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User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

What is your National Anthem? If it isn't in English, please translate it!

Mine is HATIKVA (The Hope), Israel

KOL OD BA LEVAV PENIMA
NEFESH YEHUDI HOMIAH
ULFATI MEZRACH KADIMA
IYAN LEZION TZOPFIA
OD LO AVDA TIKVATENU
HA TIKVA BAT SHNOT ALPAYIM
LEHIOT AM HOFSHI BE ERTZNU
ERETZ ZION VE YERUSHALIM
LEHIOT AM HOFSHI BE ERTZNU
ERETZ ZION VE YERUSHALIM

And in English...
So long as still within our breasts
The Jewish heart beats true,
So long as still towards the East,
To Zion, looks the Jew,
So long our hopes are not yet lost
Two thousand years we cherished them
To live in freedom in the land
Of Zion and Jerusalem.
To live in freedom in the land
Of Zion and Jerusalem.

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Our English one is good Smile Smile Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

The British National Anthem

God save our noble Queen
God save our Gracious Queen
God save the Queen
(da,da,da,da)
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
God save our gracious Queen
God save the Queen

The English anthem is 'Land of Hope and Glory' but I have no idea what the words were.



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1348 times:

L'Internationale

Debout les damnés de la terre
Debout les forçats de la faim
La raison tonne en son cratère
C'est l'éruption de la fin
Du passe faisons table rase
Foules, esclaves, debout, debout
Le monde va changer de base
Nous ne sommes rien, soyons tout

C'est la lutte finale
Groupons-nous, et demain (bis)
L'Internationale
Sera le genre humain

Il n'est pas de sauveurs suprêmes
Ni Dieu, ni César, ni tribun
Producteurs, sauvons-nous nous-mêmes
Décrétons le salut commun
Pour que le voleur rende gorge
Pour tirer l'esprit du cachot
Soufflons nous-mêmes notre forge
Battons le fer quand il est chaud

L'état comprime et la loi triche
L'impôt saigne le malheureux
Nul devoir ne s'impose au riche
Le droit du pauvre est un mot creux
C'est assez, languir en tutelle
L'égalité veut d'autres lois
Pas de droits sans devoirs dit-elle
Egaux, pas de devoirs sans droits

Hideux dans leur apothéose
Les rois de la mine et du rail
Ont-ils jamais fait autre chose
Que dévaliser le travail
Dans les coffres-forts de la bande
Ce qu'il a crée s'est fondu
En décrétant qu'on le lui rende
Le peuple ne veut que son dû.

Les rois nous saoulaient de fumées
Paix entre nous, guerre aux tyrans
Appliquons la grève aux armées
Crosse en l'air, et rompons les rangs
S'ils s'obstinent, ces cannibales
A faire de nous des héros
Ils sauront bientôt que nos balles
Sont pour nos propres généraux

Ouvriers, paysans, nous sommes
Le grand parti des travailleurs
La terre n'appartient qu'aux hommes
L'oisif ira loger ailleurs
Combien, de nos chairs se repaissent
Mais si les corbeaux, les vautours
Un de ces matins disparaissent
Le soleil brillera toujours.






The Internationale [variant words in square brackets]

Arise ye workers [starvelings] from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We'll change henceforth [forthwith] the old tradition [conditions]
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we'll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They'll break ranks and fight no more
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

No saviour from on high delivers
No faith have we in prince or peer
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear
E'er the thieves will out with their booty [give up their booty]
And give to all a happier lot.
Each [those] at the forge must do their duty
And we'll strike while the iron is hot.


Just joking folks!
 Big grin


User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1334 times:

Slovenia's national anthem, Zdravljica (The Toast), was written in the early 19th century by France Presern, a well known Slovenian poet. Since the poem's its basic message is that of peace, I think it is particularly appropriate at this time of crisis. The seventh stanza, which is officially the only part of the poem recognized as the national anthem, is particularly optimistic. I dedicate this post to the victims of Tuesday's attack.

The vintage, friends, is over,
And here sweet wine makes, once again,
Sad eyes and hearts recover,
Puts fire into every vein.
Drowns dull care
Everywhere
And summons hope out of despair.

To whom with acclamation
And song shall we our first toast give?
God save our land and nation
And all Slovenes where'er they live,
Who own the same
Blood and name,
And who one glorious Mother claim.

