Who Sang Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Judy Collins

Judy Collins Judith cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Ballad/Blues Rock/Folk/Soft Rock
length: 3:17
producer: Arif Mardin
conductor: Arif Mardin
recording engineer: Phil Ramone
arranger: Arif Mardin
Some other versions of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"

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. Buddy, 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. Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,
Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,
Half a million boots went slogging 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? Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,
Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,
Half a million boots went slogging 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.
Say, don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • 2 Angel, Spread Your Wings
  • 3 Houses
  • 4 The Lovin' of the Game
  • 5 Song for Duke
  • 6 Send in the Clowns
  • 7 Salt of the Earth
  • 8 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
  • 9 City of New Orleans
  • 10 I'll Be Seeing You
  • 11 Pirate Ships
  • 12 Born to the Breed

  • Release information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin