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GUEST,stoulmin1@aol.com September 11th Commemoration Songs (15) Lyr Add: SEPTEMBER MORNING (Llewellyn M. Toulmin) 08 Sep 02


I can't find any songs commemorating Sept 11 on the Mudcat song database, nor have I seen a compilation. Yet I know that many have been written, because I wrote a song a few days after the event (see below) and because I have read about some, and heard another one the other night at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington sing. Please post other songs to this thread. Thanks.

Here is my effort, dedicated to a colleague I used to work with, who was killed at the Pentagon attack:

SEPTEMBER MORNING
(Sung to the tune of "The Good Reuben James")
By Llewellyn M. Toulmin
Written September 14, 2001
Dedicated to my colleague "Jeep" Fisher, who died at the Pentagon

'Twas a clear September morning in New York and DC
The innocent were working, for you and for me
Then a wing and a flash, and cruel explosions roar
That hit those mighty buildings, and crushed every floor. CHORUS:

Tell me, what were their names? Tell me, what were their names?
Did you have a friend, on the ground or the planes?
Tell me, what were their names? Tell me, what were their names?
Did you have a friend, on the ground or the planes?

Passengers fought back, even though they knew they'd die
Some of them did struggle; "Let's roll" was their cry
They charged for that cockpit, and stopped short that plane
They saved the nation's Capitol, their loss is our gain. CHORUS

Day turned into night for our sailors and marines
The Pentagon was burning, it was a hellish scene
They draped a giant flag, when night turned into day
Marking the tomb where our gallant soldiers lay. CHORUS

The firemen responded, as heroes always do
Climbing ever upward, for me and for you
They climbed up twin towers, until they could no more
Instead of hell's fire, they found heaven's door. CHORUS

We'll fly our flag on high; we'll fight 'til we're free
Of this tyranny of terror, that's come from 'cross the sea
We'll fly the Stars and Stripes of the land of the brave
And we will get justice, for every single grave. CHORUS


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