Monday, 6 August 2012

Who Will Watch Over You?


Lyrics  (c) 2008 by Marion Parsons; music traditional

This song is dedicated to Katelynn Sampson, a young Toronto girl who was abused and murdered in foster care: Toronto Star story

The tune is Louis Collins (Angels Laid Him Away) by Mississippi John Hurt; it may also be known as the tune Utah Philipps used for Collie Wilkins.

 Little Katelynn held her wounds and cried
She was a ghost long before she died
Oh who will be watching over you?

Who will watch over you?
Doors are closed, hell is out of view
Oh who will be watching over you?

Mother thought she had a friend
Never trust another soul again
Oh who will be watching over you?

Who will watch over you?
Tried to keep you from the life she knew
Oh who will be watching over you?

Family judge was short on time
Had no notion of a life of crime
Oh who will be watching over you?

Who will watch over you?
One more crack, another fallen through
Oh who will be watching over you?

Twenty years a cop he's been
This young body is the worst he's seen
Oh who will be watching over you?

Who will watch over you?
Come too late, not a thing to do
Oh who will be watching over you?

Parkdale church is crowded tight
Singing "they are precious in his sight"
Oh who will be watching over you?

Who will watch over you?
Went and broke a city's heart in two
Oh who will be watching over you?

Who will watch over you?
When doors are closed and hell is out of view
Oh who will be watching over you?


 


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