Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Bob Russell and Bobby Scott
Arranger:   Jay Althouse
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   11651
Voicing:   Two Part
Setting:   Accompanied


Aaron Carpenter
Land of Lakes Choirboys 2011
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This song is perfect for those who want to convey to their boys choirs that they are a part of a brotherhood. “But I’m strong, strong enought to carry him. He ain’t heavy; he’s my brother.” I would recommend the fairly simple three-part optional singing, but the two-part is still wonderful. This song to me is all about the text and caring for neighbor and friend, or in my case, the other boys of the choir. Spending time talking about what it means to take care of one another and what it means to be a part of the larger “brotherhood” of boys’ choirs is a great way to create an understanding of the music, which serves the text very well.

Also availabe: 11649 (SATB) or 11650 (SAB)