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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Sweden.
Who wrote the Swedish national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Sweden 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 Sweden is "Du Gamla, Du Fria" which means in English "Thou Ancient, Thou Free".
Sweden's anthem lyrics were written by Richard DYBECK and the music was written by traditional.
In Use Since 1844; The Anthem, Also Known As "Sang Till Norden" (Song Of The North), Is Based On A Swedish Folk Tune; It Has Never Been Officially Adopted By The Government; "Kungssangen" (The King's Song) Serves As The Royal Anthem And Is Played In The Presence Of The Royal Family And During Certain State Ceremonies.
 
National anthem of Sweden free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Sweden's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Sweden national anthem on Youtube
 
Swedish anthem lyrics (English translation)
Thou ancient, thou free, thou mountainous north
Thou quiet, thou joyful [and] fair!
I greet thee, most beautiful land upon earth,
/:Thy sun, Thy sky, Thy meadows green.:/
 
Thou art enthroned upon memories of great olden days,
When honoured thy name flew across the earth,
I know that thou art and wilt remain what thou wast,
/:Yes, I want to live, I want to die in the North.:/
 
Additional Verses From 1910 (Usually Not Sung):
I forever want to serve thee, my beloved country,
Loyalty until death I want to swear thee,
Thy right I will protect with mind and with hand,
/: thy banner, the heroes carry high.:/
 
With God I shall fight for home and for hearth,
for Sweden, the beloved native soil.
I trade thee not, for anything in a world
/: No, I want to live, I want to die in the North!:/
 
You can find more information about Swedish anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Swedish national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Sweden
Swedish national symbol: three crowns; lion.

Sweden flag

Conventional short form country name: Sweden.
Conventional long form country name: Kingdom of Sweden.
Local short form country name: Sverige.
Local long form country name: Konungariket Sverige.
 
Sweden Government Type: constitutional monarchy.
 
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom. 
 
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