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Performer: Marty Robbins

You Gotta Climb

You gotta climb to scale the mountain

You gotta climb to reach the top

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You gotta climb to see the splendor

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You gotta climb climb climb don't you stop


Well the path is steep where it leads upward 

The way is rough narrow too

But every step brings you higher 

Until that mountain peak will come in view


Don't you give up cause you're weary 

You can't expect an easy way

Downward path leads to nowhere 

you gotta climb climb climb everyday


When you arrive at top of your mountain 

You'll be glad that you struggled on

If you have all your gold around you 

The struggle of the climb all gone


repeat verse 1