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

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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'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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