Who Sang God Bless the Child? Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae For Lady Day, Volume 1 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-3-14
length: 6:43
producer: Larry Clothier
bass: John Leftwich
membranophone: Donald “Duck” Bailey
piano: Marshall Otwell
vocal: Carmen McRae
guest tenor saxophone: Zoot Sims
Some other versions of "God Bless the Child"

Lyrics
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
That's got his own

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone, spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own
He just worry 'bout nothin'
Cause he's got his own

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Miss Brown to You
  • 3 Good Morning Heartache
  • 4 I’m Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key
  • 5 Fine and Mellow
  • 6 Them There Eyes
  • 7 Lover Man
  • 8 I Cried for You (Now It’s Your Turn to Cry Over Me)
  • 9 God Bless the Child
  • 10 I Hear Music
  • 11 I’m Pulling Through
  • 12 Don’t Explain
  • 13 What a Little Moonlight Can Do

  • Release information
    label: RCA Novus
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 012416316323
    script: Latin