The Guess Who - Hand me Down World




"Hand Me Down World" is a song written by Kurt Winter and performed by The Guess Who. It reached #10 in Canada, #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #65 in Australia in 1970. The song was also released in the United Kingdom as a single, but did not chart. It is featured on their 1970 album, Share the Land.


The song was produced by Jack Richardson and arranged by The Guess Who.


Along with "Bus Rider," this was a main song for a trio called Brother, who were made up of Kurt Winter, Bill Wallace and Vance Masters. All three members of Brother wrote the song, but when The Guess Who recorded it, lead singer Burton Cummings made sure Winter got the sole writing credit, since he was a member of The Guess Who. Wallace and Masters did receive financial compensation under this agreement.


Share The Land was the first album the group recorded after the departure of Randy Bachman, who went on to form Bachman-Turner Overdrive. This song's writer, Kurt Winter, was added to the band along with Greg Leskiw, giving the band two lead guitarists for the first time.




Lyrics



Anybody here see the noise, see the fear and commotion

I think we missed it

Anybody here see the love, see the hate, the emotion


Don't give me no hand me down shoes

Don't give me no hand me down love

Don't give me no hand me down world

I got one already


Anybody here see the long-distance cheer for the notion

Well, I think we missed it

Anybody here see the sky weeping tears for the ocean


Don't give me no hand me down shoes

Don't give me no hand me down love

Don't give me no hand me down world

I got one already


Anybody here see the fuzzy-wuzzy loving cup explosion

I think we missed it

Anybody here see the changing of the year and emotion


Don't give me no hand me down shoes

Don't give me no hand me down love

Don't give me no hand me down world

I got one already


I don't really need it and I'm not gonna take it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

A-don't give it to me 'cause I really don't want it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

I don't want to take it and I really don't need it, no

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

I don't want to take it and I really don't need it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

I don't want to take it, I don't want to take it 'cause I really don't need it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

You know I don't want it, know I don't need it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

You know I don't want it, know I don't need it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

You know I don't want it and I'm not gonna take it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

I don't want to take it 'cause I don't really need it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

Just don't give it to me, don't want to take it

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

Gimme no, gimme no, no-no no-no-no

(Don't give me no hand me down world)

Don't want to take it 'cause I don't really need it



Songwriters: Kurt Winter

Hand Me Down World lyrics © BMG Rights Management




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