Friday, April 2, 2010

A Las Barricadas - Spanish Anarchist Anthem

To The Barricades

Moving anthem of emancipation sung by anarchist workers, peasants, trade unionists and militiamen/women in Spain's CNT-AIT/FAI.

Associated with Spanish Civil War of 1936-39

Lyrics by: Valeriano Orobón Fernández
Tune from Poland's Warszawianka (1905)

Lyrics in English :

To The Barricades

Black storms shake the sky
Black clouds blind us
Although death and pain await us
Against the enemy we must go
The most precious good
is freedom
And we have to defend it
With courage and faith
Raise the revolutionary flag
Moving us forward with unstoppable triumph
Working people march onwards to the battle
We have to smash the reaction
To the Barricades
To the Barricades
For the triumph
of the Confederation

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