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Cursed are they who blackened the land

GUEST,Nicko 27 May 12 - 05:53 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 May 12 - 12:35 PM
GUEST 28 May 12 - 03:46 PM
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Subject: Cursed are they who blackened the land
From: GUEST,Nicko
Date: 27 May 12 - 05:53 PM

I got talking to a stranger late one night recently, and he sang a folk song which sounded a bit biblical, definitely a hymn sort of feel to it... The lyrics were along the lines of 'cursed be them who blacken the earth' and lts of other people etc who were cursed. It was a really dark song about the effects ofindustrialisation, or perhaps the effect of human beings on each other and on the land. Can anyone identify this song? It sounded like it was english, probably hundreds of years old. Thanks. Nicko.


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Subject: RE: Cursed are they who blackened the land
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 May 12 - 12:35 PM

Probably the wrong song, but the song "Farewell My Green Valleys" by Glen Reid has the verse-

It hurts me to think of the things I left behind
And the famine has blackened our land
And to look for something that I may never find,
It's a problem that's now close at hand.

Sung by Susan McCann, Wolfe Tones, and others.

http://www.martindardis.com/farewell_my_green_valleys_lyrics_chords.html

Also see "Ocean vs Blackened Land" by the group Rough Music.


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Subject: RE: Cursed are they who blackened the land
From: GUEST
Date: 28 May 12 - 03:46 PM

Not the one i was after, but a good one nonetheless. Thnks!


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