Let thunder out of heaven
Strike down and smite our wanton foe!
Now, as it once had thriven,
May our dear realm in freedom grow.
May fall the last
Chains of the past
Which bind us still and hold us fast!

Let peace, glad conciliation,
Come back to us throughout the land!
Towards their destination
Let Slavs henceforth go hand-in-hand!
Thus again
Will honour reign
To justice pledged in our domain.

To you, our pride past measure,
Our girls! Your beauty, charm and grace!
There surely is no treasure
To equal maidens of such race.
Sons you'll bear,
Who will dare
Defy our foe no matter where.

Our hope now, our to-morrow -
The youths - we toast and toast with joy.
No poisonous blight or sorrow
Your love of homeland shall destroy.
With us indeed
You're called to heed
Its summons in this hour of need.

God's blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o'er earth's habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see
That all men free
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.

At last to our reunion -
To us the toast! Let it resound,
Since in this gay communion
By thoughts of brotherhood we're bound
May joyful cheer
Ne'er disappear
From all good hearts now gathered here.

This is the original Slovene-language version. Those of you who speak other Slavic languages may recognize a few words:

Spet trte so rodile,
prijat'lji, vince nam sladko,
ki nam oživlja žile,
srce razjasni in oko,
ki utopi
vse skrbi,
v potrtih prsih up budi.

Komu najpred veselo
zdravljico, bratje, č'mo zapet'?
Bog našo nam deželo,
Bog živi ves slovenski svet,
brate vse,
kar nas je
sinov sloveče matere!

V sovražnike `z oblakov
rodu naj naš'ga trešči grom!
Prost, ko je bil očakov,
naprej naj bo Slovencev dom;
naj zdrobe
njih roke
si spone, ki jim še teže!

Edinost, sreča, sprava
k nam naj nazaj se vrnejo!
Otrok, kar ima slava,,
vsi naj si v roke sežejo,
da oblast
in z njo čast,
ko pred, spet naša bosta last!

Bog živi vas, Slovenke,
prelepe, žlahtne rožice!
Ni take je mladenke,
ko naše je krvi dekle;
naj sinov
zarod nov
iz vas bo strah sovražnikov!

Mladen'či, zdaj se pije
zdravljica vaša, vi naš up!
Ljubezni domačije
noben naj vam ne usmrti strup;
ker po nas
bode vas
jo srčno branit' klical čas!

Žive naj vsi narodi
ki hrepene dočakat' dan,
da koder sonce hodi,
prepir iz sveta bo pregnan,
da rojak
prost bo vsak,
ne vrag, le sosed bo mejak!

Nazadnje še, prijat'lji,
kozarec zase vzdignimo,
ki smo zato se zbrat'li,
ker dobro v srcu mislimo.
Dokaj dni
naj živi
Bog, kar nas dobrih je ljudi!


User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1315 times:

O CANADA

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts, we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

French Version of the National Anthem

O Canada! Terre de nos aieaux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras, sait porter l'épée,
Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur,de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.


User currently offlineJm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1311 times:

Eternal father bless our land
Guard us with thy mighty hand
Keep us free from evil powers
Be our light through countless hours
To our leaders,great defenders
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice,truth be ours forever
Jamaica land we love
Jamaica,Jamaica,Jamaica land we love

Teach us true respect for all
Stir response to duties call
Strengthen us the weak to cherish
Give us vision lest we perish
Knowledge send us heavenly father
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice,truth be ours forever
Jamaica land we love
Jamaica,Jamaica,Jamaica land we love

The anthem of Jamaica is a prayer to God to give us wisdom,strength,guidance and protection. Most people who've heard it like it because there isn't any mention of war or violence.Regretably some Jamaicans don't pay much attention to the words of the anthem and have become selfish. But for the most part the majority of us are god fearing,loving people. This is reflected in the fact that Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country on earth.


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Jm-airbus320


User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1310 times:

Raynb741: uhhmm...not quite the right words, my friend!
Also, it's "da, da, da daaaa"  Smile

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and Glorious,
Long to reign over us;

God save the Queen!

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,

Oh, save us all!


Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,

God save the Queen!



