The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48534 Message #729570
Posted By: toadfrog
13-Jun-02 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Viva la Quinta Brigada (Christy Moore & not)
Subject: RE: Help: Viva la Quinta Brigada
The Fifteenth Brigade included the English, Washington and Lincoln, and McKenzie-Papineau Battalions. So the "Hurrah for the Fifteenth Brigade" version is what Anglo-Saxons in the International Column (Communist) sang. The more pompous one sounds like an official version.
Most of those songs had multiple versions. An anarchist, who unfortunately could not carry a tune, once sang me a version of Si mi queires that began:
"When the haliputa Franco dies, and you pass his tomb, always remember to spit!" and goes on:
When you go to Barcelona
The first thing you see
Is the Communist heirarchy sitting down in a cafe.
They have blankets, and nice, warm coats,
But here at the front you can see our ass!