El Gran Carlemany

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El Gran Carlemany
by Joan Benlloch i Vivo

El Gran Carlemany (The Great Charlemagne) is the national anthem of Andorra. Written by Joan Benlloch i Vivo (1864-1926) and composed by Enric Marfany Bons (1871-1942), it was adopted in 1914.

— Excerpted from El Gran Carlemany on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

Catalan lyrics[edit]

El gran Carlemany, mon Pare dels alarbs em deslliurà,
I del cel vida em donà de Meritxell, la gran Mare,
Princesa nasquí i Pubilla entre dues nacions neutral
Sols resto l'única filla de l'imperi Carlemany.
Creient i lluire onze segles, creient i lliure vull ser.
Siguin els furs mos tutors i mos Prínceps defensors!
I mos Princeps defensors!

English translation[edit]

The great Charlemagne, my Father, liberated me from the Saracens,
And from heaven he gave me life of Meritxell, the great Mother.
She was born a Princess, a Maiden neutral between two nations.
I am the only remaining daughter of the Carolingian empire
Believing and free for eleven centuries, believing and free I will be.
The laws of the land be my tutors, and my defender Princes!
And Princes my defender!