User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Try this site:

http://www.copcity.com/anthems/anthems.html


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3678 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

The Greek national anthem is taken from ELEFTHEROI POLIORKIMENOI (Free Seiged) by Dionysios Solomos. It was written during the siege of Messologi during the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Greek:

Σε γνωρίζω από την κόψη
Του σπαθιού την τρομερή,
Σε γνωρίζω από την όψη
Που με βιά μετράει τη γη.
Απ' τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένη
Των Ελλήνων τα ιερά,

Και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένοι,
Χαίρε, ω χαίρε, ελευθεριά.(x3)


English:

Se gnoriso apo tin kopsi
Tou spathiou tin tromeri,
Se gnorizo apo tin opsi
Pou me via metraei tin yi.
Ap' ta kokala vgalmeni
Ton Ellinon ta iera,

Kai san prota andriomeni,
Haire, o Haire, eleftheria. (x3)


Translation:

We knew thee of old,
Oh, divinely restored,
By the lights of thine eyes
And the light of thy Sword
From the graves of our slain
Shall thy valour prevail

As we greet thee again-
Hail, Liberty! Hail!





User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

O say can you see?
By the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed,
At the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
And the ramparts we watched,
Were so gallantly streaming.

And the rocket's red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night,
That our flag was still there.

O say does that star spangled banner yet wave?
O'er the land of the free,
And the home of the brave!



Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

The Austrian National Anthem (but don't ask me to sing it Big grin)

Land der Berge, Land der Ströme,
Land der Äcker, Land der Döme,
Land der Hämmer, zukunftsreich.
Heimat bist du grosser Söhne,
Volk begnadet für das Schöne,
Vielgerühmtes Österreich,
Vielgerühmtes Österreich!

Heiss umfehdet, wild umstritten,
Liegst dem Erdteil du inmitten
Einem starken Herzen gleich.
Hast seit Frühen Ahnentagen
Hoher Sendung last getragen,
Vielgeprüftes Österreich, Vielgeprüftes Österreich.

Mutig in die neuen Zeiten,
Frei und gläubig sieh uns schreiten,
Arbeitsfroh und hoffnungsreich.
Einig lass in Brüderchören,
Vaterland, dir Treue schwören,
Vielgeliebtes Österreich, Vielgeliebtes Österreich.

TRANSLATION

LAND OF MOUNTAINS LAND OF RIVERS
Land of mountains, land on the River,
Land of fields, land of spires,
Land of hammers, with a rich future,
You are the home of great sons,
A nation blessed by its sense of beauty,
Highly praised Austria, highly praised Austria.

Strongly fought for, fiercely contested,
You are in the centre of the Continent
Like a strong heart,
You have born since the earliest days
The burden of a high mission
Much tried Austria, much tried Austria.

Watch us striding free and believing,
With courage, into new eras,
Working cheerfully and full of hope,
In fraternal chorus let us take in unity
The oath of allegiance to you, our country,
Our much beloved Austria, our much beloved Austria


Regards from the heart of Europe! Smile


P.S.: I also like the American, British and German.
And all the others as they are really impressing.



User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

God Save the Queen is the natioal anthem of Britain but Jerusalem, a patriotic hymn for England is better!

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold,
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear, oh clouds unfurl,
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand.
'Til we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green and pleasant land.


Fantastic noble uplifting words and tune, always brings a lump to my throat when I hear it!


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Lowsonboy,
This song was used in a Monty Python show. It was sketch about buying a bed and was really funny.
Wasn't the song written by William Blake?

Btw, what is Germany's national Anthem today was national anthem of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire (19th cent). It was called "Gott erhalte Franz, den Kaiser" ("God save Franz, the emperor" would be the literal translation). The composer was Joseph Haydn. I forgot to mention that in my previous post.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Our national anthem is called "Ja vi elsker dette landed." But I don't really know if I'll bother to post it here.

CsatrU, I'll give you 2 days to find and post it, hehe. You accept the challenge?

Thom@s  Smile



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1256 times:


Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea.
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In hist'ry's page, let ev'ry stage
Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia Fair."

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia Fair."


and we are all left wondering .. is "girt" really a word?



User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

All so new and short...
The Dutch anthem dates back to the Spanish occupation (so about 400 years, give or take a century, it lasted a while  Wink/being sarcastic ) and over a dozen verses (though only two or three are usually used now).



