The Black Swarms (Schwarze Haufen) were a German radical paramilitary organization which was created in 1922, shortly after the Weltkrieg. Initially, they were just one of the many similar groups. However, the Black Swarms managed to eventually become the most influential of these militias, as it did encompass a large spectrum of radical ideologies and united radical sociatists, nationalists and anarchists under one banner. Among the members, it was commonly thought an ideal state, if existent, should be modelled after the national syndicalist France. Paris did even finance the Black Swarms, although withdrawing its support when the new leader of the organisation, Adolf Hitler-Geyer (the latter being its pseudo and a party nickname, taken after Florian Geyer, who is referenced to in the song), officially took an anti-French and pro-German stance in the upcoming conflict, while though sticking to the French state model.
Wir sind des Geyers schwarzer Haufen, heia heio!
Wir wollen mit Pfaff und Adel raufen, heia heio!.
Wir wollens Gott im Himmel klagen, heia heio!
Daß wir den Pfaffen nicht dürfen totschlagen, heia heio!
Als Adam grub und Eva spann, heia heio!
Wo war denn da der Edelmann? Heia heio!
Nun gilt es Schloß, Abtei und Stift, heia heio!
Uns gilt nichts als die Heil’ge Schrift, heia heio!
Wir woll´n nicht länger sein ein Knecht, heia heio!
Leibeigen, frönig, ohne Recht, heia heio!
Geschlagen ziehen wir nach Haus, heia heio!
Die Enkel fechten’s besser aus, heia heio!