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Took The Children Away chords

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This story's right, this story's true. I would not tell lies to you.
         C                           G
Like the promises they did not keep, and how they fenced us in like sheep.

Said to us come take our hand, set us up on mission land.
Taught us to read, to write and pray. 
D                                          G                  C
Then they took the children away. Took the children away, the children away.
D                                   C
Snatched from their Mothers breast, said this is for the best. 
Took them away.

The welfare man, the police man, said you've got to understand.
      C                                 G
We'll give to them what you can't give, teach them how to really live.

Teach them how to live they said, humiliated them instead.
C                                     D
Taught them that and taught them this and others taught them predjudice.
            G                  C
Oh took the children away, the children away.
D                             C                     G
Breaking their Mothers heart, tearing us all apart, took them away.

One dark day on Framlingham, came and didn't give a damn.
   C                              G
My Mother cried go get their Dad, he came running, fighting mad.

Mothers tears were falling down, my Dad shaped up and stood his ground.
He said "You touch my kids and you fight me".
D                                  G                  C
Then they took us from our family. Took us away, they took us away.
D                                 C                           G
Snatched from our Mothers breast, said this was for the best, took us away.


Told us what to do and say, taught us all the white mans ways.
C                            G
Then they split us up again, gave us gifts to ease the pain.

Sent us off to foster homes, as we grew up we felt alone.
Cause we were acting white, yet feeling black.
One sweet day all the children came back.

    G                       C
The children came back, the children came back.
D                                    C
Back where their hearts grow strong, back where they all belong.
The children came back, said the children came back.
       C                   D
Oh the children came back, back where they understand.
C                               G
back to their Mothers land, the children came back.

G                                   C
Back to their Mother, back to their Father.
              G                     D
Back to their Sister, back to their Brother.
              G                     C
Back to their People, back to THEIR LAND.
                      G     C                 G
All the children came back, the children came back.
C                      G     D          G
Yeah the children came back, yes I came back.

Truly, one of the best songs of all time. I dedicate this to Uncle Ted RIP,
Aunty Carol RIP, Brenda, Tye and Eddie RIP. Comment, correction and/or
rating appreciated. Enjoy!

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jvc556 442 Jan 23, 2017 11:33 PM

Yes, The Sweeney, a truly great song. Thanks for posting it.

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