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The little folk song
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Des Lindberg (p)© 2001

A thousand years ago
In a deep and verdant valley
Where the rockface still hangs
Like a cycloramic dome
Eland, rhino, guineafowl,
Sable, kudu and wildebeest
And the little men who knew them all
Were living together
A thousand years ago.

"Were you there, did you see them, daddy?
How do you know that there were
Lions, and eagles, and people there as well?"

"I know because the little folk
The oldest folk of africa,
Have told us all about that time
When they all lived together here
A thousand years ago

They painted their world
On the rockwalls of the valley
They showed us how they hunted
All the anbimals they drew
And they told a tale of bigger men,
White men and black men,
Plundering, chasing, killing off
The animals they knew"

"But daddy, did they kill them all?
It seems such a shame.
Eland, rhino, guineafowl,
Sable, kudu, wildebeest
Must have loved this valley
Before the killers came.

"And mommy, a thousand years
Is a long, long time!
Yet the rain has never washed away
Those pictures on the walls."


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Musgrave 4062
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South Africa
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