God Bless the Child Lyrics - Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billie Holiday, Arthur Jr. Herzog, Alexis Latrobe
release date: 1968
length: 5:55
producer: James William Guercio
lead vocals: David Clayton‚ÄźThomas
vocal: Bobby Colomby, Steve Katz and Dick Halligan
engineer: Fred Catero and Roy Halee
arranger: Dick Halligan and Blood, Sweat & Tears
bass: Jim Fielder
flugelhorn & trumpet: Lew Soloff
trumpet & flugelhorn: Chuck Winfield
guitar & harmonica: Steve Katz
percussion & drums (drum set): Bobby Colomby
alto saxophone & piano: Fred Lipsius
recorder & trombone: Jerry Hyman
piano & organ & trombone & flute: Dick Halligan
writer: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.
Them that's got, shall get
Them that's not, shall lose
So the Bible said, and it still is news
Mama may have, and papa may have

God bless' the child,
That's got his own
That's got his own
Yes the strong seem to get more

While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't
Ever make the grade
As mama may have

And papa may have
God bless' the child
That's got his own
That's got his own.

And when you got money,
You got a lots of friends
Crowdin' 'round your door
When the money's gone

And all you're spendin' ends
They won't be 'round any more
No, no, no more
And rich relations

May give you
A crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much

Mama may have
And your papa may have
But God bless' the child
That's got his own

That's got his own
God bless' the child who can stand up and say
I've got my own
Ev'ry child's, got to have his own!



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements, Adapted From "Trois Gymnopedies")
  • 2 Smiling Phases
  • 3 Sometimes in Winter
  • 4 More and More
  • 5 And When I Die
  • 6 God Bless the Child
  • 7 Spinning Wheel
  • 8 You've Made Me So Very Happy
  • 9 Blues, Part II
  • 10 Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st Movement, Adapted From "Trois Gymnopedies")