Cuba National Anthem

Also known as La Bayamesa
English: The Bayamo Song
Lyrics Perucho Figueredo
Music Perucho Figueredo (Antonio Rodriguez-Ferrer musical introductory notes), 1867
Adopted 1902

Cuba National Anthem Lyrics

Spanish lyrics Translation
First stanza

¡Al combate, corred, Bayameses!,
Que la patria os contempla orgullosa;
No temáis una muerte gloriosa,
Que morir por la patria es vivir.

Run to battle, men of Bayamo!
The motherland looks proudly to you;
Do not fear a glorious death,
Because to die for the motherland is to live.

Second stanza

En cadenas vivir es vivir
En afrenta y oprobio sumido,
Del clarín escuchad el sonido;
¡A las armas, valientes, corred!

To live in chains is to live
Mired into affront and opprobrium,
From the bugle hear the sound;
Run, brave ones, to battle!

Third stanza (excluded)

No temáis; los feroces íberos
Son cobardes cual todo tirano
No resisten al bravo cubano;
Para siempre su imperio cayó.

Fear not the fierce Iberian
Which all are cowards as tyrants
Do not resist the brave Cuban
Forever their empire fell.

Fourth stanza (excluded)

¡Cuba libre! Ya España murió,
Su poder y su orgullo ¿do es ido?
Del clarín escuchad el sonido
¡A las armas, valientes, corred!

Free Cuba! Spain already died,
Their power and pride where did it go?
From the bugle hear the sound
Run, brave ones, to battle!

Fifth stanza (excluded)

Contemplad nuestras huestes triunfantes
Contemplad a ellos caídos,
Por cobardes huyen vencidos:
Por valientes, supimos triunfar!

Behold our triumphant troops
Behold those that have fallen
As cowards they flee defeated:
Being brave, we knew how to triumph!

Sixth stanza (excluded)

¡Cuba libre! podemos gritar
Del cañón al terrible estampido.
Del clarín escuchad el sonido,
¡A las armas, valientes, corred!

Free Cuba! we can shout
From the cannon to the terrible stampede.
From the bugle hear the sound,
Run to arms, brave ones!

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