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Title: Zog Nit Keyn Mol (The Partisan Song) by Hirsch Glick
Shep Zitler
Duration: 96 seconds
Copyright: ©1999, John Menszer
Transcript: Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letsten veg,
  Khotsh himlen blayene farsthtelen bloye teg.

[Never say you are walking your final road,
  Though leaden skies conceal the days of blue.]

Kumen vet nokh undzer oysgebenkte sha'ah,
  S'vet a poyk ton undzer trot mir zaynen do!

[The hour that we have longed for will appear,
  Our steps will beat out like drums: We are here!]

Fun grinem palmenland biz vaysen land fun shney,
  Mir kumen on mit undzer payn, mit undzer vey.

[From the green lands of palm trees to lands white with snow,
  We are coming with our all pain and all our woe.]

Un vu gefalen s'iz a shpritz fun undzer blut,
  Shprotzen vet dort undzer gevurah, undzer mut.

[Wherever a spurt of our blood has fallen to the ground,
  There our might and our courage will sprout again.]

S'vet di morgenzum bagilden undz dem haynt,
  Un der nekhten vet farshvinden miten faynd.

[The morning sun will shine on us one day,
  Our enemy will vanish and fade away.]

Nor oyb farzamen vet di zun in dem kayor,
  Vi a parol zol geyn dos lid fun dor tsu dor.

[But if the sun and dawn come too late for us,
  From generation to generation let them be singing this song.]

Dos lid geshriben iz mit blut un nit mit blay,
  S'iz nit keyn lidel fun a foygel oyf der fray,

[This song is written in blood not in pencil-lead.
  It is not sung by the free-flying birds overhead,]

Dos hot a folk tsvishen falendike vent,
  Dos lid gezungen mit naganes in di hent!

[But a people stood among collapsing walls,
  And sang this song with pistols in their hands!]
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