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La Marseillaise - French anthem

La Marseillaise

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Serge Betsen

Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L'étendard sanglant est levé
L'étendard sanglant est levé
Entendez vous dans les campagnes mugir ces féroces soldats
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras, égorger vos fils, vos compagnes
Aux armes citoyens! Formez vos bataillons!
Marchons, marchons, qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons


Arise children of the fatherland
The day of glory has arrived
Against us tyranny's
Bloody standard is raised
Listen to the sound in the fields
The howling of these fearsome soldiers
They are coming into our midst
To cut the throats of your sons and consorts
To arms citizens, form you battalions
March, march, let impure blood water our furrows

see also
BBC Sport Wales coverage
07 Aug 07 |  Wales
Scrum V's rugby songs
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