Gene Autry – Don’t Bite the Hand That’s Feeding You (from Bells of Capistrano 1942)

Singing Cowboy Gene Autry sings “Don’t Bite the Hand That’s Feeding You” from his movie “Bells of Capistrano” from Republic Pictures 1942.

© Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation
DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT’S FEEDING YOU

LAST NIGHT AS I LAY ASLEEPING
A WONDERFUL DREAM CAME TO ME
I SAW UNCLE SAMMY WEEPING
FOR HIS CHILDREN FROM OVER THE SEA
THEY HAD COME TO HIM, FRIENDLESS AND STARVING
AND HE TOOK THEM INTO THE FOLD
AND NOW WHILE IN TROUBLE HE NEEDS YOU
YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER YOUR OATH

IF YOU DON’T LIKE YOUR UNCLE SAMMY
THEN GO BACK TO YOUR HOME O’ER THE SEA
TO THE LAND FROM WHERE YOU CAME
WHATEVER BE ITS NAME
BUT DON’T BE UNGRATEFUL TO ME

IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE STARS IN OLD GLORY
IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
THEN DON’T ACT LIKE THE CUR IN THE STORY
DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT’S FEEDING YOU

IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE STARS IN OLD GLORY
IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
THEN DON’T ACT LIKE THE CUR IN THE STORY
DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT’S FEEDING YOU

Words & Music: Thomas Hoier and Jimmie Morgan
Arranged by: Carl Cotner

© 1942, Gene Autry’s Western Music Publishing (ASCAP)