Grandmaster Protests in Song

 

Chess Today’s Mikhail Golubev lends his voice to Odessa’s campaign against the Ukrainian president. The maestro does his turn at 2.56.

 

(Translation by Sarah Hurst)

 

We don’t want to stand here any more!

It won’t be like it was before!

This is our city and it’s also our land!

We don’t need a rotten, iron hand!

We sing here by the Black Sea,

But we’ll go down in history!

From Odessa to the world we’ll shout:

Gangsters out! Gangsters out! Gangsters out! Gangsters out!

 

Smiling at the Duke,

To the Maidan we’re true!

With the Duke and each other

We want the EU!

Give your neighbour a hand –

That’s how we will win!

Ukraine and Odessa, we won’t give in!

 

Twenty years ago they tried to split us too

By language to rule over him, me and you.

But Ukrainians, Russians, Jews and every race

Stand together to make Ukraine our own space!

Here and in Kiev we’re fighting to be free,

Which means we’re bound to have our victory!

We won’t leave our Maidans in snow or rain!

‘Cause we’re the rulers here – our home’s Ukraine!

 

Smiling at the Duke,

To the Maidan we’re true!

With the Duke and each other

We want the EU!

Give your neighbour friend a hand –

That’s how we will win!

Ukraine and Odessa, we won’t give in!

 

Odessans don’t retreat, no way,

The whole world is watching us today…

Moscow, Warsaw, Brussels, Washington, Beijing

They won’t help us – we’ll do everything!

Berkuta batons, yes, we know,

We have the truth – they’ve got a show!

This winter we’re out on the square,

To leave a decent country for our kids to share!

 

Smiling at the Duke,

To the Maidan we’re true!

With the Duke and each other

We want the EU!

Give your neighbour a hand –

That’s how we will win!

Ukraine and Odessa, we won’t give in!

 

Smiling at the Duke I walk down the street,

Strange that again we should suddenly meet.

He holds out his hand, and my head’s held high:

I’m proud I was born here – it’s here I will die.

1 Comment

  1. Ярослав says:

    Слава Ісусу Христу!
    Слава навіки!

    Одесити – молодці!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ярослав

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