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Frank in the swamps A Song That Moved You? (108* d) RE: A Song That Moved You? 23 Mar 98

Helen, I heard a review of Archie Roach on public radio here in the States one time, they played an exerpt from a song about being a street wino. I kept a lookout for a recording, but eventually it slipped from my ever slipping memory. Thanks for the reminder. We had an incident here in Florida a few years ago. One of the children raised by a couple of "loving, white, christian missionaries" ended up raping & strangling a young woman here. His natural mother managed to scrape up the funds to appear at his trial and appeal for mercy, his adoptive parents apparently couldn't be bothered. I believe he got the chair (it's a death penalty state, as I type this we are one hour away from another execution). At the time I was hopping mad, I wanted to send him back to Australia with an M-16. Sort of a "You made him, you deal with him" response.

Anyway, this all brought me around to an Australian convict song I heard way back, and don't remember very well. I think it was called "Moreton bay". It was a song that made me sad & angry at brute government policies.

Frank I.T.S.

P.S. I'm glad we didn't send the killer back, sometimes I just lose my temper.

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