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Махновщина / La Makhnovtchina

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MAKHNOVTCHINA

Par les monts et par les plaines
Dans la neige et dans le vent
A travers toute l'Ukraine
Se levaient nos partisans

Au printemps les traites de Lenine
Livraient l'Ukraine aux allemands
A l'automne la Makhnovtchina
Les avait jetes au vent

Makhnovtchina, Makhnovtchina
Tes drapeaux sont noirs dans le vent
Ils sont noirs de notre peine
Ils sont rouges de notre sang
L'armée blanche de Denikine
Entre en Ukraine en chantant
Mais bientôt la Makhnovtchina
L'avait dispersée au vent

Makhnovtchina, Makhnovtchina
Armée noire de nos partisans
Qui combattaient en Ukraine
Contre les rouges et les blancs
Makhnovtchina, Makhnovtchina
Ceci est ton testament :
Tu voulais chasser d'Ukraine
A jamais tous les tyrans

MAKHNOVTCHINA, MAKHNOVTCHINA

In the fields and in the plains,
a song, a cry on the wind
was heard throughout Ukraine,
the rising of our partisans.

In the springtime, Lenin's treaties
to the Germans had sold Ukraine.
But the army of Nestor Makhno
threw them out with the autumn rain.

Makhnovtchina, Makhnovtchina
your flags are black in the mud.
They are black with our sorrow
They are red with our blood.

The white army of Denikin
marched into Ukraine with a song,
but the army of Nestor Makhno
threw them out before too long.

Makhnovtchina, Makhnovtchina,
your flags are black in the mud.
They are black with our sorrow
They are red with our blood

Though the Guard be Red or White,
or wear any uniform at all,
the spirit of Nestor Makhno will be with you when you're up against the wall.

In the springtime, Lenin's treaties to the Germans had sold Ukraine.
But the army of Nestor Makhno threw them out with the autumn rain.

The white army of Denikin marched into Ukraine with a song,
but the army of Nestor Makhno threw them out before too long.

Though the Guard be Red or White, or wear any uniform at all,
the spirit of Nestor Makhno will be with you when you're up against the wall.


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