La Marseillaise (France)



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NATIONALIST ART VARIOUS NATIONAL ANTHEMS EUROPE AND OTHERS

La Marseillaise (France)


Ye sons of France, awake to glory!

Hark! Hark! the people bid you rise!

Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary

Behold their tears and hear their cries! (repeat)

Shall hateful tyrants, mischief breeding,

With hireling hosts a ruffian band

Affright and desolate the land

While peace and liberty lie bleeding?


CHORUS : To arms, to arms, ye brave!

Th'avenging sword unsheathe!

March on, march on, all hearts resolved

On liberty or death.

Oh liberty can man resign thee,

Once having felt thy gen'rous flame?

Can dungeons, bolts, and bar confine thee?

Or whips thy noble spirit tame? (repeat)

Too long the world has wept bewailing

That falsehood's dagger tyrants wield;

But freedom is our sword and shield

And all their arts are unavailing. (CHORUS )

Lyrics and Music: Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792 Adopted: 1795




God Save the Queen (England)
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!

Deutschlandlied (Song of Germany)


Unity and right and freedom

for the German fatherland;

Let us all pursue this purpose brotherly,

with heart and hand.

Unity and right and freedom

are the pledge of happiness.

Flourish in this blessing's glory,

flourish, German fatherland.


Lyrics: August H. H. von Fallersleben, 1841

Music: Melody by Franz Joseph Haydn, 1797 Adopted: 1922


Austrian Anthem

Land of mountains, land of streams,

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. (repeat)
Strongly fought for, fiercely contested,

You are in the centre of the Continent

Like a strong heart,

You have borne since the earliest days

The burden of a high mission,

Much tried Austria. (repeat)


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. (repeat)

Lyrics:1946 Music: Johann Holzer Adop:1947
Internationale’ (first Soviet Anthem)

1921-1944 English Words


Arise, ye prisoners of starvation,

Arise, ye wretched of the earth!

For justice thunders condemnation,

A better world's in birth.

No more tradition's chain shall bind us,

Arise ye slaves, no more in thrall!

The earth shall rise on new foundation,

We have been none, we shall be all.


CHORUS 'Tis the final conflict,

Let each stand in his place.

The International, shall be the human race. (repeat)


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

And give to all a happier lot.

Each at the forge must do their duty

And we'll strike while the iron is hot. (CHORUS )

Behold them seated in their glory,

The kings of mine and rail and soil!

What have you read in all their story,

But how they plundered toil!

Fruits of the people's toil are buried,

In the strong coffers of a few.

In voting for their restitution,

The workers only ask their due. (CHORUS )


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.(CHORUS)

We are the Party of all labour,

The whole earth shall be ours to share.

And every race and craft our neighbour,

No idle class shall linger there!

Like vultures on the wealth we render,

From field and factory, mill and mine.

Tomorrow's sun shall shine in splendour,

And light us 'till the end of time. CHORUS

Lyrics: Eugène Pottier Music: Pierre Deygeter



Soviet Anthem 1944 - dissolution

Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,

Great Russia has welded forever to stand.

Created in struggle by will of the people,

United and mighty, our Soviet land!

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,

Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.

O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,

To Communism's triumph lead us on!

Through tempests the sunrays of freedom have cheered us,

Along the new path where great Lenin did lead.

To a righteous cause he raised up the peoples,

Inspired them to labour and valorous deed.

[Or, the old way:

Be true to the people, thus Stalin has reared us,

Inspire us to labor and valorous deed!]

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,

Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.

O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,

To Communism's triumph lead us on!

In the vict'ry of Communism's deathless ideal,

We see the future of our dear land.

And to her fluttering scarlet banner,

Selflessly true we always shall stand!


Lyrics - S.V.Mikhalkov & G.G. El-Registan Music- A.V.Aleksandrov

Italian anthem
Italian Brothers, / Italy has awakened,


She has wreathed her head

With the helmet of Scipio.

Where is Victory? / She bows her head to you,

You, whom God created / As the slave of Rome.


Let us band together, / We are ready to die, (repeat)

Italy has called us.

(repeat previous four lines)

(repeat entire song)

Lyrics: Goffredo Mameli, 1847 Music: M. Novaro, 1847Adopted: 1946




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! (repeat)


Iraqi National Anthem
A homeland that extended its wings over the horizon,

And wore the glory of civilization as a garment--

Blessed be the land of the two rivers,

A homeland of glorious determination and tolerance.


This homeland is made of flame and splendor

And pride unequaled by the high heavens.

It is a mountain that rises above the tops of the world

And a plain that embodies our pride.

Babylon is inherent in us and Assyria is ours,

And because of the glory of our background

History itself radiates with light,

And it is we alone who possess the anger of the sword

And the patience of the prophets.


Oh company of al-Ba'th, you pride of lions,

Oh pinnacle of pride and of inherited glory,

Advance, bringing terror, to a certain victory

And resurrect the time of al-Rashid in our land!

We are a generation who give all and toil to the utmost.


Oh expanse of glory, we have returned anew

To a nation that we build with unyielding determination.

And each martyr follows in the footsteps of a former martyr.

Our mighty nation is filled with pride and vigor

And the comrades build the fortresses of glory.

Oh Iraq, may you remain forever a refuge for all the Arabs

And be as suns that turn night into day! Lyrics: Shafiq Abdul Jabar al-KamaliMusic: Walid Georges Gholmieh


Adopted: 1981



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