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L'Internationale

Eugène Pottier
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INGLESE (SUDAFRICA) [5] / ENGLISH (SOUTH AFRICA) [5]
THE INTERNATIONALE

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want!
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We'll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face!
The Internationale
unites the human race!
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face!
The Internationale
unites the human race!

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we'll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They'll break ranks and fight no more.
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face!
The Internationale
unites the human race!
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face!
The Internationale
unites the human race!

No saviour from on high delivers,
No faith have we in prince or peer;
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear.
E'er the thieves will out with their booty
And give to all a happier lot.
Each at the forge must do their duty
And we'll strike while the iron is hot!

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face!
The Internationale
unites the human race!
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face!
The Internationale
unites the human race!

THE INTERNATIONALE

Arise ye prisoners of starvation
Arise ye toilers of the earth
For reason thunders new creation
`Tis a better world in birth.
Never more traditions' chains shall bind us
Arise ye toilers no more in thrall
The earth shall rise on new foundations
We are but naught we shall be all.

Then comrades, come rally!
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale
Unites the human race!

We want no condescending saviors
To rule us from their judgment hall,
We workers ask not for their favors
Let us consult for all:
To make the thief disgorge his booty,
To free the spirit from its cell,
We must ourselves decide our duty,
We must decide and do it well.

Then comrades, come rally!
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale
Unites the human race!


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