Bing Crosby - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime Lyrics

Credits
writers: E. Y. Harburg, Jay Gorney
release date: 2000
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Vocal/Ballad/Swing
length: 3:15
Lyrics
They used to tell me I was building a dream
And so I followed the mob
When there was earth to plow or guns to bear
I was always there right on the job

They used to tell me I was building a dream
With peace and glory ahead
Why should I be standing in line
Just waiting for bread?

Once I built a railroad, I made it run
Made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once I built a tower up to the sun
Brick and rivet and lime
Once I built a tower, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell
Full of that yankee doodly dum
Half a million boots went sloggin' through hell
And I was the kid with the drum

Say, don't you remember, they called me Al
It was Al all the time
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal
Say buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, ah gee we looked swell
Full of that yankee doodly dum
Half a million boots went sloggin' through hell
And I was the kid with the drum

Oh, say, don't you remember, they called me Al
It was Al all the time
Say, don't you remember, I'm your pal
Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Swinging on a Star
  • 2 Pennies From Heaven
  • 3 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
  • 4 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
  • 5 Just One More Chance
  • 6 I Can't Begin to Tell You
  • 7 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
  • 8 Dinah
  • 9 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • 10 Too Marvellous for Words
  • 11 Out of Nowhere
  • 12 Sunday, Monday or Always
  • 13 Moonlight Becomes You
  • 14 It's Been a Long, Long Time
  • 15 Don't Fence Me In
  • 16 Please
  • 17 It's Easy to Remember
  • 18 Three Little Words
  • 19 I'll Be Seeing You
  • 20 A Hit Time in the Town of Berlin
  • 21 Now Is the Hour
  • 22 White Christmas