Lyr Add: The Ballad of Little George Stinney
Subject: Lyr Add: Song for a lost boy|
From: GUEST,Frank Callery
Date: 09 Jun 20 - 08:26 AM
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song for a lost boy|
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 07:19 PM
A touching and important song about the George Floyd tragedy and events related about race in America.
Is this an original song?
Also, with your permission, I think it would be helpful to copy the lyrics from the twitter link above out in text--this makes them more searchable for the future.
Subject: Lyr Add: THE BALLAD OF LITTLE GEORGE STINNEY|
Date: 12 Jun 20 - 07:53 PM
Just in case the soundcloud should disappear, I'm putting the lyrics on this thread.
Song for a Lost Boy
THE BALLAD OF LITTLE GEORGE STINNEY
Did little George Stinney
Have tears in his eyes?
What was that poor boy thinking
When his young brain fried?
Was he thinking of his momma,
Or the god his bible said
Would be waiting to embrace him
When little George was dead?
It only took some seconds —
His maker for to meet —
With a steel cap on his head
And some wetness at his feet;
But it left a stain upon the books
Of Justice and Compassion —
The innocent are sidelined
When the mob is ruled by passion.
’T’was long ago he suffered,
In June of ’44!
When they took him to that room
In which there’s but one door.
And there’s no one live returning
When they switch the lever on
And you get that smell of burning,
Then you know the victim’s gone.
Little George Stinney
Was fourteen when he died
But there’s no report to tell us
If he whimpered or he cried.
— © Frank Callery. August 19th 2018.