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The Partisan  Leonard Cohen


[Am]    [Am]      [Am]     [Am]                      
/C* E* Am
When they poured a-cross the border
/C* E* Am
I was cautioned to sur-render,
this I[/C] could not [G]do; [/G]   [2/4]
[F]  I took my [F]gun and van[/C]-ished.  [E]   [/Am]     [Am/Am]       [Am]

C* E* Am
I have changed my name so often,
C* E* Am
I've lost my wife and children
but I have [C]many fri-[G]ends,   [G]
[F]   and some [F]of them are with [C]me.  [E]  [/Am]     [Am/Am]      [Am]

C* E* Am
An old woman gave us shelter,
C* E* Am
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the [C]soldiers [G]came;  [G]
[F]    she died [F]without a whis-[C]per.  [E]  [Am]   [Am/Am]      [Am]

C* E* Am
There were three of us this morning Hier encor nous ‚tions troi
C* E* Am
I'm the only one this evening Il ne reste plu que moi
but I [C]must go [G]on;   [G]                             Et je tourne en rond
[F]  the fron-ti[F]ers are my pri-so[C]n.  [E]  [Am]   [Am/Am]      [Am]    Dans la prison des frontieres

C* E* Am
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing, La vent passe sur les tombles
C* E* Am
through the graves the wind is blowing, La libert‚ reviendra
freedom [C]soon will [G]come;    [G]                      Oh nous oubliera!
[F]  then we'll co[F]me from the shad-[C]ows[E]. [/Am]    [Am/Am]      [Am]  Nous retrerons dans l'ombre.

C* E* Am
Les Alle-mands ‚-taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home
C* E* Am
ons m'a dit: "Re-signe toi," They said, "Sign yourself,"
mais je [C]n'ai pas [G]peur;[G]                      But I am not afraid
[F]   j'ai [F]repris mon ƒr-[C]me. [E]  [/Am]    [Am/Am]      [Am]     I have retaken my weapon.

C* E Am
J'ai chan-g‚ cent fois de nom, I have changed names a hundred times
C* E* Am
j'ai per-du femme et en-fants I have lost wife and children
mais j'ai [C]tant d'a-[G]mis;    [G]                 But I have so many friends
[F]    j'ai la France en-[C]tiŠr[E]e.[Am]   [Am/Am]      [Am]         I have all of France

C* E* Am
Un vieil homme dans un gre-nier An old man, in an attic
C* E* Am
pour la nuit nous a ca-ch‚s, Hid us for the night
les Alle-[C]mands l'ont [G]prisen[G]t;                     The Germans captured him
[F]   il est [F]mort sans surpri-[C]se.[E]  [Am]   [Am/Am]      [Am]       He died without surprise.)

C* E* Am
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
C* E* Am
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom [C]soon will [G]come;    [G]
F F C E Am Am/Am Am (appregio)
then we'll come from the shad-ows.


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