Hiroshima Day, Berwick Guild Hall Photo: Keith
Song composed and led by Elaine
Hirosh . . . . Hirosh . . . . Hiroshima
Hiba . . . .Hiba . . . . .Hibakusha
Seventy one years since it was done
But our new PM says she’d do it again
Please, Mrs May, not in our name
REPEAT FIRST TWO LINES
From Tinian island on a B Twenty Nine
At 8.15 a.m. Japanese time
“Little Boy” launched from Enola Gay
Exploded one minute later . . .
Maximum temp several million degrees C
Top of the cloud seventeen thou metres high
Fireball a radius fifteen metres’ glare
Black rain for over an hour . . . .
Two hundred thousand died in the blast
Thermal burns and blindness cast
Radiation sickness, unforgettable fire
Harm carried through generations . . . .
Japanese legend says a thousand paper cranes
Fold them to make your wishes come true
Sadako Susaki believed this to mean
No more hibakusha like her . . . .
CHORUS x 2