March of the Volunteers

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March of the Volunteers (1934)
Tian Han (lyrics) and Nie Er (melody), translated by Government of the People's Republic of China
19642March of the VolunteersGovernment of the People's Republic of ChinaTian Han (lyrics) and Nie Er (melody)

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    起 来! 不 愿 做 奴 隶 的 人 们!
    把 我 们 的 血 肉, 筑 成 我 们 新 的 长 城!
    中 华 民 族 到 了 最 危 险 的 时 候,
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    起 来! 起 来! 起 来!
    我 们 万 众 一 心,
    冒 着 敌 人 的 炮 火, 前 进!
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    起 來! 不 願 做 奴 隸 的 人 們!
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    中 華 民 族 到 了 最 危 險 的 時 候,
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English translation[edit]

Original Mao Zedong version

Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves!
With our flesh and blood, let us build a new Great Wall!
As China faces its greatest peril
From each one the urgent call to action comes forth.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Millions of but one heart
Braving the enemies' fire! March on!
Braving the enemies' fire! March on!
March on! March, march on!

March on! Heroes of every nationality!
The great Communist Party leads us in continuing the Long March!
Millions with but one heart toward a communist tomorrow
Bravely struggle to develop and protect the motherland.
March on! March on, March on!
We will for many generations
Raise high Mao Zedong's banner! March on!
Raise high Mao Zedong's banner! March on!
March on! March on! On!

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