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Thread #95574   Message #1863082
Posted By: bfdk
19-Oct-06 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: Aberfan disaster 40th anniversary - 21 Oct 1966
Subject: RE: BS: Aberfan 40th anniversary 21/10/66
The version of the song Aberfan (Thom Parrot) that I have on an old LP with the Danish group "Paddy Doyles" starts out with this moving poem/recital. Don't know who wrote it, though.

And now they will go, wondering
Away from cold, black earth
The clean, white children
Holy as the Easter Rose
Away from the empty, slag-filled desks
Away from the imprisoned spring
That opened its mouth to breathe air
And moved a black mountain to find it
So, away they shall go, the children
Wandering, wondering
More loved, more wanted than ever
I don't burn coal anymore..