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The WA marches on!


"There the drums go beating in the streets,
There the boots go stomping on the square,
There sounds a soldier’s marching song,
What kind of fighters go there!

Refrain:
And it cheerfully rings out far and wide:
We announce the coming of the new age!
Thou Dietsch braves, clasp each other’s hand,
The WA marches on, WA marches on
For our nation and fatherland.
Thou Dietsch braves, clasp each other’s hand,
The WA marches on, WA marches on
For our nation and fatherland.

And from the factories and ports,
From the mines and the moors
From fishing villages and farms,
Everywhere resounds the call: 'All are one!'

The Dietsch nation relives after years,
The shackles of slavery broken
Come and join our ranks,
In trust, undivided and free."

Lyrics: Frans Bakman
Music: Piet Heins