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The Children of the World (July 1969)

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By Glyn Lehmann (music), Phil Cummings (lyrics)

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Piano Accompaniment, Choir, SATB - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Glyn Lehmann (music), Phil Cummings (lyrics). Neo-Classical, World, Afro-Cuban, Pop. 16 pages. Published by Glyn Lehmann (S0.370835).

Item Number: S0.370835

The third song from the SPACE RACE song cycle, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 1969. The other songs are Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky), Space Race (To Every Question) and Apollo 11 (Homecoming).

Captures the sense of wonder and excitement children felt as they watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969. Gentle melodic verses and a lively, upbeat chorus. More information at

The Children of the World (July 1969)
Words by Phil Cummings, music by Glyn Lehmann

For children in nineteen sixty nine
There were new games to play
To the children of that far off time
There was wonder in that July Day

A rocket flew with fire and flame
Across a wide open sky
On TV screens around the world
Children saw that rocket fly

Young hearts beat a rhythm
Great minds played their part
The children of the world held their breath
As Armstrong placed a print upon their hearts

At night the children gazed at the stars
Their faces lit by silver moonlight
And tried to imagine the the view
Of those on that Apollo flight

Kids flew in missions to save the world
Created games and stories and schemes
Their bikes flew like asteroids
Treehouses were rockets in dreams

The children of the world in streets everyday
Saw flickering screens in shop window displays
Photos without colour on newspaper spreads
Books about space strewn across beds

Lyrics © 2018 Phil Cummings

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