Bella Ciao!



I hope to hear this Italian partisan song tonight in Zuerich from Hannes Wader and Konstantin Wecker, two life-long anti-fascists.

This morning … I got up
oh bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao
this morning I got up and detected the invader

oh partigiano … I’ll go with you
oh bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao
partigiano I’ll go with you because here I’m feeling my death

And when I fall … in the guerrilla
oh bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao
And when I fall in the guerrilla I’ll leave you my gun

dig a grave … on the mountain!
oh bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao
dig a grave on the mountain next to the shadow of a flower!

so the people … when they see it
oh bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao
so the people when they see it they’ll shout REVOLUTION!

That’s the history … of a guerrilla fighter
oh bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao
that’s the history of a guerrilla fighter who died for liberty

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