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    THE BALLAD OF SACCO AND VANZETTI, PART THREE
    (Lyrics by Joan Baez, Music by Ennio Morricone)

    My son, instead of crying be strong
    Be brave and comfort your mother
    Don't cry for the tears are wasted
    Let not also the years be wasted

    Forgive me, son, for this unjust death
    Which takes your father from your side
    Forgive me all who are my friends
    I am with you, so do not cry

    If mother wants to be distracted
    From the sadness and the soulness
    You take her for a walk
    Along the quiet country
    And rest beneath the shade of trees
    Where here and there you gather flowers
    Beside the music and the water
    Is the peacefulness of nature
    She will enjoy it very much
    And surely you'll enjoy it too
    But son, you must remember
    Do not use it all yourself
    But down yourself one little step
    To help the weak ones by your side

    Forgive me, son, for this unjust death
    Which takes your father from your side
    Forgive me all who are my friends
    I am with you, so do not cry

    The weaker ones that cry for help
    The persecuted and the victim
    They are your friends
    And comrades in the fight
    And yes, they sometimes fall
    Just like your father
    Yes, your father and Bartolo
    They have fallen
    And yesterday they fought and fell
    But in the quest for joy and freedom
    And in the struggle of this life you'll find
    That there is love and sometimes more
    Yes, in the struggle you will find
    That you can love and be loved also

    Forgive me all who are my friends
    I am with you
    I beg of you, do not cry

    © 1971, 1978 Edizioni Musicali RCA, S.p.A. (ASCAP)


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