Singing songs against war at the manifestation für peace, Easter 2022
Bardentreff Blaubeuren 2021
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Singen beim Warnstreik der IG BAU 2019 vor dem Werkstor bei Heidelbergzement Schelklingen
CWF Koetz- An evening in August
Beim Sommerfest der Freidenker 2017

Story of Isaac

Chords:

Am/f: 102210
Intro: Am . Am/f .| Am/f . . . |

Am Am/f
The door it opened slowly
Am Am/f
My father he came in
G F E
I was nine years old
Am Am/f
And he stood so tall above me
Am Am/f
His blue eyes they were shining
G F E
And his voice was very cold
C
He said, "I've had a vision

And you know I'm strong and holy
D Am B
I must do what I've been told."
F Bb
So we started up the mountain
F Bb
I was running, he was walking
F G A Am
And his axe was made of gold


The door it opened slowly,
My father he came in,was nine years old.
And he stood so tall above me,
His blue eyes they were shining
And his voice was very cold.
He said, Ive had a vision
And you know Im strong and holy,
I must do what Ive been told.
So he started up the mountain,
I was running, he was walking,
And his axe was made of gold.

Well, the trees they got much smaller,
The lake a ladys mirror,
We stopped to drink some wine.
Then he threw the bottle over.
Broke a minute later
And he put his hand on mine.
Thought I saw an eagle
But it might have been a vulture,
I never could decide.
Then my father built an altar,
He looked once behind his shoulder,
He knew I would not hide.

You who build these altars now
To sacrifice these children,
You must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision
And you never have been tempted
By a demon or a god.
You who stand above them now,
Your hatchets blunt and bloody,
You were not there before,
When I lay upon a mountain
And my fathers hand was trembling
With the beauty of the word.

And if you call me brother now,
Forgive me if I inquire,
Just according to whose plan?
When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must,
I will help you if I can.
When it all comes down to dust
I will help you if I must,
I will kill you if I can.
And mercy on our uniform,
Man of peace or man of war,
The peacock spreads his fan.

Leonard Cohen

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