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Leonard Cohen - The Partisan

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The Partisan

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
 
I have changed my name so often,
I've lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.
 
An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.
 
There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.
 
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.
 
Les Allemands étaient chez moi,
ils me dirent : « Résigne-toi »,
mais je n'ai pas peur.
J'ai repris mon arme.
 
J'ai changé cent fois de nom,
j'ai perdu femme et enfants,
mais j'ai tant d'amis !
J'ai la France entière.
 
Un vieil homme dans un grenier
pour la nuit nous a cachés,
les Allemands l'ont pris.
Il est mort sans surprise.
 
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.
 
Thanks!
thanked 4 times
Submitted by stefansih1stefansih1 on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 16:55
Last edited by domurodomuro on Mon, 16/08/2021 - 20:07

 

Comments
CoopysnoopyCoopysnoopy    Wed, 11/03/2015 - 21:36

There is an error:
"Resigne toi"

FaryFary    Fri, 06/11/2015 - 21:40

"Signe toi" should be "Resigne toi"?

CoopysnoopyCoopysnoopy    Fri, 06/11/2015 - 14:39

Thanks, but I've got the CD!

Valeriu RautValeriu Raut    Fri, 06/11/2015 - 21:39

Hello Coopysnoopy.

The links are not for you, but for the LT readers.
And you cannot insert any link here.
Only the person who proposed the song can do it.
He is stefansih1

FaryFary    Fri, 06/11/2015 - 21:40

I added a video because stefansih1 hasn't been online for a couple of years.

Valeriu RautValeriu Raut    Fri, 06/11/2015 - 21:41

Thank you Fary.
I see the video.
Well done.

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