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Lyr Req: Hitler Lives (from Rosalie Allen)

GUEST,MAG 04 Mar 17 - 10:41 PM
Jim Carroll 05 Mar 17 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,MVS 05 Mar 17 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,MVS 05 Mar 17 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,mag 05 Mar 17 - 08:48 PM
GUEST,MVS 05 Mar 17 - 10:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Hitler Lives'
Date: 04 Mar 17 - 10:41 PM

This song was written just after WWII;
I heard someone sing it the other day, w/ a couple updates;

it basically says, if you mistreat your fellow man, then ...

great song, and very timely.

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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CROOKED CROSS (Peggy Seeger)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 03:56 AM

Two possibilities

The Crooked Cross
Words and music by Peggy Seeger.)
The sudden crop of swastikas on synagogues and cemeteries in Germany and other parts of Europe, produced this song.

Have you seen (have you seen)
The butcher's sign (have you seen)
The killer's medal (have you seen)
The crooked cross (have you seen)
On that cross (have you seen)
Millions died (have you seen)
When the world (have you seen)
Was crucified (have you seen)

Did you seen (did you see)
On the wall (did you see)
Of your city (did you see)
Crooked crosses (did you see)
People Suffered (did you see)
People starved (did you see)
From their graves (did you see)
That cross is carved (did you see)

Did you hear (did you hear)
Hitler yelling (did you hear)
Hitler ranting (did you hear)
Hitler screaming (did you hear)
Don't want no Jews (did you hear)
In this land (did you hear)
Strike 'em down (did you hear)
On every hand (did you hear)

Were you there? (did you hear)
In the camps (did you hear)
Ten million (did you hear)
Were murdered there (did you hear)
Ho mercy (did you hear)
Did they see (did you hear)
Only death (did you hear)
Could set them free (did you hear)

I remember (I remember)
London blazing (I remember)
Paris conquered (I remember)
Warsaw shattered (I remember)
Children dying (I remember)
Smoke and flames (I remember)
Bombs exploding (I remember)
Fascist planes (I remember)

Did you see? (did you see)
Nazis marching (did you see)
Nazis bragging (did you see)
Nazis killing (did you see)
Nazis running (did you see)
In retreat (did you see)
Nazis crawling (did you see)
In defeat (did you see)

Were you there (were you there)
In the camps (were you there)
Ten million (were you there)
Murdered there (were you there)
Did you care (were you there)
Did you agree (were you there)
When they set (were you there)
The killers free (were you there)

They are free (they are free)
Nazi soldiers (they are free)
Nazi statesmen (they are free)
In Germany (there are free)

Free to work among us still
Free to poison, lie and kill
Free to finish Hitler's plans.
Stop them now, while you can, while you can

Or this
Jim Carroll

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hitler Lives'
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 01:57 PM

Song is "Hitler Lives," recorded post-war by Rosalie Allen. It's on Cattle Compact Disc 226, "Rosalie Allen The Hillbilly Yodel Star of the 1940s" and perhaps on youtube. Since both of us are Guests I can't ask you to PM me your box # so I can send you an mp3. If you want to put your @ in a post, however, I'll be happy to send you the mp3. (The western swing site from which I d/l the album is long long defunct.)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hitler Lives'
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 07:42 PM

Or, to make it easier still,

7MB, not zipped.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hitler Lives'
From: GUEST,mag
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 08:48 PM

oops; many thanks, MVS

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hitler Lives'
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 10:19 PM

No problem; good song which I'm happy to share.

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Subject: Lyr Add: HITLER LIVES (Rosalie Allen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 11:11 PM

My transcription from YouTube

Words and music by Red River Dave & Bill Crouch
As recorded by Rosalie Allen, 1947.

[1] We hear lots of talk today
Up and down life's broad highway
About whether Hitler died in old Berlin.
Here's one thing I'm telling you:
You can bet your life it's true;
If we forget our boys, then Hitler lives again.

[CHORUS:] Hitler lives if we hurt our fellow men.
Hitler lives if we forget
Those who fought where heroes died
That our flag might float on high.
If we forget, Hitler lives, Hitler lives.

[2] I see buddies here and there
Mighty lonesome, in despair,
Got no home and got no job and got no friends.
If their trouble you ignore,
If you turn them from your door,
Then you can tell the world that Hitler lives again.

[3] Is your memory so numb
You've forgotten forty-one,
When the world was all aflame from shore to shore?
You can count on this, my friend:
You'll let Hitler live again
If you should ever turn a hero from your door.

[ lists another recording of this song, by Herman "the Hermit" Snyder, also in 1947.]

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