Remembrance Songs  

Germany- ‘Ich hatt einen Kameraden’ (I had a Comrade):

I once had a comrade,
you won't find a better one.
The drum was rolling for battle,
he was marching at my side
in the same pace and stride.

A bullet flew towards us -
for him or meant for me?
It did tear him away,
he lies beneath my feet
like it was a piece of me.

He wants to reach his hand to me,
while I reload my gun.
"Can't give you my hand for now,
you rest in eternal life,
My good comrade!"