Saturday, November 9, 2013

Einheitsfrontlied 1934 (The United Front Song)


The United Front song, Einheitsfrontlied 1934 an anthem of the German labor movement in solidarity against the rising powers of the Nazi party. Lyrics written by Bertolt Brecht, music composed by Hanns Eisler

"And while a man is flesh and blood
He will ask, if you please, for bread and meat
And windy words won’t be enough
For words aren’t good to eat.

Then left, two, three! Then left, two, three!
Comrade, here’s the place for you.
So fall in with the workers’ united front
For you are a worker too.

And while a man is flesh and blood
He won’t be driven till he drops.
He will want no slaves beneath his feet
And no masters up on top.

Then left, two, three! Then left, two, three!
Comrade, here’s the place for you.
So fall in with the workers’ united front
For you are a worker too.

As long as there are two classes
Proletarians must agree
It’s the task of none but the working class
To set the worker free.

Then left, two, three! Then left, two, three!
Comrade, here’s the place for you.
So fall in with the workers’ united front
For you are a worker too.”


Artist
Hanns Eisler/Bertolt Brecht
Title
Einheitsfrontlied
The above courtesy of #Cultural Marxism

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