El Gran Carlemany

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"El Gran Carlemany" is the national anthem of Andorra. It means "The Great Charlemagne". Enric Marfany Bons wrote the song. Joan Benlloch i Vivó composed the music. It started to be used in 1921.

Catalan lyrics[change | change source]

El gran Carlemany, mon Pare
dels alarbs me deslliurà,
I del cel vida em donà
de Meritxell, la gran Mare,
Princesa nasquí i Pubilla
entre dos nacions neutral
Sols resto lúnica 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 Prínceps defensors!

English translation[change | change source]

The great Charlemagne, my Father,
liberated me from the Saracens,
And from heaven he gave me life
of Meritxell the great Mother.
I 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 Princes defenders!
And my Princes defenders!