Mao Tse-tung: “March from Tingchow to Changsha”

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of power!

MARCH FROM TINGCHOW TO CHANGSHA

Mao Tse-tung
July 1930

PoemsReproduced by
The Red Flag

MARCH FROM TINGCHOW TO CHANGSHA

to the tune of Tieh Lien Hua

In June Heaven‘s armies chastise the corrupt and evil,
Seeking to bind roc and whale with a league-long cord.
Red glows the far side of the Kan,
Thanks to our wing under Huang Kung-lueh.
A million workers and peasants rise up,
Sweeping Kiangsi straight towards Hunan and Hupeh.
To The Internationale‘s stirring strains
A wild whirlwind swoops from the sky.