Sugar Town
-D.Carton/L.Moran/P.Stevens; Arr. Mackinnon, Lyon, Watson (MCPS/PRS)

 

This used to be a sugar town
Beet was drawn from all around
They came and put their money down
This used to be a sugar town
This used to be a thriving place
Full time work, semi-state
Trucks and tractors coming late
Wagons at the railway gates

 

CH:
But the kids have dreams, brand new dreams
They’re in control of a bright new future
The kids have dreams

 

This used to help to keep me sane
Walking down there in the rain
In the darkness of a beet campaign
This used to help keep me sane
This used to put my mind at ease
Sweet Molasses In the breeze
They closed the plant down by degrees
This used to put my mind at ease

 

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I see them in the morning
Going out to school
Laughing and joking ,
Playing the Fool
They’ve never known what it’s like
To be this down
They’ll never known what it was like
Living in a sugar town

 

CHORUS