La Complainte du Partisan
Adaptation and covers
Originally written in French, it has been adapted in English with lyrics by Hy Zaret and covered by diverse artists, including Leonard Cohen, Les Compagnons de la chanson, Goteki, Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, 16 Horsepower, Po' Girl, Branimir Štulić, Jaromír Nohavica, Electrelane, The Swell Season, Other Lives, and American Steel.
This song has been translated into many languages, particularly after the version by Leonard Cohen.
- Italian: by Bruno Lauzi (titled Il partigiano), and recorded by Claudio Daiano
- Dutch: translated by Rob Chrispijn as De Vluchteling ("the refugee") and recorded by Herman van Veen in 1971. In 2005, Yasmine and Thé Lau recorded an alternative version.
- Serbocroatian: by Branimir Štulić (titled Partizan)
- Polish: by Maciej Zembaty
- German: by Misha G. Schoeneberg, and recorded by Max Prosa
- Covers by Maciej Zembaty, http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/cover4.html
- The text of the song La Complainte du partisan/The Partisan
- Song of the French Partisan
- Leonard Cohen-The Partisan on YouTube
- Raoul Breton-La Complainte du Partisan on YouTube
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