brother can you spare a dime lyrics – peter paul & mary

once i built a railroad, i made it run
i made it run against time
once i built a railroad, and now it’s done
buddy, can you spare a dime?

once i built a tower way up to the sun
of bricks and morter and lime
once i built a tower, and now it’s done
buddy can you spare a dime?

once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell
full of that yankee-doodlee-dum

a half-a-million boots went sloggin’ through h*ll
and i was the kid with the drum

say don’t you remember, you called me al
it was al all the time
say don’t you remember, i was your pal
buddy, can you spare a dime?

once i built a railroad, i made it run
i made it run against time
once i built a railroad, and now it’s done
buddy, can you spare a dime?

/ peter paul mary lyrics