Windrush generation 2020

December 10, 2023 139 Views

Duncan Bourne 27 subscribers 36 views Jun 11, 2020 My song to highlight the plight of those who suffered under the windrush scandal Lyrics The Windrush Generation Frankie came in ‘48’ with his parents to emigrate From Tobago to alight at Tilbury Docks in the morning light They came to work with dedication, to help to build our post war nation The Commonwealth was their foundation for indefinite duration They made their homes and paid taxation sent their kids for education British was the declaration of the Windrush generation Joan arrived in ‘59’ from Jamaica feelin’ fine Worked in factories all her life, now they say she has no rights George he worked for 40 year in Essex as an engineer To hospital he must now go but the admin they say no They gave their labour and dedication, to help to build our post war nation Now government denies their station with its flawed administration Their rights to care, to work, to pensions, stripped away without a mention Hear the sorrow and frustration of the Windrush generation Ken arrived in ‘49’ with his folks when he was nine Paid his dues like everyone now his pension it is gone Sonia’s lived here all her life first a child and then a wife From holiday she’s shocked to learn HMC say she can’t return They gave their labour and dedication, to help to build our post war nation Now Government deny their station with its flawed administration Their right to care, their work their pension, stripped away without a mention Hear their sorrow and frustration of the Windrush generation They came to help us manufacture and support our infrastructure Postmen, doctors and bus drivers, nurses, stackers and enterprisers Brothers and sisters of the commonwealth helped our country gain its wealth They are a part of this our nation they are the Windrush generation

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