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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Barbados.
Who wrote the Barbadian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Barbados officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Barbados is "The National Anthem of Barbados".
Barbados's anthem lyrics were written by Irving BURGIE and the music was written by C. Van Roland EDWARDS.
Adopted 1966; The Anthem Is Also Known As "In Plenty And In Time Of Need".
 
National anthem of Barbados free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Barbados's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Barbados national anthem on Youtube
 
Barbadian anthem lyrics (Official English)
In plenty and in time of need
When this fair land was young,
Our brave forefathers sowed the seed
From which our pride was sprung
A pride that makes no wanton boast
Of what it has withstood
That binds our hearts from coast to coast
The pride of nationhood
 
Chorus:
We loyal sons and daughters all
Do hereby make it known
These fields and hills beyond recall
Are now our very own
We write our names on history's page
With expectations great
Strict guardians of our heritage
Firm craftsmen of our fate
 
The Lord has been the people's guide
For past three hundred years.
With Him still on the people's side
We have no doubts or fears.
Upward and onward we shall go,
Inspired, exulting, free,
And greater will our nation grow
In strength and unity.
 
(Chorus)
 
You can find more information about Barbadian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Barbadian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Barbados
Barbadian national symbol: Neptune's trident.

Barbados flag

Conventional short form country name: Barbados.
Conventional long form country name: none.
 
Barbados Government Type: parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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