God Bless the Child Lyrics - Annie Lennox

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Release information
Writer(s): Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday
Release Date: 2014-9-30
Genre: Jazz
Style: Vocal/Contemporary Jazz
length: 3:03
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
mixer: Cameron Craig and Mike Stevens
vocal: Annie Lennox
guitar: Mike Stevens
membranophone: Neil Wilkinson
bass guitar: Chris Hill
percussion: Annie Lennox and Richard Brook
engineer: Cameron Craig and Mike Stevens
piano: Annie Lennox
flute: Annie Lennox
Rhodes piano: Annie Lennox
accordion: Mike Stevens
harmonica: Mike Stevens
vibraphone: Mike Stevens
keyboard: Mike Stevens
Hammond organ: Mike Stevens
programming: Mike Stevens
trumpet: Simon Finch
trombone: Nichol Thomson
double bass: Chris Hill
cello: Ivan Hussey
violin: Stephen Hussey
viola: Stephen Hussey
conductor: Stephen Hussey
orchestrator: Stephen Hussey
strings arranger: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
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, oh, oh
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade, oh
Mama may have and Papa may have
But God bless the child 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 round no more

Rich relations give
A crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much, oh
Mama may have and Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Memphis in June
  • 2 Georgia on My Mind
  • 3 I Put a Spell on You
  • 4 Summertime
  • 5 I Cover the Waterfront
  • 6 Strange Fruit
  • 7 God Bless the Child
  • 8 You Belong to Me
  • 9 September in the Rain
  • 10 I Can Dream, Can't I?
  • 11 The Nearness of You
  • 12 Mood Indigo