Moorsoldaten, Die (Peat-Bog Soldiers)

DESCRIPTION: German: The prisoners, trapped in a concentration camp, carry their spades to work in the moors and bogs. There is no escape; they can only keep working. But the winter (of despair) will eventually end, and they can reclaim their corrupted homeland
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: war prisoner hardtimes abuse political foreignlanguage
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Scott-BoA, pp. 354-355, "Die Moorsoldaten (Peat-Bog Soldiers)" (2 texts (1 English, 1 German), 1 tune)
Fireside, p. 210 "The Peat-Bog Soldiers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 307, "Peat Bog Soldiers" (1 text)

NOTES: This is properly a German folksong, but the English translation has become so popular in revival circles that it probably belongs here. - RBW
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File: SBoA354

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