Al JarreauWe Got By

I hardly had a bellyful Never knew a new bicycle Hand-me-down books and shoes They brought the yule tides in July I rode a bus, a train and sometimes Strolling for miles to a movie show Singing a song "Shoobedoo "While birds and rich folks flew Right on by But we got by Lord knows we got by Winter wishes wait till June We brightened July with That hot dog fun Tell your mama you're with Sue You bring the beans and I'll Find the wine Them neon lights were bright Till 2: 00 And sneaking back home with This girl named Jo I hurried down to say do" And stared my first man-child In the eye But we got by Lord knows we got by And now baby's got his bellyful And finally here's that new bicycle Working, praying, June to June And mama's got la gleaming In her eye And we got by Lord knows we got by You see we kept on walking And talking, hawking Ooing, cooing, wooing Loving, tugging, hugging, rubbing Sugging, fugging, laying, praying, swaying Letting, fretting, begetting, lying Flying, trying, sighing, dying.
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