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Coffee Musings - by Wendy Maddison

Fair trade not free trade, Fair trade not free trade
Fair trade not free trade, Brings justice for all

1. As you gaze into your coffee, Do you ever stop to muse
Where the precious beans have come from
That the coffee vendors use
Do you know that someone's toiling In a country far away?
But how ever hard they labour, Growing coffee doesnt pay.

2. For the market price as fallen, Almost noone wants to buy
Paid a pittance, desperate farmers try to grasp the reasons why
There are middle men a plenty, Selling beans along the chain,
They are happy with their profits, Farmers' loss becomes their gain.

3. Can you swallow this injustice, Do you want to show you care?
Buying Fairtrade makes a difference, Check it out and make it fair. (x2)