Bing Crosby, Lenny Hayton & His Orchestra Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? cover

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
by & Lenny Hayton & His Orchestra
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
October 11, 1999
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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
Verse 2
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
Verse 3
Once I built a railroad, I made it run
Made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime
Verse 4
Once I built a tower up to the sun
Brick and rivet and lime
Once I built a tower, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?
Verse 5
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
Verse 6
Say, don't you remember, they called me "Al"
It was "Al" all the time
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal
Say buddy, can you spare a dime
Verse 7
Once in khaki suits, ah 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
Verse 8
Oh, 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

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