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Oh yeah, I guess you Dutch particularly love the very first line, you know, the part about "I am of German blood" Big grin . A propos blood, ever heard the Marseillaise, the French anthem? That is literally soaked in blood (as in "let´s water our fields with their dirty blood...")...

You know the anthem of Liechtenstein actually uses the same tune as the UK´s?

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Eight Stars of Gold on a Field of Blue
Alaska's Flag what it means to you
The blue of the sea
And the evening sky
The mountains lakes and flowers near-by

The gold of the early sourdough's dreams
The precious gold of the hills and streams
The brilliant stars in the northern sky
The bear and the dipper shining high

The great northern star with it's steady light
Over land and sea, a beacon bright
Alaska's flag, Alaskans dear.
A simple flag for the last frontier.


Sorry I don't have the lyrics for the second half.

One day it will be a national anthem not just a state one.

Alaska Independence Party




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

NOTE: The song was first written in Swedish so that's why i've put them first

Finnish: Maamme / Swedish: Vårt Land
(Our Land)

MIDI: http://www.copcity.com/anthems/fin.mid

Original Swedish Words



Vårt land, vårt land, vårt fosterland,

Ljudhögt, o dyra ord!

Ej lyfts en höjd mot himlens rand,

Ej sänks en dal, ej sköljs en strand,

mer älskad än vår bygd i nord,

Än våra fäders jord.



Din blomning, shuten än i knopp,

Skall mogna ur sitt tvång;

Se, ur vår kärlek skall gå opp

Ditt ljus, din glans, din fröjd, ditt hopp,

Och högra klinga skall en gång

Vår fosterländska sång.

Original Finnish Words


Oi maamme Suomi, synnyinmaa,

soi, sana kultainen!

Ei laaksoa ei kukkulaa,

ei vettä, rantaa rakkaampaa

kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen,

maa kallis isien.



Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan

keerrankin puhkeaa;

viel' lempemme saa nousemaan,

sun toivos, riemus loistossaan,

ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa,

korkeemman kaiun saa.

English Translation



Our land, our land, our fatherland,

Sound loud, O name of worth!

No mount that meets the heaven's band.

No hidden vale, no wave-washed strand.

Is loved, as is our native North.

Our own forefathers' earth.



Thy blossom, in the bud laid low,

Yet ripened shall upspring.

See! From our love once more shall grow

Thy light, thy joy, thy hope, thy glow!

And clearer yet one day shall ring

The song our land shall sing.

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Thom@s,

Two days? C'mon now, 4 1/2 hours okay? I'll even include a Norwegian flag. Big grin


Ja, Vi Elsker Dette Landet
(Yes, We Love This Land)


Ja, vi elsker dette landet,
som det stiger frem,

furet, værbitt, over vannet,

med de tusen hjem.

Elsker, elsker det og tenker

på vår far og mor

og den saganatt som senker

drømmer på vår jord.

og den saganatt som senker,

senker drømmer på vår jord.



Norske mann I hus og hytte,

takk din store Gud!

Landet ville han beskytte

skjønt det mørkt så ut.

Alt hva fedrene har kjempet,

mødrene har grett,

har den Herre stille lempet,

så vi vant vår rett.

har den Herre stille lempet,

så vi vant, vi vant vår rett.



Ja, vi elsker dette landet,

som det stiger frem,

furet, værbitt, over vannet,

med de tusen hjem.

og som fedres kamp har hevet

det av nød til seir,

også vi, nar det blir krevet,

for dets fred slår leir,

også vi, nar det blir krevet,

for dets fred, dets fred slår leir!




English Translation

Yes, we love with fond devotion

This our land that looms

Rugged, storm-scared o'er the ocean,

With her thousand homes.

Love her, in our love recalling

Those who gave us birth.

And old tales which night, in falling

Bring as dreams to earth.

And old tales which night, in falling

Bring as dreams, as dreams to earth.



Norse man, whatsoe'er thy station,

Thank thy God, Whose power

Willed and wrought the land's salvation

In her darkest hour.

All our mothers sought with weeping

And our sires in fight,

God has fashioned, in His keeping

Till we gained our right.

God has fashioned, in His keeping

Till we gained, we gained our right.



Yes, we love with fond devotion

This our land that looms

Rugged, storm-scared o'er the ocean,

With her thousand homes.

