Text by Erich Weinert. Sung by Ernst Busch.
The Secret Deployment (1931) was written at a time when German Communists believed an attack by capitalist powers on the Soviet Union was imminent. The music was originally composed by Eisler for the anti-war movie No Man's Land to accompany a scene in which soldiers throw down their rifles and leave their trenches. Here, the text reverses the action of the movie: workers and farmers are urged to pick up their rifles and rush towards an apocalyptic battle against fascism. Here is the text of the refrain:
Workers, farmers, take your rifles,
Music sample © plšne. Translation by Andy Lang.
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