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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Saint Barthelemy.
Who wrote the national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Saint Barthelemy 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 Saint Barthelemy is "L'Hymne a St. Barthelemy" which means in English "Hymn to St. Barthelemy".
Saint Barthelemy's anthem lyrics were written by Isabelle Massart DERAVIN and the music was written by Michael VALENTI.
Local Anthem In Use Since 1999; As A Collectivity Of France, "La Marseillaise" Is Official .
 
 
Listen to Saint Barthelemy national anthem on Youtube
 
anthem lyrics (English translation)
Verse 1
Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny
Raises its bloody banner (repeat)
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons and women!
 
chorus:
To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let's march, let's march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows! (Repeat)
 
Verse 5
Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors,
You bear or hold back your blows!
You spare those sorry victims,
Who arm against us with regret. (repeat)
But not these bloodthirsty despots,
These accomplices of Bouillé,
All these tigers who, mercilessly,
Rip their mother's breast!
 
Verse 6
Sacred love of the Fatherland,
Lead, support our avenging arms
Liberty, cherished Liberty,
Fight with thy defenders! (repeat)
Under our flags, shall victory
Hurry to thy manly accents,
That thy expiring enemies,
See thy triumph and our glory!
 
Note: Only the first verse (and sometimes the fifth and sixth) and the first chorus are sung today in France.
 
You can find more information about anthem on Wikipedia - See link.

 

Saint Barthelemy

Saint Barthelemy flag

Conventional short form country name: Saint Barthelemy.
Conventional long form country name: Overseas Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy.
Local short form country name: Saint-Barthelemy.
Local long form country name: Collectivite d'outre mer de Saint-Barthelemy.
 
 
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