Sweden National Anthem lyrics YouTube movie MIDI

Kindom of SwedenDu gamla, Du fria ("Thou Ancient, Thou Free")

Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjallhoga nord
Du tysta, Du gladjerika skona!
Jag halsar Dig, vanaste land uppa jord,
/:Din sol, Din himmel, Dina angder grona.:/

You ancient, you free, you mountainous North
You quiet, you joyful beauty!
I greet You, most beautiful land upon earth,
/:Your sun, Your sky, Your meadows green.:/

Du tronar pa minnen fran fornstora dar,
da arat Ditt namn flog over jorden.
Jag vet att Du ar och forblir vad du var.
/: Ja, jag vill leva jag vill do i Norden.:/

You throne upon memories of great olden days,
When honoured Your name flew over the world,
I know that You are and will be as you were,
/: Yes, I want to live I want to die in the North :/

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About Anthem

Du gamla, Du fria ("Thou ancient, Thou free") is the de facto national anthem of Sweden. Although the Swedish constitution makes no mention of a national anthem, it enjoys universal recognition and is used, for example, at sporting events.

Only the first two verses are normally sung. At international sporting events, often only the first verse is played, which is really more like playing only half a verse of "God save the Queen", and ending before the last chorus-like strophes.

Furthermore, many - if not most - instrumental recordings instead take up time by playing the repeated fourth and fifth strophe of the melody as an "intro" before playing the actual song. This is something that is never done with any other national anthem (photo: Visby Wall /source: Wikipedia).