Fairness

In this doo-wop number from Red's Grammy-nominated CD, "Bebop Your Best", fairness is shown to be an attitude of thoughtfulness and a willingness to listen and consult.  When we take into consideration what's important to others we can usually find a way for everyone to be satisfied with a decision.  Fairness builds trust among the members of a community.

Fairness

A marble's worth a stick of gum or maybe even two
What something's worth to someone else may not be true for you
But you can both negotiate to both get what you need
And if you do that, it's sure to be satisfaction guaranteed

Chorus
It's only fair, it's only right
Listen to each other and the truth will come to light
It's only just, it's only wise
Stop and look, the answer's often right before your eyes
And the reason folk's trust you for the things you do and say
Is everybody knows you play.... fair

If someone cuts in line it isn't fair to let ‘em in
They've got to learn to wait their turn no matter where or when
Sometimes a friend will ask you for the answers to a test
You've gotta say, "No," how else are they gonna learn to do their best?

Chorus
It's only fair, it's only right
Listen to your conscience and the truth will come to light
It's only just, it's only wise
Stop and look, the answer's often right before your eyes
And the reason folk's trust you for the things you do and say
Is everybody knows you play.... fair!

© 1995 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc./ Pam-O-Land, Inc

Music and Lyrics by Red Grammer and Pamela Phillips Oland

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