Leonard Cohen

The Partisan

When they poured across the border I was cautioned to surrender This I could not do; I took my gun and vanished I have changed my name so often I've lost my wife and children But I have many friends And some of them are with me An old woman gave us shelter Kept us hidden in the garret Then the soldiers came; She died without a whisper There were three of us this morning I'm the only one this evening But I must go on; The frontiers are my prison Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing Through the graves the wind is blowing Freedom soon will come; Then we'll come from the shadows Les Allemands étaient chez moi Ils me dirent, "Signe-toi," Mais je n'ai pas peur; J'ai repris mon arme  J'ai changé cent fois de nom J'ai perdu femme et enfants Mais j'ai tant d'amis; J'ai la France entière Un vieil homme dans un grenier Pour la nuit nous a caché Les Allemands l'ont pris; Il est mort sans surprise Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing Through the graves the wind is blowing Freedom soon will come; Then we'll come from the shadows