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A las Barricadas

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Recorded  1936
Composer(s)  Józef Pławiński
Length  1:13
Language  Spanish
A las Barricadas
Published  Original music from "Warszawianka" composed in 1879. Lyrics written in 1936.
Writer(s)  Valeriano Orobón Fernández based on original lyrics by Wacław Święcicki

"A las Barricadas" ("To the Barricades") was one of the most popular songs of the Spanish anarchists during the Spanish Civil War. "A las Barricadas" is sung to the tune of "Whirlwinds of Danger" ("Warszawianka"), composed by Józef Pławiński. The lyrics were written by Valeriano Orobón Fernández in 1936, partly based on the original Polish lyrics by Wacław Święcicki.

"The Confederation" referred to in the final stanza is the anarcho-syndicalist CNT (Confederación Nacional del Trabajo — "National Confederation of Labor"), which at the time was the largest labour union and main anarchist organisation in Spain, and a major force opposing Francisco Franco's military coup against the Spanish Republic from 1936–1939.

Covering artists

  • A.D.E.S.
  • Asto Pituak
  • Bandista (with the name "Haydi Barikata")
  • Casa del Vento (Italian folk rock)
  • Dandelion Junk Queens
  • Dirty Surgeon Insurgency
  • El Comunero
  • Jake and the Infernal Machine
  • Jean-Marc Leclercq
  • Juventude Maldita (hardcore band from Brazil)
  • Les Amis d'ta Femme
  • Los Dolares
  • Los Muertos De Cristo
  • Pascal Comelade
  • Serge Utgé-Royo
  • Vennaskond
  • Victor Manuel and Ana Belén (as a duet piece).
  • References

    A las Barricadas Wikipedia