appropriateness of lyricsSeptember 18 2007 at 7:50 PM
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Despite the beauty of the melody, the words to this song would not quite fit most communist or ex-communist funerals in Britain. They tell of revolutionaries rotting in dungeons, walking in chained convoy, the chains cutting into their flesh, etc. etc. It was very much intended for those who died at the merciless hands of the Russian authorities in the 19th century. Fortunately, for the foreseeable future most of us can expect to die of natural causes. At least, I hope so.