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The Sun Is Burning

  • (Ian Campbell)

    The sun is burning in the sky
    Strands of clouds go slowly drifting by
    In the park, the dreamy bees are droning
    In the flowers among the trees
    And the sun burns in the sky

    Now the sun is in the west
    Little babes lay down to take their rest
    And the couples in the park are holding hands
    And waiting for the dark
    And the sun is in the west

    Now the sun is sinking low
    Children playing know it's time to go
    High above a spot appears, a little blossom
    Blooms and then draws near
    And the sun is sinking low

    Now the sun has come to earth
    Shrouded in a mushroom cloud of death
    Death comes in a blinding flash of hellish heat
    And leaves a smear of ash
    And the sun has come to earth

    Now the sun has disappeared
    All that's left is darkness pain and fear
    Twisted sightless wrecks of men go crawling
    On their knees and cry in pain
    And the sun has disappeared

    (as sung by Christy Moore)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1978:] This song was written by Ian Campbell of Aberdeen in the early sixties but is more significant in the seventies. (Notes Christy Moore, 'The Iron Behind the Velvet')

  • Further notes see 'Hiroshima Child'

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