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The Anthem of Bukovina

Bukovina, Bukovina,
too long hath thou cried,
separated from Romania
and ravished by pagans.

All your great wealth
stolen by Bolsheviks
all your holy churches
made into cattle stables!!

Oh, the poor man of Bukovina
how he slaved for the enemy
and worked in vain
all day long for the kolkhoz...

Every day was the same
the kolkhoz opened its gate.
And all just had to go
or they would have nothing to eat.

Whoever did not come
would have a bitter life!
For they would be punished
and receive not even a bit of bread.

So you wonder now
how is it that these people can still hold up.