Border Ban

Lyrics by: Edith Johnson
Gaggle: Fresno
Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

We trudged many miles just to get here
To the land of the brave and the free
The gates that we reached finally opened
And my parents were ripped off from me.


Bring back, bring back
Oh bring back my parents to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Please bring back my parents to me.

They gave me some food and some shelter
A bed I can sleep in at night.
But no arms to comfort my sobbing
Or screams of bad dreams in the night.


The babies cannot stop their crying
For Mama, for hugs and for love
There’s no one to comfort and hold them
Just prayers to the one up above.


I wish I could run in the sunshine
And feel the cold wind on my face
But thousands of kids smashed together
Cry please get us out of this place!