Die Gedanken sind frei


                  Die Gedanken sind frei

                                          Traditional German
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 2000

Key: D


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G--||------------|--------------------|--------------------|
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          Die Ge- dank - en   sind       frei,      wer


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 kann  sie    er  -   ra  -  ten;   sie


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 flie - hen   vor   -   bei        wie


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 naecht-lich - e     Schat - ten.  Kein


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Mensch kann   sie      wis - sen,  kein


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  Jae - ger   er   -   schiessen;  es


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 blei - bet   da   -   bei:        Die Ge-


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  dank - en  sind        frei!     Es


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 blei - bet   da   -   bei:        Die Ge-


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  dank - en  sind

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   frei!

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"Die Gedanken sind frei" means, "Thoughts are free." The song itself is very old, going back to the Peasant Wars of sixteenth-century Germany. In times of oppression, it has risen again. It was the song of the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany. The tune and the German lyrics are in the public domain worldwide. I am sorry that I cannot furnish an English translation: the singable English version that I know is still under copyright.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Die Gedanken sind frei".


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