“In the small Welsh town* of Aberfan
for days the rain did fall
down on the heart–”
Here is a vocal sample of the first verse, one of three short lyric segments excised from the folk song my Mom wrote following the disaster. Aberfan is, in essence, a bonding of many different musical sequences, the least of which contain words, each a portion of the experience, each a part of the whole.
*The only word I will change of my Mom’s lyric is “town” to “village”.
This is a picture of Pantglas School, upon which the landslide fell in 1966. Courtesy Alan George.
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