[Dixielandjazz] It Don't Cost Very Much

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 14 15:57:35 PDT 2009

> richard flecknell" <richard.flecknell at ntlworld.com>  wrote:
> Folks, it's been fun getting to know you.
> Can you help with this request, strange as it may seem.
> I'm Pat Yankee's No.1 fan (she doesn't know this) there's not a  
> track yet that she sings that I don't like.
> I know of her site, but any other info.
> She sang live a song w Turk Murphy Band touring Ireland (was on  
> youtube, but think taken off),
> Song was called "It Don't Cost Very Much". I know Mahalia Jackson  
> sang this as well. Info on song? Who else recorded? It bands out add  
> it to your repertoire, it has a great uplifting message. Steve B I  
> know your up entertaining the audience, how about this?

Dear Richard:

Here are the lyrics. It is a Gospel Tune by Thomas A, Dorsey who also  
wrote "Precious Lord Take My Hand." and many others, and before he was  
born again, "It's Tight Like That". We play it sometimes at Jazz  
Vesper Services.

smile when you're happy
to smile when you're sad
to be pleasing when mistreated
to be calm when you're mad
always forgiving when someone abuse you for the God Lord look for such
do good each day and smile on your way...it don't cost very much

help the cripple by the wayside
help the blind man cross the street
be careful but kind to strangers
speak politely to those you meet

oh, to the blind man, give him some glasses
to the cripple man, give him a crutch
for the good that you do will come back to you...
it don't cost very much!

Steve Barbone

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