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cetmst Origins: Requiem: 'Pray for us, Father Romero...' (7) Origins: Pray For Us, Father Romero 09 Apr 09


I have a song about the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador, transcribed from some radio program beginning:
    It was a requiem mass he prayed that day,
    For the spirit of justice had late passed away.
    And he spoke to the people who had gathered to pray
    Just before his own blood was spilled,
    "They can kill me but the voice of justice can never be stilled"

    and ends:

    So pray for us, Father Romero,
    That soon this madness be done,
    That justice return and that we learn
    That it's not from the end of a gun.

Other verses note the murder of the four American women, the massacre of refugees crossing a river and the fact that the United States supplied the weapons used by the death squads. I can't make out all the words and do not know who wrote the song nor who sings it. The Wikipedia biography of Archbishop Romero notes songs written by Ruben Blades, Dafydd Iwan, Richard Gilpin and others but these do not seem to be what I'm looking for. I can't find Jolie Rickman's "Romero"


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