy to Remember
  • 9 Red Sails in the Sunset
  • 10 Silent Night, Holy Night
  • 11 Moonburn
  • 12 The Touch of Your Lips
  • 13 Pennies From Heaven
  • 14 Shoe Shine Boy
  • 15 The Way You Look Tonight
  • 16 Sweet Leilani
  • 17 Too Marvellous for Words
  • 18 The Moon Got in My Eyes
  • 19 Remember Me
  • 20 Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
  • 21 Don't Be That Way
  • 22 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
  • 23 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
  • 24 If I Had My Way
  • 25 An Apple for the Teacher
  • 1 Sierra Sue
  • 2 Mister Meadowlark
  • 3 Trade Winds
  • 4 Only Forever
  • 5 Along the Santa Fe Trail
  • 6 Tea for Two
  • 7 Yes Indeed
  • 8 San Antonio Rose
  • 9 The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid
  • 10 The Birth of the Blues
  • 11 You Are My Sunshine
  • 12 Deep in the Heart of Texas
  • 13 Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie
  • 14 White Christmas
  • 15 Moonlight Becomes You
  • 16 Sunday, Monday or Always
  • 17 People Will Say We're in Love
  • 18 San Fernando Valley
  • 19 Swinging on a Star
  • 20 I Love You
  • 21 Night and Day
  • 22 I'll Be Seeing You
  • 23 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin
  • 24 Ral
  • 25 Don't Fence Me In
  • 1 Mine
  • 2 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
  • 3 Put It There Pal
  • 4 Baia
  • 5 You Belong to My Heart (Solamente Una Vez)
  • 6 If I Loved You
  • 7 Close as Pages in a Book
  • 8 Along the Navajo Trail
  • 9 It's Been a Long, Long Time
  • 10 I Can't Begin to Tell You
  • 11 Day by Day
  • 12 Sioux City Sue
  • 13 After You've Gone
  • 14 South America, Take It Away
  • 15 A Couple of Song and Dance Men
  • 16 I Still Suits Me
  • 17 Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 18 Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
  • 19 Embraceable You
  • 20 But Beautiful
  • 21 Sam's Song
  • 22 Autumn Leaves
  • 23 I've Never Been in Love Before
  • 24 If I Were a Bell