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Auf, auf zum Kampf zum Kampf (Bertolt Brecht)

In memory of Karl Liebknecht (13 August 1871 – 15 January 1919), who opposed participation in the first world war and refused to vote for war credits in the Reichstag on 14 August 1914.

By Hannes Wader

Lyrics

Up, up let´s fight, let´s fight!
We are born to fight!
Up, up let´s fight, let´s fight!
We are ready to fight!
We have sworn to Karl Liebknecht
that we give Rosa Luxemburg a helping hand
We have sworn to Karl Liebknecht
that we give Rosa Luxemburg a helping hand

There stands a man, a man
as strong as an Oak!
He has surely, surely
survived many Storms!
Maybe tomorrow
he will be a corpse
like so many other
Freedom fighters before
Maybe tomorrow
he will be a corpse
like so many other
Freedom fighters before

We don´t fear, don´t fear
the thunder of the cannons!
We don´t fear, don´t fear
the green uniformed Police!
Karl Liebknecht we have lost
Rosa Luxemburg fell by the hand of a murder!
Karl Liebknecht we have lost
Rosa Luxemburg fell by the hand of a murder!

Up, up let´s fight, let´s fight!
We are born to fight!
Up, up let´s fight, let´s fight!
We are ready to fight!
We have sworn to Karl Liebknecht
that we give Rosa Luxemburg a helping hand
We have sworn to Karl Liebknecht
that we give Rosa Luxemburg a helping hand