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Thread #77008   Message #3567994
Posted By: GUEST,Marjorie
18-Oct-13 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kids' Colour Bar (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harvey Andrews: Kids Colour Bar
You hear the sound of laughter ringing in your ears
A class of forty children all of seven years
Indian and half caste, black and white
But they get along together for they know no colour bar

You walk into the playground on a sunny afternoon
Ten year olds are fighting,it's wrong as they know
He called me chocolate face and a nigger and a wog
He said go back home you coloured coon
You got more fleas than my dog

What happened to those children in those three short years
That colour came between them and forced them to tears
It's not because they feel that they are different after all
It's because their parents taught them there's a difference in their skin
And that mixing up the colous is to them a mortal sin

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