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Magdalen Laundry

Don Mescall
Throught the eyes of an innocent child Can't hide what is burning inside The shame and the guilt of disgrace They said she had fallen from grace To the arms of a train engineer Who escaped when the verdict was clear And saw she was quietly installed in the Magdalen Laundry Chorus And oh you can find them there Slaving each day in the heat and the steam And oh every bloody stain Will be carefully scrubbed 'Till it's white and it's clean The Sisters got angry today They took Bridie Power away They said she had broken the rules She swore that the priest from the school... If only they'd asked why she cried They said they'd concluded she'd lied The priest had his own alibi In the Magdalen Laundry Chorus A world set apart by magnolia walls And it's hard to believe That this happened at all Pray the meek shall inhert this heart The Sisters of Mercy still live In the convent on top of the hill The walls of the laundries came down Exposing their sins to the town The ghosts of the girls who had died The souls of the ones who survived Echo their protest inside The Magdalen Laundry Chorus x2


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