Πέμπτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2014

five folk pieces / häxhov * zog nit keyn mol * allt under himlens fäste







                                                                       








                                                 
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xAmandine





illustrations by Einar Norelius (1900-1985) and Gustaf Tenggren (1896-1970)





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Zog nit keyn mol


Never say this is the final road for you,
Though leaden skies may cover over days of blue.
As the hour that we longed for is so near,
Our step beats out the message: we are here!


From lands so green with palms to lands all white with snow.
We shall be coming with our anguish and our woe,
And where a spurt of our blood fell on the earth,
There our courage and our spirit have rebirth!


The early morning sun will brighten our day,
And yesterday with our foe will fade away,
But if the sun delays and in the east remains --
This song as password generations must remain.


This song was written with our blood and not with lead,
It's not a little tune that birds sing overhead,
This song a people sang amid collapsing walls,
With pistols in hand they heeded to the call.


Therefore never say the road now ends for you,
Though leaden skies may cover over days of blue.
As the hour that we longed for is so near,
Our step beats out the message: we are here!








                                
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Eitan Altman




Daniel sings the hebrew version of the Partisans' Song
 written by Hirsch Glick (1922-1944)





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allt under himmelens faste









xAmandine













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