LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
From the film "We're Not Dressing" (1934)
(Harry Revel / Mack Gordon)
Bing Crosby - 1934
Raymond Paige Orch. (vocal: Three Rhythm Kings)- 1934
Will Osborne & His Orch. (vocal: Will Osborne) - 1934
Victor Young & The Brunswick Studio Orch. - 1934
Henry Hall & His Orch. (vocal: Les allen) - 1934
Richard Himber & His Orch. - 1934
Dean Martin - 1974
Also recorded by : John Coltrane; Eric Alexander;
Bobby Gordon; Ruby Braff; Edmundo Ros; Dick Oatts.
Never treat others with scorn
We're only here 'cause we're born
Although you're way up, you may not stay up
Stop tootin' your horn
While most of the wealth you possess
High on the hill of success
On friendship you never should frown
You'll meet the same friends on the weary way down
Oh, love thy neighbour, walk up and say, "How be ya?"
"Gee! but I'm glad to see ya pal, how's tricks, what's new?"
Love thy neighbour, offer to share his burden
Tell him to say the word "n" you will see him through
Especially if there should be a beautiful girl next door
Say to that girl next door, don't think I'm bold,
But my mother told me to......
Love thy neighbour, and you will find your labour
A great deal easier, life will be breezier
If you love thy neighbour
(Contributed & Transcribed by Bill
Huntley & Mel Priddle - October 2004)