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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Mexico.
Who wrote the Mexican national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Mexico 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 Mexico is "Himno Nacional Mexicano" which means in English "National Anthem of Mexico".
Mexico's anthem lyrics were written by Francisco Gonzalez BOCANEGRA and the music was written by Jaime Nuno ROCA.
Adopted 1943, In Use Since 1854; The Anthem Is Also Known As "Mexicanos, Al Grito De Guerra" (Mexicans, To The War Cry); According To Tradition, Francisco Gonzalez BOCANEGRA, An Accomplished Poet, Was Uninterested In Submitting Lyrics To A National Anthem Contest; His Fiancee Locked Him In A Room And Refused To Release Him Until The Lyrics Were Completed.
 
National anthem of Mexico free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Mexico's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Mexico national anthem on Youtube
 
Mexican anthem lyrics (English translation)
Chorus:
Mexicans, at the cry of war,
make ready the steel and the bridle,
and may the Earth tremble at its centers
at the resounding roar of the cannon.
and may the Earth tremble at its centers
at the resounding roar of the cannon!
 
First Stanza:
Let gird, oh Fatherland!, your brow with olive
by the divine archangel of peace,
for in heaven your eternal destiny
was written by the finger of God.
But if some enemy outlander should dare
to profane your ground with his sole,
think, oh beloved Fatherland!, that heaven
has given you a soldier in every son.
 
Stanza V:
War, war without quarter to any who dare
to tarnish the coats of arms of the country!
War, war! Let the national banners
be soaked in waves of blood.
War, war! In the mountain, in the valley,
let the cannons thunder in horrid unison
and may the sonorous echoes resound
with cries of Union! Liberty!
 
Stanza VI:
O, Fatherland, ere your children, defenseless
bend their neck beneath the yoke,
may your fields be watered with blood,
may their foot be printed in blood.
And may your temples, palaces and towers
collapse with horrid clamor,
and may their ruins continue on, saying:
Of one thousand heroes, here the Fatherland began.
 
Stanza X:
Fatherland! Fatherland! your children swear to you
to breathe their last for your sake,
if the bugle with its bellicose accent
calls them together to battle with courage.
For you, olive wreathes!
A memory for them of glory!
For you, a laurel of victory!
A tomb for them of honor!
 
You can find more information about Mexican anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Mexican national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Mexico
Mexican national symbol: golden eagle.

Mexico flag

Conventional short form country name: Mexico.
Conventional long form country name: United Mexican States.
Local short form country name: Mexico.
Local long form country name: Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
 
Mexico Government Type: federal republic.
 
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. 
 
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