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Thread #3142   Message #442822
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Apr-01 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: Oscar Brown, Jr.
Subject: ADD: BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU - Oscar Brown, Jr.
I found thes lyrics on the site dwditty linked to above. Somebody mentioned the song in another thread, so I thought I'd post the lyrics. I first heard the song on a short movie I saw in the 1960's - don't recall the name of the song.
-Joe Offer-

(Oscar Brown, Jr.)

A small boy walked down a city street
And hope was in his eyes
As he searched the faces of the people he'd meet
For one he could recognize

Brother where are you?
They told me that you came this way
Brother where are you?
They said you came this way

The eyes of the people who passed him by
Were cold and hard as stone
The small boy whimpered and began to cry
Because he was all alone


Now there are many who will swear it' s true
That brothers are we all
And yet it seems there are mighty few
Who will answer a brother' s call