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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Cayman Islands.
Who wrote the Caymanian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands is "Beloved Isle Cayman".
Cayman Islands's anthem lyrics were written by Leila E. ROSS and the music was written by Leila E. ROSS.
Adopted 1993; Served As An Unofficial Anthem Since 1930; As A Territory Of The United Kingdom, In Addition To The Local Anthem, "God Save The Queen" Is Official .
 
 
Listen to Cayman Islands national anthem on Youtube
 
Caymanian anthem lyrics (Official English)
Beloved Isle Cayman
O land of soft, fresh breezes,
Of verdant trees so fair
With the Creator's glory reflected ev'rywhere.
O sea of palest em'rald,
Merging to darkest blue,
When 'ere my thoughts fly Godward,
I always think of you.
 
Chorus: Dear, verdant island, set
In blue Caribbean sea,
I'm coming, coming very soon,
O beauteous isle, to thee.
Although I've wandered far,
My heart enshrines thee yet.
Homeland! Fair Cayman Isle
I cannot thee forget
 
Away from noise of cities,
Their fret and carking care,
With moonbeams' soft caresses,
Unchecked by garish glare,
Thy fruit and rarest juices,
Abundant, rich and free,
When sweet church bells are chiming,
My fond heart yearns for thee.
 
(Chorus)
 
When tired of all excitement,
And glam'rous worldly care,
How sweet thy shores to reach,
And find a welcome there,
And when comes on the season,
Of peace, good will to man,
'Tis then I love thee best of all,
Beloved Isle, Cayman!
 
(Chorus)
 
Cayman's national song, "Beloved Isle Cayman", was written by the late Mrs. Leila Ross Shier in 1930. Regarded as the unofficial national song for many years, it became the official national song when the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, Flag and National Song Law was passed in 1993.
 
 
God Save The Queen
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
God 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
 
Not in this land alone
But be God's mercies known
From shore to shore
Lord make the nations see
That men should brothers be
And form one family
The wide world over
 
From every latent foe
From the assassins blow
God save the Queen
O'er her thine arm extend
For Britain's sake defend
Our mother, prince, and friend
God save the Queen
 
You can find more information about Caymanian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Caymanian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands flag

Conventional short form country name: Cayman Islands.
Conventional long form country name: none.
 
Cayman Islands Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
 
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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