In the original the lyric is “without him how would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau” in the Donovan cover it is “without him how would Hitler have condemned him at Labau”.
I totally get the reference to Dachau and it makes sense in the lyric. I have no idea what the Labau thing is about. I’ve tried to find out but failed.
So will someone please tell me what “condemned him at Labau” refers to… or did Donovan just mistake the lyric and go with his mondegreen?