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​Brother Can You Spare A Dime

This song is by Ronnie Lane and appears on the album Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance (1975).

Gomey-Harburg

Once I built a railroad, 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 to the sun, brick and rivet and lime
Oh, once I built a tower, now it's done, buddy, can you spare a dime?

Once in khaki suits, boy I looked swell, full of that Yankee Doodly Dum
Half a million boots they 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 ? Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Ooh, say don't you remember that it was Al all the time
Say don't you remember, I'm your pal, Buddy, can you spare a dime?