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Bella Ciao
Marc Ribot Lyrics


One fine morning I woke up early
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao
One fine morning I woke up early
Find the fascist at my door
Oh, partigiano, please take me with you
Bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful
Oh, partigiano, please take me with you
I'm not afraid anymore

And if I die, oh, partigiano
Bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful
Bury me upon that mountain
Beneath the shadow of the flower
Show all the people, the people passing
Bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful
Show all the people, the people passing
And say, "oh, what a beautiful flower"

This is the flower of the partisan
Bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao
This is the flower of the partisan
Who died for freedom
This is the flower of the partisan
Who died for freedom

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Maurício Pitta

One fine morning
I woke up early
(bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao);
One fine morning
I woke up early
to find the fascist at my door.

O, partisano,
please, take me with you
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful);
O, partisano,
please take me with you,
I'm not afraid anymore.

And if I die
a partisano
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful),
bury me
upon my mountain
beneath the shadow of a flower.

So all the people,
the people passing
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful);
So all the people,
the people passing,
they say "O, what a beautiful flower!"

This is the flower
of the partisan
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful);
This is the flower
of the partisan
who died for freedom.
This is the flower
of the partisan
who died for freedom.



kurtisle

@Space Reptile
I'm sure you can't understand...


One fatal morning, I had awoken
O fare thee well, fare the well, fare thee well, well, well!
One fatal morning, I had awoken
And I found myself a slave!

Oh noble soldier, please take me with you
O fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well, well, well!
Oh noble soldier, please take me with you
For I long to fight and die!

If I should fall then like those before me
O fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well, well well! 
If I should fall then like those before
Then you'll have to bury me!

Please take my body, up to the mountain!
O fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well, well well!
Please take my body, up to the mountain!
And bury me beneath the veil!

And all the people, when they pass by me
O fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well, well, well!
And all the people, when they pass by me
They will say: “What beauty rare!”

This is the flower of noble soldiers
O fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well, well, well!
This is the flower of noble soldiers
Who have died for freedom dear.



Fluff McMuff

Fascism is not compatible with democracy. Without voter suppression, gerrymandering, & the electoral college, the fascist party (aka the GOP) would rarely win. The fascist republicans typically lose the popular vote because they do not represent the will of most working class/poor people. Undermining people's right to self-determination is the only way they can advance unpopular/destructive agendas that inflict damage to both humanity & the ecosystem we need to live.

It's unfortunate that there is this political duopoly in the US where 3rd & 4th parties with qualified candidates stand almost no chance of winning an election. This is by design of course & in a capitalist society where money is valued more than a well-informed direct democracy, public education (different from indoctrination), objective journalism, public health, actual science (based in empirical evidence), fresh air, clean water, fertile soil, biodiversity, etc, it's no surprise that many of them are bought by the same big money interests that help fund coups & military conflicts around the world to acquire wealth/power, while destroying the environment. Many of the toxic industries that bought/sold the U$ & much of its media outlets are accelerating climate change, acidifying the oceans, deregulating industries that dump toxic waste in mostly low income communities, while funding massive propaganda campaigns pushing "alternative facts" (different from verifiable facts).

Voting for republicans, Trump supporters, white nationalists (including the orange one), plutocrats, & fascists will only encourage authoritarianism & the break down of democracy. Not voting enables fascism. Luckily, there are some good & qualified progressive democrats worth supporting imo, but than again I'm a democratic socialist.

Statistically, the more people show up to vote, the less likely republicans (Trump supporters) have of "winning bigly"...

VOTE!!!



john pope

MIA: Art: Music: Lyrics: Bella ciao

 

Bella ciao[1]
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Una mattina mi son svegliato
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Una mattina mi son svegliato
Eo ho trovato l'invasor

One morning I woke up
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
One morning I woke up
And I found the invader

 

 

O partigiano porta mi via
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
O partigiano porta mi via
Che mi sento di morir

Oh partisan, carry me away,
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Oh partisan, carry me away,
For I feel I'm dying

 

 

E se io muoio da partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
E se io muoio da partigiano
Tu mi devi seppellir

And if I die as a partisan
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
And if I die as a partisan
You have to bury me

 

 

Mi seppellire lassù in montagna
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
Mi seppellire lassù in montagna
Sotto l'ombra di un bel fiore

But bury me up in the mountain
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao,
But bury me up in the mountain
Under the shadow of a beautiful flower

 

 

E le genti che passeranno
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
E le genti che passeranno
Mi diranno: "Che bel fior"

And the people who will pass by
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao,
And the people who will pass by
Will say to me: "what a beautiful flower"

 

 

È questo il fiore del partigiano
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
È questo il fiore del partigiano
Morto per la libertà

This is the flower of the partisan
O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao
This is the flower of the partisan
Who died for freedom

 

 

 

        [1] Literally "bye beauty".

 

Song of the Italian partisans.

Translated for marxists.org by Clara Statello and Mitchell Abidor

Marxism and Music Archive



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BINBINBINBINB

This has made my day. Tom Waits, Marc Ribot and Anti Fascism. Yay.

Zippydodah Quirk

@Richard McEllan Homeland Security, TSA, and ICE didn't even exist before 911. Sorry we live in a fascist state. If section 230 gets overturned like Trump wants it to be that will be the final nail in the US coffin.

Ivan Goran

@Richard McEllan "The Mass Psychology Of Fascism" - Wilhelm Reich
"The Tyranny Of Words" - Stuart Chase

Richard McEllan

fascism? lol.

Maurício Pitta

One fine morning
I woke up early
(bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao);
One fine morning
I woke up early
to find the fascist at my door.

O, partisano,
please, take me with you
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful);
O, partisano,
please take me with you,
I'm not afraid anymore.

And if I die
a partisano
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful),
bury me
upon my mountain
beneath the shadow of a flower.

So all the people,
the people passing
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful);
So all the people,
the people passing,
they say "O, what a beautiful flower!"

This is the flower
of the partisan
(bella ciao, bella ciao, goodbye beautiful);
This is the flower
of the partisan
who died for freedom.
This is the flower
of the partisan
who died for freedom.

Thor Jørgensen

@Stefano Sorrentino Oh parmigiano, take me with you!
I'm not afraid of the parmesans anymore!

peyton mcdevitt

Thank you. It's a great song meant to be sung along too!

MR

Thank you

Stefano Sorrentino

@Tiziano Pucci, 'o parmigiano'. 😂

Pura Corpas

Que preciosidad!
Y lo necesitamos en estos tristes momentos donde los fascistas campan a sus aire

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