Who Sang Be Careful? Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks Discover America cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Rock Reggae Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Cha-Cha/Merengue/Dixieland/Pop Rock/Calypso
length: 2:50
producer: Kirby Johnson
engineer: Robert Appère
co-producer: Durrie Parks and Linda Perry
Some other versions of "Be Careful"

Lyrics
At the age of nine my father said to me
Son you're growing fine I'm very proud to see
Soon a man you'll be with all the zest for life
But your greatest test will be to choose a wife

Be careful son be careful
All that glitters isn't gold
Be careful son be careful
Movin' round toward the young and the old
You must watch them twice
That is my advice
You'll find they're nice from far but far from nice

Marriage is not a sport, it is no game to play
Once they have you caught, it's hard to get away
Behind every great man there's a woman, that's true
But she has a hand in every downfall too
Every lady is a woman though nature's act
But every woman is not a lady and that is a fact
To comprehend the difference it will take a lot
For they both pretend to be what they are not

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Jack Palance
  • 2 Introduction
  • 3 Bing Crosby
  • 4 Steelband Music
  • 5 The Four Mills Brothers
  • 6 Be Careful
  • 7 John Jones
  • 8 FDR in Trinidad
  • 9 Sweet Trinidad
  • 10 Occapella
  • 11 Sailin' Shoes
  • 12 Riverboat
  • 13 Ode to Tobago
  • 14 Your Own Comes First
  • 15 G-Man Hoover
  • 16 Stars and Stripes Forever

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin