God Bless The Child

Words and Music by :  Billie Holiday & Herzog

Recorded by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date:
Playing time:  5:03
45 : EPA-4263, EPA-9648
LP : LSP1972, AR30048, ACL1-0502, PJL1-8122, 6187331,
Tape: TP3-5063
CD: 07863-58555-2, PDC2-1060, B93001, CD95010, CD036, 07863-67403-2, 78948, 1130-15250-2, ARMCD019, RGMCD006


Also recorded by:
Billie Holiday
Lou Rawles

Lyrics:

Them thatís got shall get
Them thatís not shall lose
So the bible says and it still is news
Mama may have papa may have
But God bless the child
That got itís own, that got itís own

Yes the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets donít ever make the grade
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child
Thatís got itís own, thatís got itís own

Money youíve got lots of friends
Crowding around the door
When youíre gone 
And the spending ends
They donít come no more
Rich relations give
Crusts of bread and such
You can help your self
But donít take to much
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child
Thatís got itís own, thatís got itís own