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Denmark 1943


by Fred Small. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


And it's Eichmann and Himmler are turning the screws
The Fuhrer they say grows impatient
"How can it be Denmark's Jews still walk free
After three years of kind occupation?
We will take them like sheep in their beds as they sleep
On the second night of their new year
Devoutly at home they'll be helpless alone
When they cry out no one will hear
But Duckwitz the German tells Hedtoft the Dane
"My friend I have dangerous news
In three hours the transport ships will set at anchor
You must warn them warn all the Jews"
Soon good Rabbi Melchior stands in the synagogue
"There'll be no service today
The raids come tomorrow, dwell not on your sorrow
By nightfall we must be away."
And it's fire up the diesel and look out for swells
We're leaving Espergaerde behind us
Who strike at our friends strike us a s well
We'll pray the patrol boats don't find us
When the sirens are wailing and shouts fill the night
Never will you stand alone
So it's over the O*resund
Till the day we can welcome you home.
Sompolinski the tailor on the eve of Rosh Hashana
Gathers his family near
"The Lord is my light and salvation
Whom on this earth shall I fear?"
When a young Danish gentile steps into the glow
Of the candle with tears flowing down
"Good neighbors flee -- I pray you believe me"
And as quickly the young man is gone.
Christian policemen, shopkeepers, and teachers
Tell their friends of the quickening storm
While students on bicycles race through the streets
Searching for Jews to be warned
And Katlev the foreman blurts out to the trainman
"My family has no place to hide"
"Well bring em to my house" the stranger replies
"And we'll spit in the damn Nazi's eyes."
And it's fire up the diesel and look out for swells
We're leaving Espergaerde behind us
Who strike at our friends strike us a s well
We'll pray the patrol boats don't find us
When the sirens are wailing and shouts fill the night
Never will you stand alone
So it's over the O*resund
Till the day we can welcome you home.
Ellen Nielsen the fishwife in the port of Drago*r
Has no use for political views
She'll call out the catch "Fresh salmon! Fresh cod!"
Comes a whisper "Please help. We are Jews."
"But if you are Jews you're not safe on the street
I know a man with a sail"
Till moonrise they sleep in the shade of her eaves
And escape on the fisherman's keel.
Rabbi Melchior hires a young trawlerman
To ferry his family across
After twelve hours afloat in a scurfy old boat
Morning light shows the same Danish coast
Says the skipper "I'm afraid of the German blockade
So we've motored in circles around"
The rabbi gives a shout, with one blow knocks him out
And steers a straight line 'cross the sound.
Frozen with fright in the October night
Families huddle in basements and barns
Mistaking each breath for the angel of death
The Gestapo the shot the alarm
Then down into the hold with the stench and the cold
And drug all the babies with schnapps
Someone shouts "Valkoemmen till Sverige
You are in Swedish waters at last!"
Seven thousands of Jews smuggled over to Sweden
By fishermen, nurses, and priests
Hitler sends Eichmann to hunt them down
But his quarry have vanished like mist
When the war's over the Jews return
Cheers and flowers adorn their way home
"We're not heroes or martyrs" so say the Danes
"We were just looking after our own."
And it's fire up the diesel and look out for swells
We're leaving Espergaerde behind us
Who strike at our friends strike us a s well
We'll pray the patrol boats don't find us
When the sirens are wailing and shouts fill the night
Never will you stand alone
So it's over the O*resund
...And today we will welcome you home
And today we welcome you home




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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. A Dream In The Light
  2. A Modest Proposal (the Long Underwear Song)
  3. Annie
  4. At The Elbe
  5. Back To School
  6. Bend That Over
  7. Big Italian Rose
  8. City Of God
  9. Cranes Over Hiroshima
  10. Crossing The Charles
  11. Death In Disguise
  12. Denmark 1943
  13. Diamonds Of Anger
  14. Dig A Hole In The Ground
  15. Every Man
  16. Everything Possible
  17. Face At The Window
  18. Father's Song
  19. Fifty-nine Cents
  20. Friends First
  21. Gonna Get A Grant
  22. HeadBanger
  23. Hot Frogs On The Loose
  24. Housewarming
  25. I Will Stand Fast
  26. If I Were A Moose
  27. If I Were Taken Now
  28. Jimmy Come Lately
  29. Larry The Polar Bear
  30. Leslie Is Different
  31. Letter From May Alice Jeffers
  32. Lifeboat
  33. Lost That Pretty Little Gal Of Mine (to Title Ix)
  34. Love's Gonna Carry Us
  35. Monique's Room
  36. Murder Homicide Kill
  37. No Limit
  38. No More Vietnams
  39. Peace Dragon
  40. Peace Is
  41. Poetic Justice
  42. Rodney King's Blessing
  43. Scott And Jamie
  44. Scrambled Eggs And Prayers
  45. Simple Living
  46. Smile When You're Ready
  47. Talking Wheelchair Blues
  48. The Dancing Light
  49. The Heart Of The Appaloosa
  50. The Hills Of Ayalon
  51. The Hug
  52. The Hug Song
  53. The Marines Lament, Or, The Pink Peril
  54. This Love
  55. Three Mile Island
  56. Too Many People
  57. Turn It Up
  58. Willie's Song

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