On the day of departure of the kids and their mother, Jeneva started singing this song to me. She had learnt it in choir.
I was amazed. Her diction was flawless, she had no chopped-off notes which kids are inclined to do, the expression of what she was singing shone through, and her pitch was perfect. She did the entire song from beginning to end – all verses – without any hesitation or mistake and I was struck by the sheer beauty of it
When she reached the end, she looked at me and said in some glee, ‘I made Les cry!’
So she did.