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*ADOPTION*

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From the 1950's - 1980's, at least 80,000 women lost their children to adoption in NSW Australia.
My name is Lina. I was one of those women.

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"Clayton's Mother" Lina Eve, mixed medium on board

(In Aussie slang, using the expression Clayton's, suggests it is not the genuine article)

In 1989 I wrote a song for my daughter. We had our reunion a year later.

Link to Youtube video of Bitter Winds below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvO75R-QrqA

BITTER WINDS

Once there was a young girl, she was crying for her love
He left her when the bitter winds did blow
He left her with a promise, he left her with a song,
He left her with a baby in her womb.
The winds did blow, the winds did blow, oh, the bitter winds did blow.

The babe was born in sorrow, the babe was born in fear,
They treated the young girl with hate and scorn.
Her crime to love too early, her fate to be alone,
They made her wish that she had not been born.
The winds did blow, the winds did blow, oh, how the bitter winds did blow.

They pushed her to give up the child, they said she wasn't fit
To raise a child when she was one herself.
They cited all the reasons, yes, they made her feel the guilt,
She signed the papers with a broken heart.
The winds did blow, the winds did blow, oh, how the bitter winds did blow.

This happened in the sixties, but still I can't forget
The one time that I saw my baby girl
The man I thought I loved, well, for him I've no regrets
But I've ached to hold my daughter in my arms
The winds did blow, the winds did blow, oh, how the bitter winds did blow.

Now she is a woman, she might have babies of her own,
She may never know from whence she came.
I only gave her life, I only sent her prayers,
She may never know how much I cared
The winds did blow, the winds did blow,
Oh, the bitter winds did blow, Oh, how those bitter winds did blow.

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To buy the CD, "BAD GIRL"
featuring the song "Bitter Winds" or any of my other CDs

check them out on my CD & video page

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Contact Lina Eve: lina@wwwires.com


ALL IMAGES AND SONGS (c) LINA EVE 2009

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