If nothing happens
If nothing happens they will electrocute us right after midnight therefore here I am right with you with love and with open heart, as I was yesterday Don’t cry Dante for many many tears have been wasted as yours mothers tears have already wasted for seven years and never did any good So, son, instead of crying be strong, be brave so as to be able to comfort your mother And when you want to distract her from the discouraging soulness take her for a long walk in the quiet countryside gathering flowers here and there And resting under the shade of trees beside the music of the water the peacefulness of nature, she will enjoy it very much as you will surely too But son, you must remember: don’t use all yourself but down yourself just one step to help the weak ones at your side. The weaker ones, that cry for help, they are yours friends, the persecuted and the victims, they are the comrades that fights friends of yours and mine, Yes, and sometimes fall. Just as your father, your father and Bartolo have fallen have fought and fell yesterday for the conquest of the joy of freedom for all In the struggle of life you’ll find you’ll find more love And in the struggle you will be loved also.
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Testo dell'ultima lettera di Nicola Sacco al figlio Dante (22 agosto 1927) - traduz. in inglese di anonimo - musica di Pete Seeger
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