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Your Daughters And Your Sons

  • (Tommy Sands)

    They didn't hear your music and they tore your paintings down
    They wouldn't read your writing and they banned you from the town
    But they couldn't stop you dreaming, and a victory you've won
    For you sowed the seeds of freedom in your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    You sowed the seeds of freedom in your daughters and your sons

    Your weary smile, it proudly hides the chain-marks on your hands
    For you've bravely strived to realise the rights of everyone
    But though your body's bent and low, a victory you've won
    For you sowed the seeds of justice in your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    You sowed the seeds of justice in your daughters and your sons

    I don't know your religion but one day I heard you pray
    For a world where everyone can work and children they can play
    And though you never got your share and the fruits that you have won
    You sowed the seeds of equality in your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    You sowed the seeds of equality in your daughters and your sons

    They taunted you in Belfast and they tortured you in Spain
    And in that Warsaw ghetto where they tied you up in chains
    In Vietnam and Chile, when they came with tanks and guns
    It's there you sowed the seeds of peace in your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    It's there you sowed the seeds of peace in your daughters and your sons

    And now your music's playing, and the writing's on the wall
    And all the dreams you painted can be seen by one and all
    And now you've got them thinking, and the future's just begun
    For you sowed the seeds of freedom in your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    In your daughters and your sons
    You sowed the seeds of freedom in your daughters and your sons

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1985:] Bob Cooney, one of the finest people I ever knew, once wrote, "Freedom's an infectious thing - no frontier can contain it." The long march began when we crawled out of the swamp - we're nearly there. (Notes Dick Gaughan, 'Live In Edinburgh')

  • [1989:] Dedicated to the people who have given so much of their lives trying to make the world a better place to live in. (Notes Tommy Sands, 'Singing of the Times')

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