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]

(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

'Cause he's my brother
'Cause he's my brother...

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