Who Sang He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother? The Housemartins

The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Indie Rock/Pub Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 2:06
producer: John Williams
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton
engineer: Phil Bodger
background vocals: Stan Cullimore, Paul Heaton, Norman Cook and Hugh Whitaker
harmonica: Paul Heaton
writer: Bobby Scott, Bob Russell

[Verse 1]
The road is long (a long, long road)
With many winding turns
That leads us to (who knows where)
Who knows where (who knows where)

[Chorus 1]
But I'm strong
Strong enough to care
Ah, he ain't heavy (he ain't heavy)
Cause, he's my brother

[Verse 2]
So, on we go (so, on we go)
His welfare is my concern
No burden is he (to where)
We'll get there (we'll get there)

[Chorus 1]

[Bridge]
(He's my brother)
When the going gets rough, I've got a buddy
(He's my brother)
When the going gets tough, I've got a friend

(He's my brother)
All you have to do is call me, yeah, yeah
(He's my brother)
All you gotta do is call me, yeah, yeah

[Outro]
'Cause he's my brother
'Cause he's my brother...


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Hour
  • 2 Get Up Off Our Knees
  • 3 Flag Day
  • 4 Anxious
  • 5 Reverends Revenge
  • 6 Sitting on a Fence
  • 7 Sheep
  • 8 Over There
  • 9 Think for a Minute
  • 10 We’re Not Deep
  • 11 Lean on Me
  • 12 Freedom
  • 13 I’ll Be Your Shelter (Just Like a Shelter)
  • 14 People Get Ready
  • 15 The Mighty Ship
  • 16 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother