♫ O-o-h Child ♫

Tonight’s song goes back 50 years … a half century … wow, how time flies!

The Five Stairsteps were formed in Chicago in 1965 and comprised of Burke family members Clarence Jr., James, Aloha, Kenneth and Dennis. They got their name when “Momma Stairsteps” (as Betty Burke was affectionately called) noticed that her kids looked like stair steps when stood next to each other according to age.

O-o-h Child charted at #8 in the U.S. and #3 in Canada, but it became the Stairsteps’ signature song and has inspired more than twenty covers since its release.  It has also been featured in television series, movies and advertisements, and was ranked #402 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Apologies for the poor video quality.

O-o-h Child
Five Stairsteps

Ooh child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child
Things’ll get brighter

Ooh child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child
Things’ll get brighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll put it together and we’ll get it undone
Some day
When your head is much lighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Ooh child
Things are gonna be easier
Ooh child
Things’ll be brighter

Ooh child
Things are gonna be easier
Ooh child
Things’ll be brighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll put it together and we’ll get it undone
Some day
When your head is much lighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Some day, some day, some day, some day yeah
We’ll put it together and we’ll get it undone
Some day
When your head is much lighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Ooh child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child
Things’ll get brighter

Ooh child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child
Things’ll get brighter

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Stan Vincent
O-o-h Child lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

12 thoughts on “♫ O-o-h Child ♫

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