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Charity Jane

by Sandra Bradleyİ2004

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This song is dedicated to my cousin Charity Jane (we called her CJ) who died along with her 2-year-old son Colby Lee in a house fire.  She was 7 months into carrying her 2nd child. CJ was found covering Colby with her body--she tried to shield her baby from the flames in hopes he would still be found alive.  Although only 20 years of age, CJ is the bravest person I have ever known.


She died as she lived -- unselfishly,
Charity Jane, Charity Jane.
She tried to save her little boy,
asleep upon his bed.
She walked through flames to rescue him,
but died with him instead.
Long after blazing embers dim,
her light grows brighter still.
Let it be known to all who hear
of brave Charity of Mobile.
She stood up to the pain and fear,
where others would have flinched.
A mother's love so strong in her,
no evil fire could quench.
Though only with us 20 years,
her mem'ry will remain.
"We won't forget your sacrifice.
We miss you Charity Jane.
She died as she lived -- unselfishly,
Charity Jane, Charity Jane.


If you want to hear my mp3 versions, including the ones I sing, click HERE

updated March 31, 2009