Birmingham Lyrics

by Randy Newman

Got a wife got a family earn my livin' with my hand
I'm a roller in a steel mill in downtown Birmingham
My daddy was a barber a most unsightly man
He was born in Tuscaloosa but he died right here in Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham
The greatest city in Alabam'
You can travel 'cross this entire land
There ain't no place like Birmingham

Got a wife named Mary but she's called Marie
We live in a three room house with a pepper tree
And I work all day in the factory that's alright with me

Got a big black dog his name is Dan
Lives in my backyard in Birmingham
He is the meanest dog in Alabam', get 'em Dan

Birmingham, Birmingham
The greatest city in Alabam'
You can travel 'cross this entire land
There ain't no place like Birmingham