God Bless the Child... Vanita Harbour

Jax and Brenda celebrate New Years Eve 1997 at the cottage

Them that's got shall get

Them that's not shall lose

So the bible said and it stil is news

Mama may have, Papa may have

But God bless the child that's got his own, that's got his own

 

The strong get more

While the weak ones fade

Empty pockets don't ever make the grade

Mama may have, Papa may have

But God bless the child that's got his own, that's got his own

 

My you've got lots of friends crowdin' round the door

When you're gone and spendin' ends they don't come around no more

 

Three generations give

Crust of bread and such

You can help yourself but don't take too much

Mama may have, Papa may have

But God bless the child that got his own, that's got his own

That's got his own

 

Words and Music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.

1941. Copyright renewed. Edward B. Marks Music Company (BMI)