Leonard CohenThe 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 e'taient chez moi, [The Germans were at my home Ils me dirent, "Signe toi," They said, "Sign yourself," Mais je n'ai pas peur; But I am not afraid J'ai repris mon arme. I have retaken my weapon. J'ai change' cent fois de nom, I have changed names a hundred times J'ai perdu femme et enfants I have lost wife and children Mais j'ai tant d'amis; But I have so many friends J'ai la France entie're. I have all of France Un vieil homme dans un grenier An old man, in an attic Pour la nuit nous a cache', Hid us for the night Les Allemands l'ont pris; The Germans captured him Il est mort sans surprise. He died without 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.
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