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    "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Lyrics

    Genre:Classical, Rock
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    The road is long
    With many a winding turn
    That leads us to who knows where
    Who knows where
    But I'm strong
    Strong enough to carry him
    He ain't heavy, he's my brother
    So on we go
    His welfare is of my concern
    No burden is he to bear
    We'll get there
    For I know
    He would not encumber me
    He ain't heavy, he's my brother

    If I'm laden, at all
    I'm laden, with sadness
    That everyone's heart
    Isn't filled with the gladness
    Of love for one another

    It's a long, long road
    From which there is no return
    While we're on the way to there
    Why not share
    And the load
    Doesn't weigh me down at all
    He ain't heavy he's my brother
    He's my brother
    He ain't heavy, he's my brother
    • submitted by Tiny
    • corrected by vince on October 14th, 2004

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       yoursong1 says:
      Like 020-06-2012 15:55
      simply incredible!!!!!!!! I play this on my acoustic guitar all the time.
       ehop says:
      Like 005-08-2011 21:53
      Actually, Neil Diamond didn't write the song. Bobby Scott and Bob Russell did.
       Dakeyras says:
      Like 004-04-2008 13:00
      Actually The Hollies didn't write this song. Neil Diamond actually wrote it for them (hence why he has sung it on occasion). The Hollies version is, in my opinion, the best out there.
       SlyClone says:
      Like 021-12-2005 17:51
      The lyrics are amazing and the Hollies are a fantastic group, an all time classic of mine.
       dazzlingEyes says:
      Like 022-09-2005 12:07
      It's a great song, but unfortunally I think it gets a little boring.
       BoSound says:
      Like 022-09-2005 06:07
      This is a beautiful song. Very nicely written.
       meatball89 says:
      Like 029-04-2005 23:40
      What a beautiful song. But too sad to listen to.
       LittleLee says:
      Like 011-04-2005 02:44
      I love this song with all my heart!!
      but the story behind it is a little different:

      The Hollies made this song based upon a picture they saw of a girl carrying her brother around during the vietnam war.....it's a very strong song based on a true story!
      Like 015-03-2005 14:50
      I've never heard the Hollies sing it, but I have heard Neil Diamond sing it and do a good job with it. Thanks for the story behind it. I always did wonder about the strange title. Overall, a pretty good song.
       ensorceler says:
      Like 002-02-2005 18:34
      sad... beautiful... amazing... i like it a lot
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