Sweet Eleanor.

Sweet Eleanor. (Words D. Gilfillan.. Music. Doyle & Swan)

She was just four years old when she was passed from the train

By a kind and pretty girl she never knew her name

And they walked hand in hand on that bright summers day

To a camp just by Belsen where they were told they’d have to stay

Her Mother wasn’t well she was kept to he rear

Where she cradled Eleanor all huddled in fear

And Eleanor would dream in the dark lonely nights

Of her soft gentle kiss that put her world to rights

Chorus

Oh Sweet Eleanor may you rest in peace

May the lords arms enfold you in your eternal sleep

May your life be remembered for the pain that you bore

May the shame of your death be recalled for evermore

It didn’t last to long for sweet Eleanor

For the pain and the suffering she had little strength for

On o cold April night back in nineteen forty four 

She closed her eyes said goodbye to the world, Sweet Eleanor

There’s no fancy gravestone to tell where she lay

There’s no record no photograph to mark her short stay

For she’s one of many more who lie dead among the trees

But for now and evermore sweet Eleanor will be free

May your life be remembered for the pain that you bore

May the shame of your death be recalled for evermore.

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