Brother Can You Spare A DimeWords & Music by E.Y. Harburg & Jay Gorney
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1932
Am E7 A7 Once I built a railroad, made it run, D G7 C E7 Made it race against time; Dm/F E7 Am F7 Once I build a railroad -- now it's done. Dm6 E7 Am Brother, can you spare a dime? Am E7 A7 Once I built a tower to the sun, D G7 C E7 Brick and rivet and lime; Dm/F E7 Am F7 Once I build a tower -- now it's done. Dm6 E7 Am Brother, can you spare a dime? Bridge: A7 Once, in khaki suits, gee, we looked swell, Gm6 A7 Full of that Yankee Doodle de-dum; D7 Half a million boots went sloggin' through Hell -- Am F7 E7 I was the kid with the drum. Am E7 A7 Say, don't you remember, they called me Al? D G7 C E7 It was Al all the time. Dm/F E7 Am F7 Say, don't you remember? I'm your pal. Dm6 E7 E7+5 Am Buddy can you spare a dime?