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Thread #4006   Message #2196924
Posted By: GUEST
18-Nov-07 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kiss the Children for Me, Mary (MacColl)
Subject: Lyr Add: KISS THE CHILDREN FOR ME MARY (E MacColl)
The written (MacColl) words are:

Just a note, for time is short dear,
Hard the work and long the day,
But my heart is with you Mary,
Though I'm many miles away.

Kiss the children for me Mary
Do not let them pine or grieve
Tell them how I'm working for them.
Why our home I had to leave.

Building dams airfields and factories
Shifting concrete by the load
I'll be with you in October
When I'm finished on the road.

No chorus.

It was used in the Radio Ballad 'Song of a Road', about building the M1 motorway.
Jim Carroll