Barefoot Girl

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Lyrics by Brecht and Mark Nichols
Music by Mark Nichols based on a Georgian traditional dance song.

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[Grusha escapes the soldiers running into the high mountains]

How can a barefoot girl escape,
Oh, how, tell me how can a barefoot girl?
Leave those bastards in the dirt,
Damn them all to hell, she's just a barefoot girl!

The Ironshirts are close behind the bloodhounds smell a trail
They set a trap, no time to nap
Those Kosak pricks can't fail
They hunt by day they hunt by night
With torches blazing high for light
How can the girl put up a fight
It doesn't quite seem fair or right!

CHORUS

Pursuers never tire, and butchers never sleep
Like well-diggers will dig it deep
And shepherds will abide their sheep
Those bastards have a writ to keep
It's Atilla the Hun verses Little Bo Peep

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from Caucasian Chalk Circle, released November 13, 2012
Performed by Mark Nichols

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Mark Nichols Los Angeles, California

Is a writer, director, composer and filmmaker, but is known mainly as a creator of music theater works, including HOW TO SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE: A BURNING OPERA, LITTLE BOY GOES TO HELL, JOE BEAN, and for his popular score for Brecht's CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE. Info at www.thereallybig.com ... more

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