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Lyr Req: The Rat (Named Franco)

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FREIHEIT
HANS BEIMLER
LA QUINCE BRIGADA
LOS CUATROS GENERALES
SI ME QUIERES ESCRIBIR
VENGA JALEO
VIVA LA QUINCE BRIGADA


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Rat (Named Franco)
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 06:50 PM

Can anyone give the lyrics for a Spanish Civil War song Called The Rat (named Franco). It was reprinted in the People's Songs Bulletin Volume 1 Number 10 but I do not have access to this publication. I would like to add this song to those included in the Mudcat thread called Songs in English About the Spanish Civil War. If you do wish to help you could do so directly to that thread using the following link
Songs in English About the Spanish Civil War
or post in this thread and I will transfer it. I have done a web search hoping to find a site which gives the tune but did not find any reference to the song. If anyone could help with that or with giving any information about the creation of the song that would also be a great help.


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Subject: ADD: The Rat (Named Franco)-words by Harry Berlow
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Oct 13 - 02:20 AM

THE RAT
(Words by Harry Berlow, folk tune)

In sunny Spain there lives a rat,
A bigger rat than the biggest cat,
A yellow rat, both round and fat,
And the name of the rat is Franco, Franco, Franco;
A yellow rat, both round and fat,
And the name of the rat is Franco.

In Barcelona and Madrid,
They fought and died but didn't get rid
Of the lousy rat, the dirty rat,
The rat by the name of Franco, Franco, Franco;
The lousy rat, the dirty rat,
The rat by the name of Franco.

Now this story has no end you see,
It cannot end till Spain is free,
And hanging from the highest tree
Is the rat by the name of Franco, Franco, Franco;
And hanging from the highest tree
Is the rat by the name of Franco.

There were also rats in Germany,
And rats in sunny Italy
They went to Spain to help maintain
The rat by the name of Franco, Franco, Franco;
They went to Spain to help maintain
The rat by the name of Franco.

Now Franco, he began to rave,
Thought all of Spain he could enslave,
But all the loyal people, they were brave,
And they fought the rat named Franco, Franco, Franco;
The loyal people, they were brave,
And they fought the rat named Franco.

Copyright 1946, Harry Berlow
Tune: The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night People's Song Bulletin, Volume 1, No. 10, Song #91


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rat (Named Franco)
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Oct 13 - 10:36 AM

YouTube of The Fox went Out On A Chilly Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe13YHhU_9E


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