Song, "The Children of April", Frank Jordan, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Title

Song, "The Children of April", Frank Jordan, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Description

Song written and performed by Frank Jordan in response to the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

Date

Rights

Copyright 2007 Frank Jordan. Used with permission. https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/

Format

audio/wav

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2008-020_B282_F34_2007

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries, Ms2008-020, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Transcription

They came from everywhere, from places far and wide,
Most to learn and some to teach, all to share the love inside.
They went to a mountain school, amid the pines and whippoorwills.
They wore orange and maroon, in this city on a hill.

Youth dreaming of future days, while their teachers guided them.
One teacher saw the Holocaust, just to see it come again,
Erupting on an April morn, amidst a swirling wind,
A tortured mind bearing arms, an attempt to lock them in.

But the children of April can never be locked in.
They cheer at every game; they ride the swirling wind.
The children of April remain in God's embrace.
They are in the better hugs; they march in every May.

The children of April still cheer at every game.
Send messages of love, as we speak out their names.
The children of April remain in God's embrace.
They are in the better hugs.
They march in every May.

Duration

00:02:48

Bit Rate/Frequency

1411.2 kbps

Citation

Jordan, III, Frank L., “Song, "The Children of April", Frank Jordan, 2007 (Ms2008-020),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 20, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2008-020/Ms2008-020_B282_F34_2007.