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BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?
(E.Y. Harburg and J. Gorney)

They used to tell me I was building a dream
And so I followed the mob
When there was earth to plough or guns to bear
I was always there, right on the job

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?


Once I built a railroad, I made it run
I made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once I built a tower, up to the sun
Bricks & mortar & lime
Once I built a tower, now it's done
Brother...

(bridge) Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell
Full of that Yankee-Doodly-duni
Half a million boots went slogging through Hell
And I was the kid with the drum

Say, don't you remember, you called me "Al"
It was "Al" all the time
Say don't you remember, I was your pal
Brother...

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