It was our chance
to die as Cossacks
while holding our
for our
It was our choice
to fight the Turks
the Poles
the petty Russians
so our children
could stand tall
and worship
sing in their tongue
while working
the land.
it was our choice
to die for freedom
for the love
of our blessed Ukraine.
Oh, sing the old Kobzar
tell the world
the truth
tell them
of our womens
our childrens hunger
our feudal suffering.
Tell the world
we will not
die begging
but by fighting
for our land.

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