GPU When I was a lad in nineteen six I joined a band of Bolsheviks I read the Manifesto and the Kapital And I even learned to sing the Internationale <repeat> I sang that song in a voice so true That now I'm in the prisons of the GPU <repeat>. When Lenin's boys insurrection made I found myself on a barricade At Kerensky's troops I aimed my gun And I never stopped shooting 'till the Reds had won. <repeat> I shot that gun with an aim so true etc. <repeat> When NEP was started and Lenin died I found myself on Trotsky's side Well, all went well 'till twenty-eight And then I was forced to capitulate. <repeat> Well, my capitulation had a ring so true, etc. <repeat> Now, since that time I've had no peace My steps have been dogged by the Secret Police. I denounced the traitors, time and again I denounced the traitors with tongue and pen. <repeat> And my denunciations had a ring so true, etc. Now revisionists all, wherever you may be If you want to be a success, like me --- Confess to terrorism and espionage To Counterrevolution and sabotage. <repeat> Adhere to the line of Lenin, too And you'll wind up in the prisons of the GPU. <repeat> Note: Dick Eney has pointed out that the Russian pronunciation of the acronym GPU--- Gay Pay Oo---may not be clear to non-Russians. from Glazer Ballads for Sectarians tune of Gilbert and Sullivan "When I was a Lad" RG
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