No Child Hungry and No Man Idle Too

Image:  Father and daughter, Kempton, West Virginia, 1939, U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs, LC-USF33- 001366-M2

Lyrics:

Baby don’t you worry now, no darling don’t cry—
Your daddy loves you, I’ll find work by and by

See if bankers and bosses with the wealth they command
Would look down from their towers upon this hard land
With all of their power what them rich folks  could do
Could leave no child hungry and no man idle too
No child hungry and no man idle too

And if them big politicians spouting speeches and words
Would talk to the people and act on what they heard
With all of their power what them fat cats could do
Could leave no child hungry and no man idle too
No child hungry and no man idle too

And if the prayers of all fathers are heard up above
They oughta us the right to some justice with our love
And in all of his mercy what a good Lord would do
Would leave no child hungry and no man idle too
No child hungry and no man idle too

So baby don’t you worry now ‘cause though times are tough
Daddy loves you, I’ll find work soon enough

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