Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Lyrics

2013 Melbourne production
King Kong the Musical - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Lyrics


Performed by the male company.

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

Brick and rivet and lime
Once I built a tower, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, gee, we looked swell
Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum
Half a million boots went slogging through
Hell
And I was the kid with the drum
Say, don't you remember?
They called me 'Al'
It was 'Al' all the time
Why don't you remember?
I'm your pal
Say buddy, can you spare a dime?

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? lyrics from King Kong the Musical