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The Smiths

Suffer Little Children

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“Suffer Little Children” is a song by the Manchester band, The Smiths, that was included on their eponymous debut album in 1984. The song is about the Moors murders that took place on Saddleworth Moor in the West Riding of Yorkshire between 1963 and 1965. At the time of their murders many of the victims were only a few years older than Smiths’ frontman Morrissey, who wrote the lyrics of the song after reading a book about the murders, by Emlyn Williams. It was one of the first songs that Morrissey and Johnny Marr wrote together. in which Jesus rebukes his disciples for turning away a group of children and says: The song has been covered by several artists, including Hole throughout their 2010 tour. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You might sleep ... BUT YOU WILL NEVER DREAM ... Oh Manchester, so much to answer for

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