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God Bless The Child
Billie Holiday Lyrics


(Mama may have, Papa may have)
(But God bless the child that's got his own)

Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Yes, the strong gets 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

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone and spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations 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's got his own
That's got his own

(God bless the child, the child that's got his own)

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday

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I am Ninfa Molina

"God Bless The Child"

Them that's got shall have
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own, that's got his own

Yes, the strong gets 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

Money, you've got lots of friends
They're crowding around your door
But when you're gone and spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations 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's got his own, that's got his own

Money you've got lots of friends
They're crowding around your door
But when you're gone and spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations 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's got his own, that's got his own

Here just don't worry about nothing cause he's got his own
Yes, he's got his own



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Barbara Richmond

Tears coming, my heart is broken. My mother sung this as she worked around the house. I miss you, Mama

Daia Michaels

Condolences, May she rest in Love.

Chris Ballard jr

💪🏾🙏🏿

Debra Hubbard

Damn Barbara, you made me cry again. My mother's favorite Christmas Carol was "Silver Bells." Heard it this morning, cried like a baby! Miss my mom too!

Mÿštêr Ē

So did my grandmother. It was her favorite song to hum, or sing, while working around the house. I miss her so much. #FcUKCANCER

B_AND_CFORYOURSELF

Bless your Momma, and may God and the Universe always bless you! 💕🙏

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MrGregOtis

"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all." - Billie Holiday
Often imitated, but never duplicated.

Maia L

God Bless Billie, Ella, Sarah & Nina. 

zina sands

Yes! Yes!

kornel kurina

Song and original BILLIE!!!THE BEST FOREFER!!!

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