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Took The Children Away ukulele

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This story's right, this story's true. I would not tell lies to you.
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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.
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Taught us to read, to write and pray. 
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Then they took the children away. Took the children away, the children away.
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Snatched from their Mothers breast, said this is for the best. 
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Took them away.

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The welfare man, the police man, said you've got to understand.
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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.
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Taught them that and taught them this and others taught them predjudice.
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Oh took the children away, the children away.
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Breaking their Mothers heart, tearing us all apart, took them away.

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One dark day on Framlingham, came and didn't give a damn.
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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.
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He said "You touch my kids and you fight me".
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Then they took us from our family. Took us away, they took us away.
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Snatched from our Mothers breast, said this was for the best, took us away.


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Told us what to do and say, taught us all the white mans ways.
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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.
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Cause we were acting white, yet feeling black.
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One sweet day all the children came back.

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


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Back to their Mother, back to their Father.
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Back to their Sister, back to their Brother.
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Back to their People, back to THEIR LAND.
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All the children came back, the children came back.
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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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