Spanish Songs of Struggle

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 A las Barricadas was sung by the Spanish anarchists
 Hijos del Pueblo/Sons of the People

Translation by Patrick Dunn:

Son of the people , chains oppress you
And this injustice cannot continue.
If your existence is a world of grief
Death is better than being a slave
Those profoundly selfish bourgeoisie,
Who thus tear apart humanity, will be
Swept away by the anarchists
At the strong cry of liberty!

Oh, red banner
No more suffering!
The exploitation
Has to surrender.
Raise yourself up, loyal people ,
At the cry of the social revolution.

There is nothing to lose.
Only the union
Will be able to demand it.
Our [paves] (shield??)
You will not break.
Clumsy Bourgeoisie!
Get back! Get back!

The working class hearts that beat
For our cause, will be joyful;
If enthusiastic and united they fight
For the victory, our palms will obtain it.

The proletariats have to treat
The bourgeoisie with pride,
And combat as well as remember
Their wicked stupidity.

Oh! Red banner . . .