And, as warrior sires have made her

Wealth and fame increase,

At the call we too will aid her,

Armed to guard her peace.

At the call we too will aid her,

Armed to guard, to guard her peace.




Lyrics: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1859
Music: Rikard Nordraak, 1863
>Adopted: 1864



User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Lithuanian:

Lietuva, tėvyne mūsų,
Tu didvyrių žeme,
Iš praeities tavo sūnūs
Te stiprybę semia.

Tegul eina tavo vaikai
Vien takais dorybės
Tegul dirba tavo naudai
Ir žmonių gėrybei.

Tegul saulė Lietuvoj
Tamsumas Prašalina,
Ir šviesa, ir tiesa,
Mūs žingsnius telydi.

Tegul meilė Lietuvos
Dega mūsų širdyse
Vardan tos Lietuvos
Vienybė težydi.

Vardan tos Lietuvos,
Vienybė težydi.

Translation:

Lithuania, you're our homland,
Land of heroes
Your sons bailing the strenghtness
From the past

Let your childs
Go the ways of vitue
Let them work for your benefit
And the good of people

Let the sun of Lithuania
Destroy the darkness
Only light and truth
Follows our steps

Let the love of Lithuania
Burn in our hearts
Only for Lithuania,
The unity blooms

Only for Lithuania,
The unity blooms


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Flower of Scotland!
Cant be bothered writing lyrics.
The other anthem is God Save the Queen, but we dont normally use that in Scotland.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

The tune for "God Save the Queen" is the same for an American patriotic song entitled "My Country 'Tis of Thee" I believe it was written around the time of the American Revolution:


My Country 'Tis of Thee
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of Thee I Sing

Land Where My Fathers Died
Land of the Pilgrims' Pride
From Every Mountainside
Let Freedom Ring



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6542 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Mine is:

"Kong Christian stod ved hoejen mast..."

I won't translate it for you, it is simply too embarrassing. It is one long praise of late king Christian IV (1592 - 1648), the man who did more damage to this country than any other person. And it praises all the stupid wars he faught and lost.

We have an alternative national anthem too. Its text is not offensive in any way, so we use that one at international sports events and such. Title is "Der er et yndigt land" (There is a beautiful country). The rest of the text is no big art, and more a geographical description of the country than a cultural beauty. But at least it is not offensive against neighbour countries!

It's a shame because we do have several songs which could have been really great anthems. My personal favourite would be "I Danmark er jeg foedt" by Hans Christian Andersen. But we will never agree upon a new, decent national anthem, it's simply not an issue.

Best regards, Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
25 Prebennorholm : The husband of my niece is and Englishman (Londoner), but lives and works here in Denmark. He composed "Land of Hope and Glory" on his cell phone. Gre
26 Post contains images Scotty : For Graham and everyone else, here are the words. For L-188, Scotland can prove that it is possible to change the unchangeable without ever resorting
27 Post contains links and images Hadpa : Puro Chile es tu cielo azulado Puras brisas te cruzan también Y ese campo de flores bordado Es la copia feliz del Edén Majestuosa es la blanca monta
28 YKA : Well I im both a citizen of Canada and Poland but I'll just post the Polish anthem here... Jeszcze Polska nie zginela, Kiedy my zyjemy. Co nam obca pr
29 Jwenting : Airsickness, the song is about William of Orange-Nassau, who was indeed of German blood. Our royal family was originally German and still owns extensi
30 Post contains images Thom@s : CstarU, You bastard. Thom@s
31 SAS_A330-300 : As nobody has posted the Swedish national anthem, I'll do that. Du Gamla, Du Fria Du gamla, du fria du fjällhöga nord du tysta du glädjerika sköna
32 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : J.T., >>>Airsickness, the song is about William of Orange-Nassau, who was indeed of German blood. Our royal family was originally German and still own
33 N312RC : The full national anthem. Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad strip
34 Turbolet : To make everything clear, I am a Czech living in Malta. I feel both Czech and Maltese and considered a citizen of both countries so I am including bot
35 Turbolet : Sorry, I'm posting this again to make it visible to everyone. To make everything clear, I am a Czech living in Malta. I feel both Czech and Maltese an
36 JFKspotter : El Salvador. The whole anthem is pretty long, but this is the part everyone sings: Chorus Saludemos la Patria orgullosos De hijos suyos podernos llama
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