He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother (Music Video of the Week)

Music Video of the Week, 4 Mar 2019

The Hollies – TRANSCEND Media Service

Story behind the song:

Boys Town, near Omaha, Nebraska, is a community for neglected and homeless boys. It was founded in 1917 by Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, who started with five youngsters in an old rented house. Over the years a 1,400-acre community was built that became a village in 1936. The Omaha Boys Town cares for over 500 boys and (since 1984) girls, who live in home settings and have available a range of educational facilities and health and counseling services. Boys Town, and the film of the same name starring Spencer Tracey, inspired the writing of The Hollies’ classic, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother by Bobby Scott and Bobby Russell.

[Lyrics below video-Subtitles in Castellano]

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 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


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