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Thread #168041   Message #4059034
Posted By: GUEST,Starship
12-Jun-20 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Ballad of Little George Stinney
Subject: Lyr Add: THE BALLAD OF LITTLE GEORGE STINNEY
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.