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Du gamla, Du fria

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"Du gamla, Du fria" ("Thou Ancient, Thou Free") is the unofficial national anthem of Sweden. Lyrics by Richard Dybeck, 1844. The first two verses are always used when sung in Sweden, but verses three and four are unused. In an international context, such as sporting events, more than one verse is seldom played, similar to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Lyrics

1
Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjällhöga nord
Du tysta, Du glädjerika sköna!
Jag hälsar Dig, vänaste land uppå jord,
/:Din sol, Din himmel, Dina ängder gröna.:/
2
Du tronar på minnen från fornstora dar,
då ärat Ditt namn flög över jorden.
Jag vet att Du är och förblir vad du var.
/: Ja, jag vill leva jag vill dö i Norden.:/
3
Jag städs vill dig tjäna mitt älskade land,
din trohet till döden vill jag svära.
Din rätt, skall jag värna, med håg och med hand,
/:din fana, högt den bragderika bära.:/
4
Med Gud skall jag kämpa, för hem och för härd,
för Sverige, den kära fosterjorden.
Jag byter Dig ej, mot allt i en värld
/: Nej, jag vill leva jag vill dö i Norden.:/

Translation

1
Thou ancient, thou free, thou mountainous North
In beauty and peace our hearts beguiling
I greet thee, thou loveliest land on the earth
/:Thy sun, thy skies, thy meadows green:/
2
Thy throne rests on memories from great days of yore
When all round the world thine name honoured was
I know that you are and you will be as you were
/:Oh, I would live and I would die in the North:/
3
Forever I shall serve thy my beloved country,
until death I owe thy my fidelity.
Your right I will protect with mind and with hand,
/:thy banner, feats of bravery carry:/
4
With God I shall fight, for home and for bliss,
for Sweden, the dear fatherland.
For nothing, in the world, I would trade thee.
/: No, I would live and I would die in the North :/

See also

Template:Swedish patriotic songscs:Švédská hymna da:Du gamla, Du fria de:Du gamla, Du fria es:Du gamla, Du fria eo:Du gamla, du fria fr:Du gamla, Du fria it:Du gamla, du fria nl:Du gamla, Du fria ja:スウェーデンの国歌 no:Du gamla, du fria pl:Hymn Szwecji pt:Hino nacional da Suécia ru:Du gamla, Du fria sl:Du gamla, Du fria sv:Du gamla, du fria

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